Field Trip to Fuyao Glass America Plant

Chinese Language Program led a field trip to visit Fuyao Glass America Plant in Ohio in February 2022, which is the setting of the 2020 Oscars Best Documentary Feature: “American Factory.” This documentary tells the story that “in post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America…” This field trip allowed students to see the production process of a glass factory with their own eyes, see a city in the Midwest Rust Belt area that is full of vitality due to the investment of a Chinese manufacturer, and hear about the CEO’s life and work experience.