WINCHESTER, Va., Dec. 2, 2014 – When it comes to environmental stewardship, Trex Company leads by example – both at home and abroad. The world''s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing recently received top honors at the GAIA Awards, the Middle East''s premiere awards program for sustainable, eco-friendly building products and manufacturers. Out of nearly 200 nominees, Trex was among just 12 finalists recognized for exemplary green building credentials.
“As a company built on sustainable principles, our commitment to preserving and protecting the environment influences everything we do,” said Ronald W. Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex. “This award is especially meaningful because it represents global understanding and acceptance of our brand and products and reinforces that our green principles resonate as well internationally as they do in North America.”
Introduced to the Middle East region in 2011, Trex® has been well-received as a product of choice for numerous high-profile projects, including the lavish outdoor space of the Dubai JW Marriot Marquis, the world''s tallest hotel. Most recently, Trex was chosen to provide its high-performance deck boards for what will be the longest constructed boardwalk in the Emirate and a key element of the new Jumeirah Corniche Development Project in Dubai.
The vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, the Jumeirah Corniche project aims to convert eight-and-a-half miles of beachfront property into a vibrant recreational area that encourages exercise and sporting activities among both residents and tourists. The project includes a five-meter-wide walkway, a four-meter-wide jogging track, rest areas, retail kiosks and shaded benches overlooking the beach. When completed, the Corniche will be the longest in the territory and represents the largest use of Trex decking in a single public installation.
“Our environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, along with the unparalleled performance and aesthetics of our products, are among the key reasons Trex was selected for this project,” explained Kaplan. “We are honored to have been chosen to be part of such a significant and beneficial endeavor.”