MoistureShield Composite Decking, a division of outdoor living products manufacturer Oldcastle APG, announced plans Thursday (Nov. 12) to increase its capped composite decking production by up to 50% at the company’s plant in Springdale. The manufacturer expects to add capacity by the second quarter of 2021.
The undisclosed investment will position MoistureShield (formerly AERT), which uses 95% recycled content to manufacture low-maintenance decking, to meet growing customer demand for its capped wood composite products.
MoistureShield produces Vision premium capped composite and Vantage non-capped composite at the Springdale facility at 914 Jefferson St. Late last year, the Springdale plant started making a product line called Elevate, an entry-level capped composite decking product. The latest investment will significantly increase production volume for Elevate, as well as a soon-to-be-launched new product line.
The Springdale plant employs 185 workers.
“MoistureShield continues investing in key areas where opportunities for growth and increased customer demand are evident,” Ken O’Neill, EVP of National Group, Oldcastle APG, said in a statement. “We look forward to how this investment will double production at Springdale and evolve our ability to lead the market as the premier supplier of composite decking.”
“As homeowners search for more durable, low-maintenance alternatives to traditional wood decking, demand for our MoistureShield decking products is steadily rising,” Tim Ortman, President, Oldcastle APG, said in a statement. “With a proven history of 30 years with no structural field failures and increasing consumer confidence in the market, this facility enhancement is necessary to continue serving our customers.
“We remain committed to meeting their needs, something our investment in Springdale will enable us to live up to.”
Oldcastle APG acquired MoistureShield in 2017, launching the company into the composite decking category. MoistureShield composite decking complements Oldcastle APG’s full portfolio of outdoor living materials, including Belgard pavers, Echelon masonry, Sakrete concrete mixes and Amerimix mortars.