The investment includes outlays for r&d as well as purchasing equipment to help produce more aftermarket automotive glass for companies such as Safelite, based in Columbus, Ohio. The company also will acquire an additional 161,000 square feet at the Moraine, Ohio, site, a former General Motors factory near Dayton.
The Fuyao factory was the subject of a 2019 Netflix documentary, American Factory. The film tracks how, in 2014, the plant that GM had closed in 2008 was reopened as a glass factory by Fuyao to supply automakers.
It became the largest investment in Ohio by a Chinese company.
The latest investment will boost employment at the plant to 2,400, the Dayton Business Journal reported.