Trex Company Establishes Little Rock, Arkansas, Manufacturing Site
The campus will sit on nearly 300 acres of land and will eventually include buildings dedicated to decking and railing production, plastic film recycling and processing, reclaimed wood storage, warehousing and administrative offices. Construction is slated to begin in early 2022 with first production output anticipated in 2024.
“This new site represents a strategic investment not only in our company’s future but in the future success of our valued channel partners,” said Trex Company President and CEO Bryan Fairbanks. “With the outdoor living category continuing to show strong momentum and our success to-date in converting share from the wood decking market, the time is right to further expand our capacity so that we can meet future customer demand efficiently and effectively.”
The company, which continues to experience broad-based demand driven by increasing consumer interest in outdoor living, believes that building a third U.S.-based manufacturing facility should enable the company to provide customers significantly better access to Trex Residential products where and when they need them, and position the company for future growth.
“Arkansas is a perfect fit for Trex’s operation, and not just because of our state’s business-friendly environment and strong workforce,” said Arkansas Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston. “Trex fits Arkansas hand-in-glove because we share the values of hard work, innovation and outdoor living. Trex is a company renowned for its ongoing commitment to manufacture products that maximize the preservation and enjoyment of the outdoors.”
Little Rock emerged as the best fit for Trex’s immediate and future needs with a location closer to essential raw materials, proximity to key growth regions for wood conversion, and adjacency to major transportation hubs that will offer optimized freight costs for customers in the middle of the country who are presently served by existing facilities in Virginia and Nevada.
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