Fuyao Glass America is the largest Chinese investment in Ohio and one of the largest in the U.S. Fuyao’s growth in Ohio is an outstanding example of how international companies can enter the market quickly and find long-term success with the help of Ohio’s local, regional and state economic development leaders.
Fuyao Glass America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global Fuyao Glass Industry Group based in China. Fuyao is an automotive glass manufacturer that supports original equipment manufacturers (OEM) globally and provides customized solution packages for automobile glass. It is the world’s largest auto glass manufacturing company and sells to the world’s top automobile manufacturers.
Fuyao started their site search targeting greenfield sites but realized the former General Motors Assembly facility in Moraine could be quickly renovated to meet their production schedule. The Dayton Development Coalition, JobsOhio, Montgomery County and the City of Moraine were able to help Fuyao attract a quality workforce and reduce facility costs at a site with existing, close-access to rail and roadway.
With the help of local economic development and utility partners, Fuyao was able to meet their timeline goals and become operational in time to take advantage of the changing automotive production market. The company was able to secure orders from General Motors, Chrysler, Hyundai and other manufacturers because they were confident they could get production started on schedule.
By choosing a former manufacturing facility, Fuyao knew that there was a comprehensive, existing infrastructure and transportation network. Fuyao’s investment was supported by local economic development partners in rapidly assembling a major workforce to satisfy immediate and long-term workforce needs.
“From the beginning, the Dayton Region has supported Fuyao and shared our excitement for the opportunity we saw here,” said Cho Tak Wong, Chairman, Fuyao Group. “We had a bold vision for Fuyao’s Moraine plant, and Governor Kasich, JobsOhio and Kristi Tanner, the DDC, the City of Moraine, and Montgomery County have worked together over the last two years to help Fuyao make that vision a reality.”