Chairman Cho Tak Wong of Fuyao Glass Industry Group delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the new U.S. facility in Moraine, Ohio, the United States on Oct. 7, 2016. Fuyao Glass America celebrated the grand opening of its newest U.S. facility in Moraine, Ohio Friday, marking the largest glass fabrication plant in the world. Fuyao Glass America is part of Fuyao Industry Group Co. Ltd., a leading international manufacturer of automotive and industrial glass located in China. (Xinhua/Wang Naishui)
DAYTON, the United States, Oct. 7 (xinhua) -- Fuyao Glass America celebrated the grand opening of its newest U.S. facility in Moraine, Ohio Friday, marking the largest glass fabrication plant in the world.
Upon completion, the 116-acre facility, which is housed in a General Motors former assembly plant, will be the world' s largest glass fabrication plant with the capacity to produce 4.5 million automotive car sets and 4 million automotive replacement glass windshields each year. Currently employing about 2,000 local workers, Fuyao expects this number to grow to 2,300 - 2,500 by the end of 2017 to meet growing customer demand.
"Today's grand opening in Moraine is the culmination of a monumental undertaking by Fuyao and our partners," said Chairman Cho Tak Wong of Fuyao Glass Industry Group. "We are proud of our work in Ohio, in the heart of the U.S auto corridor, and are highly committed to supporting the growth of the North American automotive market."
"Now we have 2000 families that are seeing their lives dramatically improved because of the commitment of the company and vision of my friend chairman Cho," said John Kasich, Governor of Ohio.
The new Moraine facility represents 600 million U.S. dollars in total investment by Fuyao, the largest Chinese investment in Ohio history. Bringing auto glass production back to the U.S., Fuyao aims to regenerate both the local Ohio community, with 25 million dollars to 30 million dollars funneled into the economy each month, and the broader automotive industry.
"Fuyao's goal is to provide the highest quality product and outstanding service to our customers," said John Gauthier, President of Fuyao Glass America. "Building on the heritage of this facility, the support of our community and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, customers are already seeing the benefits from shorter development and shipping lead times."
"We are thrilled to receive strong support today from the wider Fuyao community and look forward to building on this foundation of innovation and success," he added.
Fuyao Glass America is part of Fuyao Industry Group Co. Ltd., a leading international manufacturer of automotive and industrial glass located in China, with U.S. manufacturing plants in Dayton, OH, Mt. Zion, IL, and Lake Orion, MI. Its main customers include GM, Ford, Honda, Isuzu, Toyota, Mazda, Audi, Volkswagen, Citroen, and Mercedes, to name a few.