Fuyao Glass America announced it is hiring for 350 job openings in the midst of a 45 million USD plant expansion.
The expansion plan at the company’s plant in West Stroop Road, Moraine, OH, USA, includes investment for research and development, plus purchasing equipment to help produce more after-market automotive glass for companies such as Safelite, headquartered in nearby Columbus. The company will also acquire an additional 161,000 square-feet at the Moraine facility.
At full capacity, the company will have 2,300 employees at the Montgomery County plant, according to Jeff Liu, Fuyao Glass America President and CEO.
The new jobs are the result of not only the expansion, but also the new programs the company is tackling as a result of customer demand for its automotive glass products, Jeff Liu said. “We have to get people ready to support those new programs,” he continued.
Fuyao Glass Industry Group, the largest automotive glass manufacturer in China and the second largest automotive glass manufacturer in the world, first invested in Moraine in 2014, initially committing to create 800 jobs for its Original Equipment Manufacturer customers in the shell of a former General Motors assembly plant.
In 2015, the company committed to create 750 additional jobs to manufacture after-market glass. It now is operating with about 1,900 employees, Jeff Liu added.