April 01, 2015

Trex Company Honored For Manufacturing 'Greenest' Decking

Green Builder Media Readers Again Name Trex First in Eco-friendliness

WINCHESTER, Va., April 1, 2015 – This awards season, Trex is raking in the platinum, gold – and green. Trex Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, recently took top honors in the decking products category of the Green Builder Media 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards, for the fourth year running. More than 34 percent of readers who voted selected Trex® decking as the “greenest” in the industry.

This is the latest recognition in a bevy of honors Trex already has received from industry professionals this year. Recently, Trex captured three 2015 ADEX Platinum and three ADEX Gold Awards from architects and designers for its high-performance outdoor living products. The company also swept the Builder 2015 Brand Use Study, in which Trex was ranked by building professionals as the brand of choice in all four categories for composite decking, including quality and brand used most often.

“It is always rewarding to have our products and work recognized by our valued pro partners and industry experts, but these latest awards are particularly meaningful as each reflects a core Trex value,” said Ronald W. Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex. “Our unprecedented sweep of the Builder Brand Use Study is a clear indication that contractors and building pros value the durability and high-performance of Trex materials, while the ADEX Awards reflect our commitment to beautifully designed outdoor living products. However, this latest recognition by Green Builder Media speaks to the heart of Trex – our commitment to leveraging recycled materials.”

Built on eco-friendly principles and values, Trex products offer a truly environmentally responsible choice to consumers. As the largest polyethylene plastic recycler in the United States, Trex annually turns more than 1.5 billion recycled plastic bags – as well as other 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.

On a community level, Trex is an advocate of recycling initiatives and environmental education. The company’s Plastic Film Challenge encourages grade schools to collect plastic bags in return for benches and birdhouses made of Trex wood-alternative materials.

“Being recognized as the ‘green’ leader in the industry proves that our customers understand the importance of environmentally-conscious building and appreciate how Trex manufactures its high-performance products – a fact that’s also confirmed by Trex’s record-breaking sales,” Kaplan said. “As we approach the 2015 outdoor living season, Trex looks forward to elevating the entire outdoor living category with a product portfolio that offers an unmatched combination of eco-friendliness, high-performance and aesthetics.”

The March issue of Green Builder magazine will include comprehensive data from the 2015 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 green and 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).
*ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council. For more information about ICC-ES, visit icc-es.org.

Contact: Hunter Hackett or Katie Hatcher
L.C. Williams & Associates
800/837-7123 or 312/565-3900
hhackett@lcwa.com or khatcher@lcwa.com

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