Viracon to re-open Statesboro, Ga., manufacturing facility

Glass Magazine
August 6, 2012
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION : BUSINESS

Viracon officials announced the fabricator will re-open its Statesboro, Ga., manufacturing facility; employees will return to work and production will resume, August 13. The facility will bring its workforce back in three phases, concluding in late September, according to an August 6 Viracon release.

For the past six months, Viracon has spent $6 million refurbishing the facility’s equipment and infrastructure. 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 to improve its performance, capability and reliability, according to the release. The building’s roof also was replaced, and the HVAC system was updated to yield a more controlled environment, resulting in a cleaner facility. Additionally, approximately 90 skylights were installed to enhance natural lighting in specific areas of the factory, and to reduce energy usage during the day.