September 14, 2010

Trex Announces Licensing Partnership With Poly-Wood, Inc.

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Trex® Outdoor Furniture Collection to Combine Style and Comfort with Durability

WINCHESTER, Va., September 14, 2010 – Trex Company, the nation’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing, fencing and trim products, announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Syracuse, Ind.-based Poly-Wood, Inc., to develop and market stylish and comfortable outdoor living furniture. The Trex® Outdoor Furniture collection will include 26 exclusive designs across four different product lines to complement low-maintenance and eco-friendly Trex outdoor living spaces.

Featuring beautiful craftsmanship and with an emphasis on comfort, the introductory Trex Outdoor Furniture collection will include seating options like Adirondack chairs, ottomans, settees, sofas and chaise lounges, as well as coffee tables, side tables and dining sets. Each piece will be available in six distinctive colors – such as Vintage Lantern, Tree House, Classic White and Charcoal Black – that may be mixed and matched with Trex Transcend® decking and railing for a completely customized outdoor living space. The line will boast Trex's signature curved look, thermoformed contours and generous seat widths, as well as cushions and pillows in a range of Sunbrella® fabrics.

“This partnership is a significant potential growth driver for Trex, as it will strategically expand our brand presence in the outdoor living arena and position us to drive consumer awareness and acceptance of the emerging high-performance outdoor furniture segment,” said Ronald W. Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex. “With this launch, we’ll not only offer additional profitable product options to our existing professional partners – but we'll also have the opportunity to enter new distribution channels and retail locations."

True to the brand's green heritage, Trex Outdoor Furniture will be an environmentally responsible choice. Created from Poly-Wood’s unique blend of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) raw materials, the furniture is manufactured from more than 90 percent recycled content – including post-consumer materials, such as milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles.

Durable and weather-resistant, Trex Outdoor Furniture features the same low maintenance and durability as the core Trex product line. It won't rot, splinter or crack, and – unlike wood furniture – doesn't require staining, sealing, painting or refinishing to remain looking beautiful over time. Additionally, Trex Outdoor Furniture shares the same enhanced benefits as the high-performance Trex Transcend product line with exceptional resistance to food spills, insects, mold and mildew, salt spray and other environmental elements often encountered in backyards and on patios, decks and beaches. A five-year residential warranty offers extra protection for consumers.

“Poly-Wood and Trex are both proven leaders in the outdoor living industry, and we share a commitment to superior performance and aesthetics – as well as environmental consciousness," said Doug Rassi, owner of Poly-Wood. "We're confident that this will be a strategic opportunity to dominate a rapidly growing product category and launch an outdoor furniture collection that is relevant to the needs of consumers."
Trex Outdoor Furniture will be available at retail and to the trade in November.

About Trex Company
Trex Company is the nation’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing, with nearly 20 years of product experience. Built on “green” principles and values, Trex outdoor living products offer significant design flexibility with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice. In addition, Trex distributes ultra-low maintenance PVC decking under the trademark Trex Escapes® and PVC trim under the trademark TrexTrim™. For more information, visit the company’s website www.trex.com. Trex®, Trex Transcend®, Trex Escapes® and TrexTrim™ are trademarks of Trex Company, Inc., Winchester, Va.

About Poly-Wood Inc.
Since 1990, Poly-Wood, Inc., has been the leader in developing high-performance, eco-friendly casual outdoor furniture with plastic lumber. Today Poly-Wood occupies over 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Its plastic lumber extrusion process is modern and efficient – utilizing 3d design, CNC fabrication and lean manufacturing techniques. Poly-Wood now offers thousands of SKU's and ships a majority of its furniture next day. For more information, visit www.polywoodinc.com. 

Contact: Erin Joseph or Heather Sexton
L.C. Williams & Associates
800/837-7123 or 312/565-3900
ejoseph@lcwa.com or hsexton@lcwa.com

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