OWATONNA, MN – Viracon, the nation’s leading single-source architectural glass fabricator, has received three awards for its contributions to manufacturing in the city of Owatonna. The awards were presented during a manufacturer’
Tom Kuntz, Mayor of the City of Owatonna, presented the Proclamation Award to Viracon as recognition for its positive role in supporting the growth of manufacturing, which is essential to the local and state economy. Manufacturing represents $33.7 Billion or 13% of Minnesota’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Mike Haney from the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) presented the Certificate of Commendation on behalf of Governor Mark Dayton. The Certificate of Commendation recognizes Viracon for its outstanding contributions to the Minnesota economy and its commitment to making the state a better place to live and work.
The Riverland Community College Foundation Board presented Viracon with the Distinguished Business Benefactor Award in recognition of its long-term commitment to helping local students pursue their education and to help build hope, create dreams, and change lives.
Jim Wendorff, Vice President of Human Resources, and Doug Betti, Owatonna Plant Manager, accepted the awards on Viracon’s behalf.
“We are extremely honored to be recognized in this capacity by the city of Owatonna,” says Wendorff. “We take great pride in our work, our workforce, and an equal amount of pride in our community. This event was an excellent opportunity for business leaders to come together and engage on topics that positively impact the people of Owatonna.”
About Viracon, Inc.
Viracon is based in Owatonna, Minnesota, and has facilities in Statesboro, Georgia, St. George, Utah and Nazaré Paulista, Brazil. Viracon produces high-performance glass products, including tempered, laminated, insulating, silk-screened and high-performance coatings, for North American and international markets. The company is a subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG). Apogee, headquartered in Minneapolis, is a leader in technologies involving the design and development of value-added glass products and services. For more information, visit www.viracon.com.
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