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Viracon of Statesboro to close by year end
Last 200 workers to lose jobs; in heyday, plant employed 600
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In this file photo, using a glass manipulator equipped with large suction cups, Viracon employees Charles Burke, left, and Tim Wise, right, among his reflections, rack glass panels unloaded from the line after the heat-treating process. Following an announcement Monday afternoon, the Viracon plant in Statesboro is expected to remain open under new ownership and preserve the jobs of most of the plant’s workforce. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff
The Viracon architectural glass assembly plant near Statesboro will close completely by Dec. 30 as part of a plan by parent company Apogee Enterprises Inc. to realign and simplify its business structure, corporate officials said Wednesday and Thursday.
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