Trex to expand, create 89 new jobs

Trex Company plans to create up to 89 new jobs when it expands its operations in Winchester and Frederick County.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that the manufacturer of high-performance, wood-alternative decking and railing invested $12.3 million in Winchester and $3.1 million in Frederick County for the expansion.

Trex also plans to lease newly constructed warehouse space in the county for a training facility and a plastics recycling center as well as to relocate a distribution center for deck railing. The expansion will create up to 89 new jobs in Winchester in the coming years. Shockey Companies is developing and constructing the warehouse spaces with an estimated value of $50 million.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Winchester and the county to secure the project for the state. The company qualifies for rail-access funding from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and can receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

Trex also will receive benefits from the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program and becomes eligible for exemptions from sales and use tax on manufacturing equipment. Funding and services to support the company’s training activities will come from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.