WINCHESTER, Va. — Trex has entered 2021 celebrating the startup of its Virginia production facility, capping a $200 million expansion program, a milestone that the company says bolsters its position as the industry’s largest composite decking manufacturer.
“For every company there are moments that are history making, and this is definitely one of those for Trex,” said Bryan Fairbanks, president and CEO of Trex Company. “Thanks to the foresight and confidence of the Trex team and our board of directors to invest in this capacity expansion, we are embarking upon the next era of growth for our company. These strategic investments reinforce our faith in the future of Trex, our category leadership and our long-term commitment to deliver industry-leading products and service to our trade partners and customers.”
The heart of Trex’s capital investment and long-term strategic growth plan is its approximately 200,000-square-feet of newly-constructed manufacturing and support facilities dedicated to producing Trex decking. The new manufacturing plant, adjacent to the company’s existing Virginia campus, features approximately 8,500 cubic yards of concrete in its foundation, 75,000-square-feet of exterior precast, 1,500 tons of structural steel, and 3 million linear feet of wiring, Trex says.
In addition to the new Virginia decking facility, Trex also announced that it has improved production capabilities and capacity at its manufacturing site in Nevada, where new lines were installed and made operational in June of 2020. Combined, these companywide investments will empower Trex to increase production capacity by approximately 70% while adding 350 new jobs, the company says.