Gov. Brad Little invited The AZEK Company to Idaho Thursday.
In a Facebook post, Little said AZEK will start development on a new facility that will carry 80 jobs to Boise this year, with around 100 more expected throughout the next few years.
AZEK makes outdoor living and building products from recycled materials. It has revolutionized the industry by using plastic waste, recycled wood and scrap to make its products. Around 400 million pounds of scrap and waste were redirected from landfills a year ago into the organization’s recycling programs.
“At AZEK, our values drive how we work. When deciding on a location for our new facility, we looked for a city that matched our values by putting sustainability at the heart of its operations and growth, as well as one that offered a highly skilled pool of candidates to join the AZEK family,” Jesse Singh, AZEK CEO, said.
“We’re excited to partner with the state of Idaho and the city of Boise and support their forward-looking commitment to addressing climate change, while strengthening AZEK’s geographic presence in the region, bringing new manufacturing jobs to the community, and meeting the strong demand for our beautiful, low-maintenance and sustainable outdoor living products for years to come,” Jesse Singh included.
Development of the facility will be a retrofit of a current building. It will start this year and ought to be completely operational in 2022. This will AZEK’s ninth facility in the U.S.