NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axion International (OTCBB: AXIH), the developer of Recycled Structural Composite (RSC™) technology used to produce 100% recycled plastic ECOTRAX™ railroad ties and STRUXURE™ industrial building materials, announced today that the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has completed construction of a boardwalk spanning the trail’s wetlands using Axion STRUXURE™ building products. The boardwalk is part of the West Branch Regional Trail at Timber Ridge Forest Preserve in West Chicago. Final approach ramps are scheduled for pouring in early spring in order to have the boardwalk portion of the trail open and available for hikers for summer 2012.
“This boardwalk is another project utilizing our green structural building products and again demonstrates Axion’s versatility in the marketplace,” stated Dave Crane, Axion Executive Vice President, Building Products. “Our railroad ties are being used by both major rail carriers and metro lines around the world, and some of the largest bridge construction firms in the industry are using our I-beams and pilings in their projects, and we continue to find new applications where Axion’s building materials are a better solution than traditional materials. This trail is used by thousands of hikers enjoying the outdoors and the fact that our products were selected over traditional wood or concrete demonstrates that the marketplace is looking for practical, easy to use products that also have a renewable or sustainable quality to them. Our 100% recycled plastic composite products will remain intact and looking new for far longer than those legacy products ever could, and we will stand by and guarantee their quality and durability.”
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Axion’s STRUXURE™ material was used exclusively to build the 235-foot total length wetlands boardwalk. A "Post and Beam" design was utilized with posts on 8' centers to support the structure. It is common in many boardwalk designs like this, to utilize composite decking on traditional materials such as pressure-treated wood. The client's goal was to avoid the problems common to composite decking and pressure-treated wood, such as degradation within a couple of years and regular maintenance requirements. With the choices that Axion STRUXURE™ materials presented, it allowed for the entire boardwalk structure to be made from the durable material, using relatively common construction methods. Axion's staff was able to work with the client's engineering firm to help make the transition from traditional boardwalk materials, to the highly versatile STRUXURE™ material. Axion provided valuable support for both the engineering firm (Wills, Burke, Kelsey Associates of St. Charles, Illinois) and the contracting firm (Earthwerks Land Development Corp. of Carol Stream, Illinois).
For more information on the boardwalk please visit: http://www.dupageforest.com/page.aspx?id=4294969001&terms=timber+ridge+trail
About Axion International Holdings, Inc.
Axion International Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: AXIH.OB) develops structural building products in the United States and internationally from 100% recycled consumer and industrial plastics. It offers structural composite railroad crossties, structural composite I-beams, tongue-and-groove planking, and various sizes of boards for use in engineered design solutions, such as rail track, rail and tank bridges, pedestrian and recreation bridges, marinas, boardwalks, and bulk heading. The Company markets its structural products to the railroad industry, military, and industrial engineering and contracting firms. Axion International Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New Providence, New Jersey.
For additional information, please visit: www.axionintl.com.
This release contains "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the Securities and Exchange Commission's "safe harbor" provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause Axion’s actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated, including the availability of materials at favorable pricing, sufficient manufacturing capability and the risk factors identified in Axion’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.