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Trex Commercial Products Celebrates 30th Anniversary

This year Trex Commercial Products commemorates its 30th anniversary and has more than a few reasons to celebrate, say officials.

Founded in 1990, Trex Commercial Products has become a supplier for event venues of all sizes and functions, offering staging systems and railing under its legacy Staging Concepts brand and its Trex Commercial Products brand.

Initially focused on the performing arts market, Staging Concepts started out working with theaters and live event spaces. Following the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, venues across the country sought to enhance the accessibility of their facilities and Staging Concepts’ platforms proved an ideal solution―particularly for major sports stadiums and arenas. “This was a pivotal time in our company’s history,” says Laura Rygielski Preston, president of Trex Commercial Products. “We had the right products at the right time, and business took off.”

Over the years, the business has continued to diversify within the commercial and multi-family market taking on projects in hospitality, healthcare, worship and retail. Its product line offers innovative options for seating, acoustical applications and patron engagement, and the company is currently working with customers to engineer solutions to facilitate social distancing due to COVID-19. It also engineers customized architectural structures, such as the 60-foot-tall perforated metal panel wall at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., a set of specially designed rotating doors at Ecolab’s headquarters in St. Paul, and the bat-inspired aluminum topiaries at Minneapolis’ Target Field.

“Instead of approaching projects like a traditional supplier, we come in with a turnkey support program and team, including in-house mechanical engineers, 3-D modeling technology, an intimate knowledge of codes and design stamping capabilities,” says Dan Stachel, vice president of sales and marketing. “Essentially, we take the technical onus off of architects and specifiers and partner with them through the entire process.”

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