Fuyao North America Inc. will invest $16.1 million to create a new processing center in Greenville County, SC. The company, a venture of China-based Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. Ltd. (Fuyao Group), is projected to create approximately 70 new jobs with its new operations.
Fuyao North America’s new 182,000-square-foot processing center with light production capabilities will be located at 110 Milacron Drive in Fountain Inn, SC.
“Today marks another chapter for our company as we invest in this new Greenville County processing center,” said Fuyao North America Inc. General Manager Dan Martin. “We are thankful for the assistance we have received from the state and county governments, and we look forward to making a difference in the local community.”
Since 1987, the Fuyao Group has been producing high-quality automotive glass for original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers. Operating as one of the largest producer of automotive glass worldwide, the company holds more than 300 patents and manufactures four million glass car sets in the United States annually.
“We’re excited to welcome Fuyao North America to the South Carolina business community,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “Any time a company chooses to call South Carolina home, it’s a testament to our great workforce and business-friendly environment. The 70 new jobs will have a big impact in Greenville County.”
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.
“The automotive industry continues to be a real job creator in our state’s economy, and today’s announcement is another sign of that,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “Fuyao North America’s decision to locate new operations in Greenville County further builds on our reputation for job creation related to foreign investment.”
“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,” said South Carolina Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome. “The Port is pleased to play a role in the continued growth of processing center activity in South Carolina.”
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