Dayton firm will redevelop former GM factory

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A national design firm with local headquarters has signed on to redevelop a former
Dayton-area General Motors factory into an 800-job automotive glass plant operated by a Chinese company.

Woolpert, headquartered in Dayton, on Monday announced an agreement with Fuyao (FWEE’-ow) Glass America
Inc. to provide architectural, engineering, construction support and design consulting services for the
renovation of the former GM Moraine assembly plant, which closed in 2008.

Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. paid $15 million for 1.4 million square feet for the former auto plant and
plans a $200 million investment.

The company will start production next summer. Fuyao has said the facility is poised to become its
largest plant and possibly the heart of its U.S. research and development center.

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