Deceuninck North America LLC is reviving its Kodiak Building Products brand with three familiar product lines and a soon-to-be fourth.
Deceuninck of Monroe, Ohio, previously had been supplying Pittsburgh-based Alcoa Home Exteriors with Oasis-brand deck and railing products made from both wood-plastic composites and PVC.
Ply Gem Industries Inc. bought Alcoa Home Exteriors for $305 million in the fourth quarter of 2006. Officials at Kearney, Mo.-based Ply Gem announced in January they would discontinue the Oasis line.
Rather than abandon the category, Deceuninck is moving to revive its deck and railing brand that preceded Oasis.
The company will continue to extrude deck and railing products of composite and rigid vinyl. Deceuninck also is developing a ``material-base'' product line, said marketing manager Scott Ricke in a March 10 telephone interview.
Kodiak composite decking is made from a blend of about 50 percent recycled polyethylene, and 50 percent recycled wood flour generated from the furniture industry.
``The physical product line will stay intact to keep current distributors from obsolescing any of their current inventories,'' a company news release said.
Deceuninck will expand the Kodiak brand further by introducing Kodiak composite siding. The siding will be made from proprietary Twinson material formulated at Deceuninck's parent company in Belgium.
The Twinson material is a combination of PVC and wood flour, Ricke said.
``It's a high-end product that will give the industry another option above both vinyl and fiber cement,'' he said.
The company displayed the product at the International Builders' Show, held Feb. 12-16 in Orlando, Fla.
Deceuninck shuttered an extrusion plant in Oakland, N.J., in late 2006. Its remaining U.S. operations include a vinyl profile extrusion facility in Little Rock, Ark., and an extrusion plant in Monroe that has wood-composite and PVC capacity.
Deceuninck North America is a subsidiary of Hooglede, Belgium-based Deceuninck NV.