AZEK Building Products, a manufacturer of PVC-based molding, trim and decking, has entered into a strategic alliance with VAST Enterprises, a maker of composite masonry products. Under the agreement, AZEK Building Products has purchased an interest in VAST and will make the VAST brand available to AZEK's distribution network. AZEK and VAST will collaborate on sales and marketing initiatives to drive brand awareness among architects and contractors, according to the announcement.
Based in Minneapolis, Enterprises makes landscape pavers, permeable pavers, roof pavers, and deck and patio resurfacing pavers with 95% post-consumer recycled rubber and plastics. VAST composite pavers feature an innovative grid system engineered to reduce installation time and effort. At one-third the weight of comparable concrete products, they are a lightweight alternative for rooftop walkways, paths, patios and decks.
"This partnership elevates the VAST brand and brings it to a much larger audience of architects, project planners and contractors," said Andy Vander Woude, the chief executive of VAST Enterprises. "AZEK has led the conversion from wood exterior trim and decking to cellular PVC, just as we are striving to establish composite pavers as a replacement for concrete and clay bricks in hardscapes."
Eric Jungbluth, CEO of CPG International, AZEK's parent company, said: "Both companies manufacture highly engineered, low-maintenance exterior products that offer exceptional performance and longevity. VAST composite masonry products represent the future of alternative paver materials, a category with enormous growth potential."