Chinese glass maker to unveil plant on former Ohio GM site

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Chinese company is ready to show off its completed automotive glass-making plant in Ohio, which serves as its North American hub for recycled glass manufacturing.

The chairman of Fuyao Glass America Inc., 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 8th 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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