Fuyao com­mits to $1 bil­lion US in­vest­ment

China Daily (USA) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Fuyao cel­e­brated the grand open­ing of its new­est US plant in Mo­raine, Ohio, and un­veiled plans to trans­form a build­ing in Ply­mouth, Michi­gan, into an au­to­mo­tive glass plant and re­search and de­vel­op­ment cen­ter.

Upon com­ple­tion, the 47-hectare Mo­raine fa­cil­ity, which is housed in a for­mer Gen­eral Mo­tors as­sem­bly plant near Day­ton, Ohio, will be the largest glass fab­ri­ca­tion plant in the world, with a ca­pac­ity to pro­duce 4 mil­lion au­to­mo­tive car sets and 4 mil­lion au­to­mo­tive re­place­ment glass wind­shields a year.

Cur­rently em­ploy­ing 2,000, Fuyao ex­pects this to grow to 2,300-2,500 by the end of 2017.

In the Detroit sub­urb of Ply­mouth, Fuyao will re­model a 4.9-hectare plant and ex­pects to cre­ate about 450 jobs there within two years and about 950 within three years as it con­sol­i­dates re­search and de­vel­op­ment op­er­a­tions, said John Buzu­vis, com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment di­rec­tor for Ply­mouth. (Photo 3)

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