Apogee's Viracon to idle Utah plant

The financial surprises continued at Bloomington-based Apogee Enterprises Inc. on Tuesday as officials said they will temporarily close their building-glass plant in Utah in a product realignment move that adjusts to the slumping construction market.

The two-year shutdown will affect 222 workers in St.George, Utah. Production from the idled plant will be picked up by Apogee’s Viracon subsidiary glass plants in Owatonna, Minn., and Statesboro, Ga. Officials said they plan to reopen the Utah facility.

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