Viracon announced that it will reopen its St. George, Utah, manufacturing facility in January 2015.

Viracon will make $2.2 million in capital improvements to its St. George manufacturing facility prior to opening in January. A significant portion of the investment will be used toward refurbishing the facility’s glass coater, according to the company. The company also plans to upgrade its fabrication process and to add up to 300 employees at the facility throughout 2015.

“Demand for commercial architectural glass has risen sharply in the last six months,” says Viracon president Kelly Schuller.  “We are excited to welcome back the St. George team and look forward to strengthening customer service by taking this major step to increase our capacity. The reopening of St. George allows us to better align our overall capacity with levels of demand that are higher than we have seen in several years.”

Plant manager Jason Fransen adds, “Our St. George facility will be better than ever upon its reopening in January. We are confident in reopening our plant in St. George, and we believe this decision will result in positive benefits for our customers, employees, shareholders and the state of Utah.”