CHICAGO, Apr. 28, 2020 – Over the past month, we’ve seen businesses, brands, and individuals alike step up and give back to communities affected by COVID-19. These acts of kindness, both big and small, have offered a glimmer of hope in an otherwise frightening and stressful time.
The AZEK Company, makers of TimberTech decking and other sustainable building products, has shifted resources at its Vycom facility in Scranton, PA to produce antibacterial partition materials to be used in treatment centers providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past month, AZEK provided roughly 5,000 hygienic plastic sheets to the State of New York to be used in the partitions at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which has been transformed into a 2,000-bed temporary hospital.
Using these products, The AZEK Company has also designed temporary buildings, beds and other structures for medical use at the following facilities:
- SUNY Old Westbury (Old Westbury, NY)
- SUNY Stony Brook (Stony Brook, NY)
- DeVos Place Convention Center (Grand Rapids, MI)
Once the need for field hospitals dissipates, The AZEK Company will also be a resource to these sites by recycling the materials into other sustainable products. In the meantime, The AZEK Company is currently in touch with several state governments and stands ready to design and produce materials for additional emergency hospital conversions.
About AZEK® Building Products
AZEK Building Products manufactures home building materials under two divisions: TimberTech® and AZEK Exteriors®. TimberTech offers a premium portfolio of capped polymer and capped composite decking – as well as railing, porch, lighting and paver products – while AZEK Exteriors manufactures distinctly unique trim and moulding. Together the brands present homeowners, builders, architects, dealers and contractors with a comprehensive suite of first-rate products that are long lasting, sustainable alternatives to wood. AZEK is headquartered in Chicago, IL (with plants in OH and PA) and also owns Minneapolis-based Ultralox railing systems.
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