MORAINE, Ohio (WDTN) – Fuyao Glass America in Moraine opened its doors to the public today. It is the largest Chinese investment ever in Ohio.
More than 600 invited guests showed up to see the fully decked out manufacturing plant including Ohio lieutenant governor Mary Taylor and other state and local representatives.
The once empty GM plant is now thriving manufacturing company with nearly 2000 employees.
Governor John Kasich in a video recording said “We’ve seen a really terrific transformation of a building that has been vacant for way too long”
Fuyao Glass America is the largest glass fabrication plant in the world. Producing four million glass products each year. The half a billion dollar investment will supply glass products to 25-percent of all new cars in North America.
“I’m constantly amazed at how extraordinary this facility is and even today driving in, the first thought I had was, what a fantastic huge place. I’m really excited to be a part of what is really great news for Montgomery County,” Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor said.
“This plant investment could have gone anywhere. Fuyoa could have invested this anywhere around the world and they chose right here in Moraine, Ohio,” 10th District Representative Mike Turner said.
Fuyao’s Chairman Cho Tak Wong said, in time, he expects the Moraine plant to have 3,000 employees now that it’s fully operational.
“This is a big deal for Dayton. We’re going to see more examples of this bringing the Miami Valley back and it’s what manufacturing is all about and what job growth is all about,” Senator Sherrod Brown said.
In total, Fuyao has invested $1 billion in facilities across the United States, including Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and South Carolina.