Roofing, decking and railing manufacturer Tamko Building Products Inc. has added a new distributor, while composite decking manufacturer Trex Co. has entered into a licensing agreement with a manufacturer of outdoor structures to create pergolas from its TrexTrim product.
Joplin, Mo.-based Tamko and building materials distributor Weyerhaeuser Distribution announced Nov. 9 that Weyerhaeuser is now offering Tamko's EverGrain composite decking and railing and Tam-Rail railing systems in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
The agreement comes 21/2 years after Weyerhaeuser and composite decking manufacturer Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. ended their distribution partnership for AERT's ChoiceDek composite decking board.
ChoiceDek is now sold exclusively at Lowe's Home Centers.
“We're continuing to expand the products we offer dealers,” said David Helmers, director of business development for Weyerhaeuser Distribution in a statement. “We're confident the [Tamko] products will help dealers capture more of the growing decking market.”
The Trex agreement with Manassas, Va.-based Backyard America was announced in October, just before the start of Deck Expo, held Oct. 12-14 in Chicago. Trex is based in Winchester, Va.
Under the licensing agreement, Backyard America will develop and market Trex pergola kits manufactured from TrexTrim cellular PVC.
Each kit will include all the pre-cut components and hardware necessary to install a complete pergola, regardless of whether it is freestanding, attached to a structure or supported with round or square columns.