Trex plans to create 89 new jobs in Winchester
Trex Co. said Thursday it has invested $15.4 million to expand its manufacturing operations. The project is expected to create 89 jobs in Winchester, where Trex is headquartered.
Trex, which makes wood-alternative decking and railing, will invest $12.3 million in Winchester and $3.1 million in Frederick County for the expansion.
The company plans to lease warehouse space in Frederick County for a training facility and plastics recycling center and to relocate a Trex distribution center for deck railing.
The new warehouse spaces are valued at $50 million. They are being developed and built by another Winchester-based firm, The Shockey Cos.
Trex qualifies for rail access funding from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and is eligible to receive benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program.
Trex also will receive benefits from the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program and is eligible for Sales and Use tax exemptions on manufacturing equipment.
The Virginia Jobs Investment Program will provide funding and support for employee training.
Trex is a publicly traded company with more than 6,700 retail locations.