Last week we were graciously invited and hosted by TimberTech for a plant tour in their Wilmington OH plant location. During the visit, we had an extensive plant tour, learned about some new products that are already on the market and even got a sneak preview of a couple new items that are coming to market soon.
The plant tour
TimberTech has extensive product testing and research laboratories. These labs simulate weathering conditions including heat, sunlight, rain, and even moldy conditions. The TimberTech line of products are exposed to strength tests and pushed to their limit to ensure their products last and fulfill the promise of the 25 year warranty.
We then took to the plant tour and were able to see the raw materials in mass quantities. These included polyethylene and wood fiber. Different compositions are used depending on the particular boards. We then looked at various extrusion lines producing different boards.
We were also able to see the mass scale of the logistics and distribution operation. Rail cars make a direct stop right outside the back door and lots are stacked with thousands and thousands of completed boards. In addition to rail loading and unloading, there is a facility for tractor trailers which come and go all throughout the day. We were able to see the major plant expansion as TimberTech is consolidating manufacturing operations to this plant.
The TimberTech/AZEK combination
As you may or may not know, TimberTech and AZEK joined forces last year giving the combined company a more expansive line to surface nearly any outdoor living space. Both TimberTech and AZEK have strong and expansive lines of products within the low maintenance outdoor living materials markets. These include not only floor products but also railings and lighting.
After our plant tour, we watched a demonstration of the new AZEK Vast pavers. This line includes landscaping, permeable, and resurfacing pavers. The pavers are made up of 95% recycled materials. While the paver looks every bit like traditional pavers, they are anything but traditional in their makeup. The recycled materials make the paver lighter and less breakable at the same time. While concrete pavers chip and break, these pavers are strong, solid, and low maintenance. The installation system is based on locking in to a grid for easy installation.
We also had a sneak preview of some new products that are coming to market. We will be able to share more about those in an upcoming blog post.
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