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Fuyao Tops 1,000 Workers At Former GM Plant

Rebecca Ruan-O’Shaughnessy Fuyao
Jerry Kenney/WYSO
Fuyao, Glass America held several large employment fairs as renovations began on the former GM plant.

Hiring by a glass products company has topped 1,000 jobs at the site of a former General Motors Co. plant in southwest Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News reports the number of people employed at Fuyao Glass America Inc. in Moraine is now more than the number of people General Motors employed when it ended operations in the same factory eight years ago.

Fuyao Vice President David Burrows says they have about 1,100 workers now and have a goal of employing about 1,600 people.

The plant ships finished automobile glass to Hyundai and is preparing to send glass to Chrysler and General Motors. It has also started aftermarket glass shipments to Safelite.

City Manager Dave Hicks says the success of the plant is invigorating the city.