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Trex to be featured on ‘This Old House’
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by Barton Eckert, SOURCE: Washington Business Journal

02/15/2012 — Winchester, Va.-based Trex Co. Inc. , whose decking products cost more than wood but require less maintenance, is being featured in a historic renovation project on the PBS program “This Old House.”

Trex (NASDAQ: TREX) is the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products. Trex helped transform a nearly 300-year-old colonial home for the popular PBS program. The home, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, received a complete outdoor makeover featuring Trex decking and railing, as well as outdoor furniture and deck lighting.

“The Bedford Project,” the Nathaniel Page homestead in Bedford, Mass., was once occupied by a flag bearer for the Battle of Concord, a very early conflict of the Revolutionary War. Among the challenges facing current homeowners Joe and Rebecca Titlow was how to retain the beauty and charm of their circa-1720 home while updating it for 21st century living.

For the home’s outdoor space, the Titlows themselves replaced the rotten boards on their wood deck with Trex Transcend decking with the natural, streaked look of hardwood that complements the home’s rural setting. Trex Transcend Railing in white created a frame for the deck. Designed to outlast and outperform wood, composite and PVC for decades, Trex decking also contains 95 percent recycled content, contributing to the LEED points of any residential or commercial structure.

“This dramatic makeover project allowed us to showcase how the versatile design of our products can complement the ageless charm of a historic home, while providing the low-maintenance and eco-friendly qualities that today’s homeowners desire,” said Ron Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex. “The unmatched durability of Trex’s high-performance products also will ensure the outdoor living space of the Bedford House remains looking beautiful for years to come.”

Episodes of the This Old House Bedford Project featuring Trex products are currently airing on PBS stations nationwide.

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