In December 2008, the last truck rolled off the assembly line of the General Motors plant in Dayton. Then, in 2014, a Chinese company reopened the factory and hired a largely local workforce to make automotive glass. The ensuing cultural clashes put some bumps in the road.
That’s the premise behind the new Netflix documentary “American Factory.” The employees at Fuyao Glass America tell their story about the tasks and materials of factory work, giving audiences an idea of how complicated factory jobs are, the value of skilled labor and the status of the American Dream. Watch the trailer here.