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Fuyao Glass America announced a $46 million investment that is expected to create about 100 jobs in its facility in Moraine, Ohio.

The company is a subsidiary of the China-based Fuyao Glass Industry Group. It produces glass for several auto manufactures, including Michigan-based Ford and General Motors, which also have plants in Ohio.

“The automotive industry is global, and without our initial investment in the U.S., Fuyao wouldn’t have been able to grow and support our many great customers,” Fuyao Chairman Cho Tak Wong said in a news release. “The State of Ohio, JobsOhio, the Dayton Development Coalition, Montgomery County, the City of Moraine, and many others have provided critical support to Fuyao since we first arrived in Ohio in 2014. We are grateful for their partnership and look forward to a bright future here.”

The investment will expand the company’s current facility in Moraine by about 161,000 square feet and will cover funds for research, development and equipment. One of the companies from which Fuyao will purchase equipment is Safelite, which is based in Columbus, Ohio.

The Moraine facility currently has about 2,300 associates.

“It is great to start the new year with a new investment that will bring 100 more jobs to Fuyao’s Moraine facility,” Gov. Mike DeWine said in a news release. “This expansion further consolidates Fuyao’s footprint in Ohio and demonstrates confidence in the people who are on the job here.”

DeWine joined Cho, China Consul General Huang Ping, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer J.P. Nauseef for the announcement in Moraine.

Staff Reporter

Tyler Arnold reports on Virginia and Ohio for The Center Square. He previously worked for the Cause of Action Institute and has been published in Business Insider, USA TODAY College, National Review Online and the Washington Free Beacon.