China-Based Fuyao Glass America Expands Fountain Inn, South Carolina, Operations
Located at 110 Milacron Drive, the company's expansion includes additional assembly operations that will install parts to auto glass including sensors, antennas and more.
“We are excited to expand our manufacturing footprint in Greenville County and the Upstate, a key region for the automotive industry. This expansion will strengthen our relationship with our customers and accommodate increased demand of our products,” stated Fuyao Glass America Inc. President Zuogui Xie.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
“It is truly a testament to our world-class workforce that Fuyao Glass America Inc. has chosen to expand in Greenville County and create 121 new jobs. Their continued investment in our state and our workforce are reasons to celebrate, and we are proud that a company like Fuyao Glass America Inc. calls South Carolina home,” stated Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.
In January 2019, Fuyao North America initially announced it would be establishing a new, 182,000-square-foot processing center with light production capabilities at the Fountain Inn location. The company’s $16.1 million initial investment was projected to create 70 new jobs at the time.
"As a globally respected business focused on innovation, product excellence and customer service, Fuyao Glass America Inc. has been an excellent corporate citizen of Greenville County. Fuyao is a key member of our automotive manufacturing ecosystem, and we congratulate them on their exciting expansion," added Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member Willis Meadows.
Since 1987, Fuyao Group has been producing and supplying high-quality automotive glass for original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers. Operating as one of the largest producers of automotive glass worldwide, the company holds more than 1,000 patents and manufactures 4 million glass car sets in the United States annually.
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