W.R. White Co. will construct a concrete pipe plant in Hurricane to serve the southern Utah and Las Vegas areas.

The Ogden-based firm said the facility will employ about 15 workers.The plant will initially supply 48-inch pipe for the Bloomington sewer outfall line and will also be capable of producing 12-inch and 96-inch pipe, manholes, boxes and elliptical pipe.

Through an agreement with Water Works Equipment Co. in Las Vegas, the plant will serve the Nevada market with manholes and pipe by year end, Rick Fairbanks, W.R. White vice president of sales, said.