ENVISION® DECKING CRAFTED IN THE USA; BUILDING A LEGACY OF BEAUTIFYING AMERICA

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ENVISION® DECKING CRAFTED IN THE USA;

BUILDING A LEGACY OF BEAUTIFYING AMERICA

ORLANDO, FLORIDA  January 9, 2018  TAMKO Building Products, Inc.’s Envision® decking is made in the heartland of the USA.  For the past nearly two decades, TAMKO has been producing composite decking at its Midwestern facility in Lamar, Missouri.

“Our Envision decking product is uniquely beautiful and proudly made by our hardworking employees, right here in the USA,” said TAMKO’s Executive Vice President Tim Whelan.

Even American musical artist Darryl Worley, well known for his numerous hit songs, including his latest single, “Lonely Alone”, and those that reached number one on the Country music charts, “I Miss My Friend”, “Have You Forgotten” (a 9/11 tribute ballad) and “Awful, Beautiful Life”, recently chose Envision® to beautify his home in Tennessee.

“I enjoy relaxing outdoors and taking in the view from my back deck,” said Worley. “I chose Envision decking because I wanted a good-looking, low-maintenance product that would give me more time to enjoy those relaxing moments with my family. The fact that it’s an American made product is important to me.”

According to the Alliance for American Manufacturing, “Buying American-made is the most direct way anyone can support American manufacturing and manufacturing jobs”.1

“TAMKO is an American company all the way – heart and soul,” said Whelan. “We’ve been making building products in the USA for more than 70 years. Our company story is one of American entrepreneurialism at its finest.”

Founded in 1944, TAMKO remains headquartered in Joplin, Missouri – where it began. The company now operates multiple manufacturing and warehouse facilities across the USA while remaining wholly owned and operated by its third generation of the founding family’s leadership.

Since entering the composite decking market in 1999, TAMKO’s significant manufacturing experience, dedication to teamwork and unparalleled obsession with quality has made Envision® decking one of the most recognizable brands in the American decking market.

To learn more about this American crafted product, visit TAMKO’s Envision® booth # W3101, January 9-11, at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida or go to EnvisionDecking.com to find out where to locate Envision® near you.

Click here to download a photo of Darryl Worley on his Envision deck. 

About TAMKO® Composite Lumber

From decking to railing, TAMKO’s composite lumber offerings provide homeowners with exceptional options to create a beautiful outdoor space where beautiful things happen. These offerings include Envision Distinction®, Envision Inspiration®, Envision Expression®, EverGrain®, Marquee Railing® and TAM- RAIL®. For more information, visit our website at www.EnvisionDecking.com. 

Note to editors and writers – The correct capitalization of the company name is TAMKO, due to the fact that it is an acronym.  The letters stand for Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma – the company’s original trade area when founded in 1944.  TAMKO’s trade area is now all 50 states. 

1Source: http://www.americanmanufacturing.org/issues/issue/made-in-america

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Two Decades of Composite Decking

Two Decades of Composite Decking

Where the industry has been and what’s next

“Plastics.”

That single word was a family friend’s business advice to recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) in the 1967 film “The Graduate.”

If the movie had come out a couple decades later, that one word of advice might have been “composites.”

Market research shows that wood-plastic composites are now one of the fastest growing segments of the North American decking industry, outpacing growth in wood decking by about 11 to 1.

Manufacturers introduced composite building materials made of recycled plastics and wood fiber in the late 1980s. Composite decking followed early in the 90s. By the new millennium, numerous companies were producing composite decking.

Two overarching trends mark the evolution of the composite decking industry over the past 20 plus years: 1) performance and 2) aesthetics.

Performance

With the rapid growth of the composites industry, early on some products came to market that were susceptible to failures – particularly from moisture intrusion. Today, composites’ performance depends to a large degree on how well the individual wood fibers are encased in plastic.

The moisture damage concern has been a key driver of the recent rise of cap-stock composite decking products, in which an outer shell is wrapped around a core.

Moving forward, the next stage in composites’ evolution is boards with caps integrated with the core. Such products hold the promise of enhanced stain resistance, without risk of the cap separating from the core.

Aesthetics

Look side-by-side at composite deck boards from 20 years ago with ones from today, and you’ll notice a marked increase in attractiveness. Composite manufacturers have improved the looks of their deck boards with realistic embossed wood grain patterns, and in some cases with color streaking to mimic the beauty of exotic hardwoods like Tiger Wood.

Even young Mr. Braddock wouldn’t have wanted a “plastic” looking deck. With modern composites, home and building owners can now have the good looks of wood decking with the high performance of wood-plastic composites.

Future aesthetic innovations in composite decking are likely to include an even wider range of colors and textures.

 

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