Trex acquires steel decking company
Trex Co., a leading manufacturer of composite decking, has acquired the assets of Iron Deck Corp., a manufacturer of steel deck framing systems based in Denver. Trex said it will now manufacture and market a new steel deck framing product called Trex Elevations at its Fernley, Nev., and Winchester, Va., facilities.
Trex Elevations will be manufactured of dual-coated, galvanized steel; 25% of the steel is recycled material, and any excess materials from a job site are 100% recyclable. The material is easy to cut and easy to build, according to Trex. The product offers a 25-year limited warranty.
"This product line extension will allow us to continue gaining market share in the rapidly growing ultra low-maintenance category, while positioning our brand for strategic expansion into the $1.9 billion deck substructure market,” said Ron Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex. “Composite materials are increasingly taking share from wood decking and railing, and we see the same opportunity for significant market penetration against wooden deck substructures with the introduction of Trex Elevations.”