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Trex to build $400 million plant at Port of Little Rock

Governor's Office
Arkansas Commerce Secretary Mike Preston introduces Trex company officials during a press conference Tuesday announcing plans for the new facility.

The No. 1 wood-alternative decking manufacturer, Trex Company, will locate a $400 million factory and campus in the Little Rock Port. The company expects to grow to 500 jobs over the next five years in Little Rock.

“This new site represents a strategic investment not only in our company’s future but in the future success of our valued channel partners,” said Trex Company President and CEO Bryan Fairbanks. “With the outdoor living category continuing to show strong momentum and our success to-date in converting share from the wood decking market, the time is right to further expand our capacity so that we can meet future customer demand efficiently and effectively.”

The Trex campus will sit on nearly 300 acres of land and will eventually include buildings dedicated to decking and railing production, plastic film recycling and processing, reclaimed wood storage, warehousing and administrative offices.

Construction is slated to begin in early 2022.

The development approach will be modular and calibrated to demand trends with the first production output anticipated in 2024. The campus will substantially expand output and will have the potential to be the company’s largest manufacturing facility.

Roby Brock is the Editor-in-Chief and Host of Talk Business & Politics.