Boral boosts polymer-fly ash siding and trim output as demand, distribution climb

Sources: Boral USA, Roswell, Ga.; CP staff

To meet rapidly increasing demand, Boral is doubling TruExterior Siding & Trim capacity at a Salisbury, N.C., plant. The expansion follows the site’s recent addition of a 120,000-sq.-ft. finishing facility; along with TruExterior output, it will support continued product line development with Boral’s Innovation Factory, including the 8-in. and 10-in. Bevel Siding profiles due this fall.

“Unprecedented market interest and adoption of Boral TruExterior is driving a rapid expansion in our dealer and distributor base,” says Salisbury Plant Manager Ken Bruns. “By adding equipment and [20-plus] employees, we’re ensuring a steady supply of siding and trim across all profiles to meet the needs of existing and new end users.”

“This investment is consistent with Boral’s strategy for growth in the U.S., leveraging our innovative platform to help transform the business,” adds Light Building Products Division President Brian Below.

TruExterior’s polymer and fly ash formulation addresses both the moisture- and movement-related issues commonly seen with other exterior materials with real workability that exceeds that of wood—creating what product developers call a balance of performance and aesthetics that cannot be found with other manmade alternatives. Multiple siding, trim and beadboard profiles ship primed and ready to paint. —