Fuyao Glass America will hire 350 new employees due to a $45 million plant expansion.

The expansion is due to take place at the company’s West Stroop Road plant in Moraine, Ohio, USA.

It includes investment for research and development, plus purchasing equipment to help produce more after-market automotive glass for companies.

The company also will acquire an additional 161,000ft2 at the Moraine facility.

At full capacity, the company will have 2,300 employees at the Montgomery County plant, according to Fuyao Glass America President and CEO Jeff Liu.

The new jobs are said to be 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, Mr Liu said.

“We have to get people ready to support those new programs,” he said.

Fuyao first invested in the city of 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, Liu added.

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