Construction has started on a second First Security Bank of Utah office in St. George that illustrates the bank's commitment to the area, according to Scott Nelson, president and chief executive officer.

The $600,000, two-story, 5,000-square-foot facility is scheduled for a June opening and will feature four teller windows, night depository and safe deposit area on the first floor and mortgage loan and insurance operations on the second floor.It also will have three exterior drive-in teller stations and a drive-up automatic teller machine. A temporary automatic teller machine has been installed at the construction site to provide 24-hour banking convenience for customers during construction.

Attending the groundbreaking ceremony besides Nelson were St. George Mayor Karl Brooks; Lloyd Shelley, president of the Dixie Sunshiners; Calvin W. Jeppson, senior vice president and manager of the bank's southern division; Richard Schmutz, president of Sunbelt Construction Co., the contractor; and Dennis Patten of the architectural firm of Delamare, Woodruff and Stepan Associates, who designed the building.