Business Ledger

Partlow expands

Partlow Insurance Agency Inc. in Winchester has expanded and acquired an office in Fredericksburg.

The new location, which employs six people, can be reached at 540-710-2525.

Both locations will serve customers and businesses for personal, commercial and transportation insurance.

Arrianna Nichols has been hired as marketing director. She was previously with Centennial Broadcasting in Winchester. In addition to handling marketing, she will assist the personal lines department. She can be reached at 540-665-8387 ext. 205 or www.partlowinsurance.com.

Trex wins awards

Trex Company, which is headquartered in Winchester and is the largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has won six Awards for Design Excellence [ADEX] from Design Journal, the international resource for interior designers, architects and facility managers that draws approximately 2,000 entries from more than 500 companies each year.

Trex captured three 2015 ADEX Platinum Awards for its new outdoor lighting collection, aluminum gates and tropically inspired shade Island Mist Transcend decking.

In addition, Trex spiral stairs, Trex ADA-compliant handrails and the new Havana Gold shade of Transcend decking were honored with ADEX Gold Awards this year.

The Builder 2015 Brand Use Study ranked Trex as the brand of choice by building professionals in all four categories for composite decking.