Trex unveils Spiral Stairs
Trex has introduced its new Trex Spiral Stairs collection, which provides a functional, space-saving alternative to standard stairs, according to the company.
"Offering sleek, yet sturdy, construction, Trex Spiral Stairs represent a perfect blend of form and function," said Ron Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex. "This easy-to-install system provides homeowners with an attractive solution to their staircase needs, while offering a host of customizable features for one-of-a-kind outdoor spaces."
The system is offered in aluminum and galvanized steel models and is engineered with an exclusive powder coat color palette. In addition, Spiral Stairs is designed to meld seamlessly with the pre-existing Trex decking and railing systems and features exclusive options, including a lip-up tread design to ensure the space between the risers does not exceed 4 ins.
Steel models of Trex Spiral Stairs are made of 25% recycled content, while aluminum models are made of 60% recycled content. Both the steel and aluminum models are 100% recyclable.
Trex Spiral Stairs are manufactured and sold by The Iron Shop, based in Pennsylvania, under a trademark licensing agreement with Trex. The system also comes with an all-inclusive 25-year craftsmanship and defects warranty and five-year all-inclusive finish warranty for additional peace of mind.
NRF on shutdown deal: A relief, but not a solution
The National Retail Federation (NRF) has followed up its previous statements regarding the government shutdown with a critique of the bipartisan deal reached late last night by the Senate and the House.
“While there is some satisfaction at achieving a deal, today’s agreement between the House and Senate merely ensures more opportunities to continue the debate while avoiding tough decisions about our economic future," said NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay.
“As we head into the holiday shopping season, retailers and consumers need stability and certainty from policymakers in Washington and assurance that the economy will not implode due to their actions or more important, lack thereof. This new norm of legislating from crisis to crisis is no way to govern."
"Our economic recovery is retail-led and consumer-driven, and political leaders on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue need to stop undermining consumer confidence with partisan posturing. When consumers cut back their spending, it threatens jobs in every industry. If it’s bad for retail, it’s bad for the economy, and ultimately the biggest losers are American taxpayers."
“Today’s decision will provide some breathing room for legislators to negotiate and compromise, but it is not a solution to our long-term economic or fiscal challenges," Shay concluded.