Share “CEO: Glass-making plant for Apple nears...”

CEO: Glass-making plant for Apple nears production

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm •  Published: August 11, 2014
Advertisement

PHOENIX (AP) — A large factory in the Phoenix metro area is reportedly close to starting production of scratch-resistant sapphire glass for Apple cameras and other devices.

The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/1pL3xyG ) reports that GT Advanced Technologies CEO Tom Gutierrez told investment analysts last week that the plant in Mesa is nearly finished.

Gutierrez said there have been startup challenges but that the company expects to reach full operational status in early 2015.

The company has hired hundreds of workers to get the 1.3-million-square-foot factory running, and Apple said in November the plant will employee 700 workers for the manufacturing operation.

The glass is used to cover lenses on its iPhone 5 cameras and fingerprint reading devices.


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    What the media, public didn't see when Katrina victims arrived in Oklahoma
  2. 2
    WPX Energy announces $185 million asset sale
  3. 3
    On the death of the postcard
  4. 4
    OKC Thunder's Russell Westbrook marries Nina Earl in star-studded Beverly Hills ceremony
  5. 5
    How to tell if your apps are snooping on you
+ show more

FEATURED JOBS



× Trending business Article