The plant today is the largest single-site auto glass production site on the planet, with about 2,300 workers.
President and Mrs. Obama launched Higher Ground last year to create content that “embodies the core values of celebrating the human spirit through struggles and triumph; facing adversity through resilience, determination, and hope; lifting up new voices and stories to bring about change; and transcending divides to bring us together,” the company said in a release.
“American Factory” was acquired by Netflix with Higher Ground Productions out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the “Directing Award: U.S. Documentary.”
“American Factory” was financed by Participant Media and is produced by Bognar, Reichert, Jeff Reichert and Julie Parker Benello. Co-producers are Mijie Li and Yiqian Zhang, with Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann the executive producers.