CHICAGO — AZEK‘s newest manufacturing facility will be located in Boise, Idaho, the company has announced. Construction on the facility, which will be a retrofit of an existing building, will begin this year and it is expected to be fully operational in 2022. AZEK says the plant will bring at least 80 jobs to Boise over the next year, followed by about 100 more over the next two to three years.
“We are proud The AZEK Company is choosing Boise for their new Western United States plant location,” Idaho Gov. Brad Little said. “Their history in manufacturing innovative and sustainable products with a focus on limiting waste and advancing recycling capabilities is a perfect match for Idaho’s business culture and environmental priorities.”
AZEK utilizes plastic waste, recycled wood, and scrap to create its products, and through AZEK’s recycling programs, approximately 400 million pounds of scrap and waste were diverted from landfills in fiscal year 2020, the company says. Earlier this year, AZEK announced a goal to divert one billion pounds of waste per year by 2026.
The Boise facility will be AZEK’s ninth, joining existing facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota. The facility is a key part of AZEK’s previously announced $180 million capacity expansion program.
“At AZEK, our values drive how we work. When deciding on a location for our new facility, we looked for a city that matched our values by putting sustainability at the heart of its operations and growth, as well as one that offered a highly skilled pool of candidates to join the AZEK family,” Jesse Singh, AZEK CEO, said. “We’re excited to partner with the state of Idaho and the city of Boise and support their forward-looking commitment to addressing climate change, while strengthening AZEK’s geographic presence in the region, bringing new manufacturing jobs to the community, and meeting the strong demand for our beautiful, low-maintenance and sustainable outdoor living products for years to come.”