February 01, 2016

Trex Awarded the Brand of Choice Among Green Builder Readers


Trex is the Brand of Choice Among Green Builder Readers, Five Years Running

WINCHESTER, Va., February 1, 2016 – Trex has done it again. And again – and again! For the fifth year in a row, the world’s leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products has proven its industry leadership by receiving top honors from one of the industry’s most respected reader surveys – Green Builder Media’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards. Underscoring the brand’s leadership and preference among eco-friendly architects, builders and contractors, the publication’s readership selected Trex decking as the “greenest” in the industry.

“Providing eco-friendly decking and other outdoor living products is at the core of our business and values,” noted Jim Cline, president and CEO of Trex. “Being recognized as the ‘green’ leader in the industry by Green Builder once again this year confirms that our customers – both contractors and consumers – understand the importance of environmentally conscious building.”

Greenest Decking
Built on green principles and values, Trex products offer a truly environmentally responsible choice to consumers. As the largest polyethylene plastic recycler in the United States, Trex turns commercial and household plastics like newspaper sleeves and sandwich bags into eco-friendly outdoor living products. In addition, Trex salvages and keeps more than 400 million pounds of plastic and wood scrap out of landfills each year.

The entire high-performance Trex decking portfolio – including Trex Transcend®, Trex Enhance® and Trex Select® – is manufactured from more than 95 percent recycled and reclaimed materials, an achievement confirmed through the International Code Council Evaluation Service® (ICC-ES) SAVE Verification for Recycled Content. In fact, Trex was the first company in the wood-alternative decking category to receive such distinction.

Unprecedented Accolades
Green Builder Media’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Award is the latest in an impressive run for the company. In 2015, Trex was recognized with awards and honors from virtually every aspect of the building industry, including:

• Peninsula Publishing’s 2015 Brand Survey – First place in the decking category
• Builder 2015 Brand Use Study – First place in the composite decking category
• Design Journal’s ADEX Awards – Three Platinum and three Gold Awards for design excellence
• Hardware + Building Supply Dealer’s Golden Hammer Awards – First place in the decking category
• Green Builder Media – 2015 Reader’s Choice Award for Greenest Decking
• Remodeling’s 2015 Brand Use Study – First place in both the railing and decking categories

The February issue of Green Builder magazine will include comprehensive data from the 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards. Green Builder Media is the leading North American company in the residential building industry focused on green building and responsible growth. It provides information that inspires a commitment to sustainable living. For more information about Trex’s high-performance products, visit trex.com.

About Trex Company
Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance wood-alternative decking and railing, with more than 20 years of product experience. Stocked in more than 6,700 retail locations worldwide, Trex outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice. For more information, visit trex.com. You also can follow Trex on Twitter (@Trex_Company), Pinterest (trexcompany), or Houzz (trex-company-inc) “like” Trex on Facebook, or view product and demonstration videos on the brand’s YouTube channel (TheTrexCo).

Contact: Hunter Hackett or Lindsey Lucenta
L.C. Williams & Associates
800/837-7123 or 312/565-3900
hhackett@lcwa.com or llucenta@lcwa.com