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Local Businesses expect Economic Boom with Fuyao Arrival
MORAINE -- With Chinese auto glass maker Fuyao confirming it's bringing 800 new jobs to the old GM plant in Moraine, what kind of ripple effect will that have throughout the Miami Valley? Some businesses are already gearing up for the economic boom.
After a lot of research and preparation - and the exchange of a $15 million check - Fuyao glass manufacturing is set to open it's biggest manufacturing plant to date.
The Moraine plant is surrounded by neighborhood dives and long standing staples.
Barbara Hauck has been a waitress at Treasure Island Supper Club for 28 years and remembers GM's 2008 departure like it was yesterday.
"It did die off because we did a lot of their carry-outs, but you know we held our own," Hauck reminisced Friday.
Granny's Place across the street is excited to fill empty booths.
"We'll need more staff. If they run three shifts, we'll run three shifts. The people who work second and third have to eat too," Manager David Hughes explained.
Granny's currently feeds about 150 people a day. They expect that number to triple as the dinner adopts an 'open 24 hour' schedule.
Senator Sherrod Brown says its not just restaurants that will profit.
"If you're going to make glass in Moraine how about all the supplies that go into glass making in the whole supply chain as much of that comes from the Miami Valley as possible," Sen. Sherrod added hopefully in an interview Thursday.
There's no set opening date, but we are told Fuyao's hiring process is getting underway immediately. The process will begin for management positions next week and manufacturing jobs in September.
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