MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO — CPI Plastics Group Ltd. has landed a huge deal with a Dallas company to distribute its Extrudawood decking to 84 Lumber home improvement stores. CPI has five new extruders on the way to accommodate the deal. The new machines will manufacture CPI's wood and plastic composite decking and flooring planks for distribution by Prime Source Building Products Inc. to nearly 400 84 Lumber stores across the United States, CPI spokeswoman Lynn Webster said.
Initially Extrudawood will be distributed to 40 stores in Pennsylvania and northeastern states. 84 Lumber is based in Eighty Four, Pa., in the southwestern part of the state.
Webster said Mississauga-based CPI is unsure when the wood substitute will be available in all 84 Lumber stores.
With sales of composite decking on the rise, CPI anticipates it will need another plant by the end of this year or early in 2001, Webster said.