CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The AZEK Company (NYSE: AZEK), an industry-leading manufacturer of low maintenance, sustainable residential and commercial building products, including TimberTech® decking and AZEK Trim®, today announced that its newest manufacturing facility will be located in Boise, Idaho. Construction on the facility, which will be a retrofit of an existing building, will begin this year and it is expected to be fully operational in 2022. It will bring at least 80 jobs to Boise over the next year, followed by about 100 more over the next two to three years.
"We are proud The AZEK Company is choosing Boise for their new Western United States plant location," Idaho Governor Brad Little said. "Their history in manufacturing innovative and sustainable products with a focus on limiting waste and advancing recycling capabilities is a perfect match for Idaho's business culture and environmental priorities.”
AZEK is revolutionizing the outdoor living industry by using plastic waste, recycled wood, and scrap to create its products, and through AZEK’s recycling programs, approximately 400 million pounds of scrap and waste were diverted from landfills in fiscal year 2020. Earlier this year, the company announced a goal to divert one billion pounds of waste per year by 2026.
The Boise facility will be AZEK’s ninth, joining existing facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota. The facility is a key part of AZEK’s previously announced $180 million capacity expansion program, all the while keeping products, people, and the planet at the heart of its business.
“At AZEK, our values drive how we work. When deciding on a location for our new facility, we looked for a city that matched our values by putting sustainability at the heart of its operations and growth, as well as one that offered a highly skilled pool of candidates to join the AZEK family,” Jesse Singh, AZEK CEO, said. “We're excited to partner with the state of Idaho and the city of Boise and support their forward-looking commitment to addressing climate change, while strengthening AZEK’s geographic presence in the region, bringing new manufacturing jobs to the community, and meeting the strong demand for our beautiful, low-maintenance and sustainable outdoor living products for years to come.”
Boise is working on its first-ever climate action plan and has already committed to several ambitious goals, including becoming the first city in Idaho to commit to 100% renewable energy. AZEK is exploring several green initiatives at the new facility, including LEED certification, solar and wind energies, high-efficiency water and lighting systems, and the incorporation of smart site-management.
In addition, the facility will support the local economy by getting Boise residents back to work safely. "I'm excited to welcome a new company that will create great jobs and has a strong commitment to a dynamic and sustainable future," Mayor Lauren McLean said. AZEK has already been working closely with the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) and will continue the partnership to support talent recruitment and tracking the facility’s impact on the Boise economy. McLean continued, "I believe that AZEK is just the beginning of an innovative, green economy that will create dependable, good-paying jobs for all residents.”
Made from up to 80% recycled material, AZEK’s portfolio of residential products includes decking, railing, trim and other accessories. The Boise plant will produce products from one of the company’s most popular brands, TimberTech®, which is the highest-performing, most natural-looking, sustainable decking available.
The AZEK Company
The AZEK Company Inc. is an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of beautiful, low-maintenance residential and commercial building products, including TimberTech® decking and AZEK Trim®, and is committed to innovation, sustainability, and research & development. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the company currently operates manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota
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Source: The AZEK Company, Inc.