For months, leaders at Moraine-based Fuyao — the complex the company says is the world’s largest factory producing auto safety glass — have talked of the need to secure additional warehousing space.
Moraine officials had hoped to keep that warehousing activity in their city.
IRG Principal Stuart Lichter worked with JobsOhio and Moraine officials in selling Fuyao Chairman Cho Tak Wong a former General Motors assembly plant off West Stroop Road in late 2013 and early 2014. Today, Fuyao has more than 2,000 employees there.
Burkhardt said Fuyao officials shared with him other Chinese companies who may be looking for space in the Trotwood area.
“We wish them as well as we can wish them,” he said.
A representative of Fuyao, Lei Shi, said last month the company had no decision to announce. “As a manufacturing company, we will make any strategic decision in accordance with the customers’ needs,” she said at the time.
A message seeking comment was sent to her Tuesday.