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 capacity.

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 coatings.

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