Apple will invest $200 million in Corning Inc.’s Harrodsburg, Ky., Gorilla Glass plant, the tech giant announced Friday. It is Apple’s first use of its new Advanced Manufacturing Fund “as part of the company’s commitment to foster innovation among American manufacturers.”

According to Apple, the investment will support Corning’s research and development, capital equipment needs and glass processing at the 65-year-old facility. The companies have collaborated since the first iPhone was introduced ten years ago.

“Corning is a great example of a supplier that has continued to innovate and they are one of Apple’s long-standing suppliers,” Apple COO Jeff Williams said in a statement. “… and today every customer that buys an iPhone or iPad anywhere in the world touches glass that was developed in America. We’re extremely proud of our collaboration over the years and we are investing further with Corning who has such a rich legacy of innovative manufacturing practices.”

“Corning’s longstanding relationship with Apple has not only led to significant glass innovations that have enabled new capabilities for consumers, it has also helped create nearly 1,000 American jobs and allowed us to continue growing and expanding in the U.S.,” Corning chairperson Wendell P. Weeks said. “This investment will ensure our plant in Harrodsburg remains a global center of excellence for glass technology.”

Apple is no stranger to glass, making architectural structural glazing a staple in the design of its many flagship stores throughout the world. It has also installed more than 800 oversized facade lites spanning nearly 46 by 10½ feet each at its new Apple Campus 2, which is a focal point of the structure’s design and construction.

While Apple’s investment into Corning production of Gorilla Glass is likely focused on electronics, Gorilla Glass has been making its way into architectural applications and for other larger-scale uses. SnapCab uses the product on its interior wall panels, and at this year’s CES Show, Corning showcased a vehicle using the material for its windshield, sun roof and rear window.

Regarding the widespread potential uses of Gorilla Glass across many industries, Corning’s chief strategy officer Dr. Jeffrey Evenson said at the time, “Glass can be to the next 50 years what silicon components have been for the last 50 years.”

Apple has committed to investing at least $1 billion with U.S.-based companies as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Fund.