WINCHESTER — Trex Company, a major manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, broke ground this week on a new manufacturing facility in Frederick County.
The new facility is expected to bring more than 150 jobs to Winchester and Frederick County.
Trex is expanding its manufacturing capacity with the addition of a new decking plant being built adjacent to its existing production site at 3229 Shawnee Drive. The new facility is being built by Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.
This will be the fourth site for Trex in the Winchester area, including its corporate headquarters on Exeter Drive at Sunnyside. The new site is expected to be ready in the first quarter of 2021.
The new facility is part of a $200 million multi-faceted, multi-year capital investment program that will allow Trex to increase production for future growth. In addition to expanding capacity in Virginia, Trex is also in the process of installing additional capacity at its Nevada site that began coming online earlier this year. Trex has been in the Winchester area since 1993.
“This is a very exciting time for Trex with all signs pointing to continued growth and escalating demand,” said Jim Cline, president and CEO of Trex.
About Howard Shockey
Shockey’s reputation, earned one project at a time, is for delivering excellent value, high-quality craftsmanship, and unbeatable integrity. The 123-year-old design-build, general contracting, and construction management firm provides comprehensive construction services on a broad range of education, senior living, healthcare, commercial, parking, and industrial projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region, primarily in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. With offices in Winchester and Richmond, Shockey is the Partner of Choice ®.
About Trex Company
Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, with more than 25 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.
Source: read the original story by Josh Janney in the Winchester Star