Congressmen to host ‘panel discussion’ at Fuyao

Two Southwestern Ohio congressmen will have a panel discussion at Fuyao Glass America in Moraine Thursday.

It wasn’t clear immediately who would be on the panel, which will be closed to the press and the public. But U.S. Reps. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and Steve Chabot, R-Cincinnati, planned to make public remarks afterwards, according to an announcement from Turner’s office.

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“Chairman Chabot and I work together closely to fight for Ohio’s small businesses,” Turner said in the announcement. “I look forward to showing him firsthand what Dayton-area small businesses have to offer, and discussing at length what we can be doing in Washington to help them unlock their full capacity and potential. We will be holding the panel discussion at Fuyao Glass America to show Chairman Chabot the work the Dayton community has done to attract businesses to the area and increase employment opportunities.”

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Chabot is chairman of the House Committee on Small Business.

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Cho Tak Wong, chairman of global auto-glass maker Fuyao Industry Group, bought 1.4 million square feet of the former General Motors-Moraine SUV assembly plant in 2014, transforming it since then into the world’s largest single-site auto glass production plant. GM ceased production at the plant in 2008.

Fuyao Glass America will have 2,000 workers in Moraine this year and may grow further beyond that, company leaders have said.