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China-Based Fuyao North America Plans Fountain Inn, South Carolina, Operations Hub

Fuyao North America Inc., a venture of China-based Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. Ltd. (Fuyao Group), is launching a new processing center in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. The company’s $16.1 million investment is projected to create approximately 70 new jobs in Greenville County.

Since 1987, the Fuyao Group has been producing high-quality automotive glass for original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers. Fuyao North America Inc. will be establishing a new, 182,000-square-foot processing center with light production capabilities at 110 Milacron Drive in Fountain Inn.

As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has awarded a $100,000 Set Aside grant to Greenville County to assist with costs associated with the project.

“Today marks another chapter for our company as we invest in this new Greenville County processing center. We appreciate the assistance we have received from the state and county governments, and we look forward to continue making a difference in the local community,” said Fuyao North America Inc. General Manager Dan Martin.

“The automotive industry continues to be a real job creator in our state’s economy, and today’s announcement is another sign of that. Fuyao Group’s decision to locate new operations in Greenville County further builds on our reputation for job creation related to foreign investment,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“Fuyao North America was attracted to upstate South Carolina due to the great opportunities in our automotive manufacturing sector. As a globally-respected business focused on innovation, product excellence and customer service, we welcome them to Greenville County,” Greenville County Council Chairman H.G. “Butch” Kirven noted.

“South Carolina Ports Authority congratulates Fuyao North America Inc. on their new facility and looks forward to supporting their operations through the Port of Charleston and Inland Port Greer. The Port is pleased to play a role in the continued growth of processing center activity in South Carolina,” said S.C. Ports Authority President & CEO Jim Newsome.

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