The AZEK Company Inc. (NYSE: AZEK) ("AZEK" or the “Company”), the industry-leading manufacturer of beautiful, low-maintenance and environmentally sustainable outdoor living products, including TimberTech® decking and railing, Versatex® and AZEK® Trim, and StruXure™ pergolas, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Vycom business, a division of its Commercial segment, to Ohio-based Plaskolite, LLC, a global leader in the manufacturing of engineering thermoplastics.
Jesse Singh, AZEK’s CEO, said, “Since Vycom’s founding in 1983, our Vycom team members have created a thriving manufacturer of market-leading brands of innovative plastic solutions used across a variety of commercial, industrial and non-residential end markets. The complementary cultural fit of Plaskolite, combined with its commitment to cultivating long-lasting customer relationships and its reputation for providing the highest quality products in the industry, will both support a smooth transition and elevate Vycom’s business to the next level. We thank the entire Vycom team for their hard work and celebrate their commitment to continuing to deliver sustainable innovative plastic sheet solutions to their customers.”
John Szlag, Co-President at Plaskolite, said, "We are excited to welcome Vycom into the Plaskolite family. This acquisition allows us to better serve our customers by offering a broader range of thermoplastic solutions. Vycom's expertise in engineered products along with their commitments to both manufacturing safety and sustainability perfectly complements Plaskolite's core values."
Mr. Singh continued, “This transaction helps simplify our portfolio and further focuses AZEK on our strategic higher growth and margin opportunities in the repair and remodel and outdoor living markets associated with our Residential segment, including our Deck, Rail and Accessories and Exteriors businesses. AZEK’s balance sheet strength, low leverage and strong cash flow generation provides the financial flexibility to pursue this strategic disposition.”
The sale of Vycom is expected to close on November 1, 2023.
Additional information regarding the transaction will be discussed during AZEK’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings call in late November 2023.
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About The AZEK® Company
The AZEK Company Inc. (NYSE: AZEK) is the industry-leading designer and manufacturer of beautiful, low maintenance and environmentally sustainable outdoor living products, including TimberTech® decking and railing, Versatex® and AZEK Trim® and StruXure™ pergolas. Consistently recognized as a market leader in innovation, quality and aesthetics, products across AZEK’s portfolio are made from up to approximately 90% recycled material and primarily replace wood on the outside of homes, providing a long-lasting, eco-friendly and stylish solution to consumers. Leveraging the talents of its approximately 2,000 employees and the strength of relationships across its value chain, The AZEK Company is committed to accelerating the use of recycled material in the manufacturing of its innovative products, keeping millions of pounds of waste out of landfills each year, and revolutionizing the industry to create a more sustainable future. The AZEK Company has recently been named one of America’s Climate Leaders by USA Today, a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune and a winner of the 2023 Real Leaders® Impact Awards. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the company operates manufacturing and recycling facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, Michigan and Minnesota. For additional information, please visit azekco.com.
About Plaskolite, LLC
Founded in 1950 in Columbus, Ohio, by Donald G. Dunn and family, Plaskolite, LLC is a global leader in the manufacturing of engineering thermoplastics, including Acrylic, Polycarbonate, ABS and PETG Sheet, Lighting Profiles and PMMA Polymers. Plaskolite is owned by Pritzker Private Capital along with the Dunn family, management and other co-investors. Plaskolite’s customized products are used in a wide variety of applications, including windows, doors, lighting, signs, point-of-purchase displays, transportation, security and bath products. Plaskolite serves a diverse customer base including distributors, OEMs and retailers. For more information, please visit plaskolite.com.