Viracon Names St. George, Utah as Third Plant Location
Viracon has announced that its newest architectural glass fabrication
plant will be located in St. George, Utah, in the state's southwest
corner, bordering Arizona and Nevada. According to the company,
the new $25 million facility will increase its glass fabrication
capacity by approximately $40 million when the plant is at full
Viracon will break ground this May and expects to be operational
in April 2007. According to Don Pyatt, Viracon president, the plant
will be a comprehensive, full-fabrication facility to serve the
growing commercial glass market with value-added products. The plant
will be complete with two insulating glass lines, as well as tempering,
laminating, coating and silk-screening production lines. When fully
operational, the facility will employ between 250-300 employees.
"Our search focused first on the best southwest location to
meet the needs of our customers in the west. Then we looked at quality
of life, workforce and economics. As we talked with officials from
St. George and Utah, we realized that from all perspectives, St.
George would meet our needs and theirs," said Bill Wright,
vice president of manufacturing for the new facility.
Viracon, is headquartered in Owatonna, Minn., with a second plant
in Statesboro, Ga. and produces high-performance glass products,
including tempered, laminated, insulating, silk-screened and high-performance