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Trex Company Announces Licensing Agreement with Backyard America
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Trex® Pergola Kits to Combine Low-maintenance Durability with Exceptional Style

10/11/2011 — WINCHESTER, Va.– (BUSINESS WIRE)–Trex Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Manassas, Va.-based Backyard America to develop and market Trex Pergola kits manufactured of durable and low-maintenance cellular PVC TrexTrim®. Trex Pergola kits will be available in a variety of sizes and designs to complement any residential or commercial outdoor space.

“Through our agreement with Backyard America, Trex will expand our brand beyond the deck – as pergolas become increasingly popular design options for patios, yards and gardens,” said Ronald W. Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex. “With this launch, professionals and consumers will be offered yet another high-style and low-maintenance Trex product to efficiently and cost-effectively enhance outdoor spaces.”

Exceptional Style and Design Flexibility

Trex Pergola kits will be available in a wide range of styles and options that provide ultimate design flexibility for homes and commercial buildings. Each kit will include all the pre-cut components and hardware necessary to install a complete pergola. Kits are available in approximately 25 different standard sizes or may be ordered in custom sizes and shapes. Pergolas may be attached to a structure or free-standing, supported with round or square columns and may be protected with an optional shade system. In addition, all pergolas will be offered in a standard white finish and may be painted to complement the exterior of a home or commercial building.

Superior Durability

Unlike pergolas constructed of wood or other materials, Trex Pergolas will boast superior performance. Engineered for installation over long spans and exposure to the elements, Trex Pergolas will offer the same exceptional durability as the core Trex product line. In fact, they will meet demanding exposure “C” requirements – meaning they will hold up under the force of 140 mile per hour winds in an open environment.

“The beauty and durability of TrexTrim will provide a superior finish for our high quality line of residential and commercial pergola kits,” said Ernie Sears, president and CEO of Backyard America. “We are extremely pleased to be associated with the Trex Company and to have this opportunity to leverage the incomparable Trex brand to significantly expand our share of the outdoor structures market.”

Trex Pergola kits will be featured in the Trex booth at DECKEXPO (Oct.13-15) in Chicago and will be available at retail and to the trade in January. For more information about Trex products, visit

About Trex Company

Trex Company (NYSE: TREX) 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 5,500 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 You also can follow Trex on Twitter (@Trex_Company), “like” Trex on Facebook, or view product and demonstration videos on the brand’s YouTube channel (TheTrexCo.).

About Backyard America

Since 1990, Backyard America has been designing and creating beautiful and functional outdoor structures. Using proven engineering practices, innovative designs and advanced manufacturing processes, the company has become the leading producer of pergola kits for residential and commercial properties. Trex Pergolas, like all of the company’s non-wood pergola kits, meet the demanding 140 MPH, Exposure “C” requirements. Additionally, Backyard America’s full line of optional support columns and shade systems also will be available for Trex Pergolas. For more information, visit

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