Trex escalates production in Virginia
Trex reported that it has increased its position as the industry’s largest composite decking manufacturer with the startup of its new Virginia facility.
The facility’s opening punctuates a $200 million expansion plan first announced by Trex in 2019. The 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing plant is adjacent to the company’s existing Winchester, Va. campus.
“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.”
Trex said its new plant includes 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.
“This will be the most productive and efficient composite decking facility designed for maximum output,” emphasized Adam Zambanini, president of Trex Residential Products. “The building is equipped with state-of-the-art, proprietary extrusion technology that allows us to manufacture Trex decking using 95% recycled content, with an emphasis on quality and energy-efficient systems.”
In addition to the new Virginia decking facility, Trex also improved production capabilities and capacity at its manufacturing site in Nevada, where new lines were installed and made operational in June of 2020.
Combined, companywide investments will allow Trex to increase production capacity by approximately 70% while adding 350 new jobs.
“Trex is in an unmatched position to lead the industry in production output and to meet the demands of our customers in the coming years,” Zambanini said.
Trex opened its first production lines in Virginia in 1993 with 36 employees – 12 of whom still work for the company. Over the past decade, the company has transformed into a $817 million revenue manufacturer (over the 12 months ending Sept. 30, 2020) with more than 1,200 employees.
The company’s products are sold at more than 6,700 retail outlets in more than 40 countries, according to Trex.