Viracon's Statesboro, Ga., Facility to Re-Open in August
August 6, 2012

Viracon will re-open its Statesboro, Ga., manufacturing facility this month, after making approximately $6 million in previously announced upgrades at the facility over the past six months.

Employees will return to work and production will resume on August 13.

 “We are very pleased to welcome our Statesboro team back to work,” says Viracon president Kelly Schuller. “... We are fortunate and thankful to have a loyal team of employees that are ready to return to work and make the most of these improvements for our customers.”

The renovation of the Statesboro facility included 16 specific capital upgrades, and all major pieces of equipment received extensive maintenance. Most notably, the coating process was streamlined, according to the company.

The building’s roof was also replaced and the HVAC system was updated to yield a more controlled environment. Additionally, approximately 90 skylights have been installed to enhance natural lighting in specific areas of the factory, and to reduce energy usage during the day.

“With the upgrade of the Statesboro facility, I think we’re going to discover a new level of success,” says Rick Farmer, plant manager. “Our enhancements will reduce downtime and deliver the quality products that our customers expect from Viracon.”

Viracon’s Statesboro facility will bring its workforce back in three phases, concluding in late September. An opening ceremony will be held in early October.

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