Building materials company Trex has participated in a Habitat for Humanity project in New Orleans, donating $75,000 worth of products to rebuilding efforts and employee aid to the “Musician’s Village” project.
Around 160 Trex employees also helped complete the Village project, which is being built to help house New Orleans musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The additional $75,000 donation is meant to supply decking materials to more than 40 single-family homes and also for public walkway and marina projects.
"Our New Orleans initiatives demonstrate our belief that ... we have a responsibility and unique opportunity to be part of the solution to environmental and community challenges,” said CEO Andrew Ferrari.
Trex, based in Winchester, Va., makes decking, railing, fencing and other building materials using recycled material.