Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Chinese glassmaker unveils finished Ohio plant

October 7, 2016
By The Associated Press

Oct. 7, 2016 – A Chinese company is ready to show off its completed automotive glassmaking plant in Ohio, which serves as its North American hub for recycled glass manufacturing.

The chairman of Fuyao Glass America, a host of dignitaries and about 700 guests are expected to attend the grand opening Friday.

Fuyao has spent roughly $450 million to convert the former General Motors factory in Moraine, near Dayton, which was shuttered in 2008. That represents China’s biggest investment in the state and its eighth largest in the U.S.

The plant employs more than 2,000 people.

Fuyao is China’s largest automotive glass manufacturer. The company received a $1 million workforce training grant and a $3 million economic development grant from JobsOhio, Ohio’s privatized economic development office, in conjunction with the Moraine project.

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