NEW LONDON, N.C. – Fiberon® has been named a 2015 Eco-Leader by Green Builder® magazine, the building industry’s leading publication focused on green building and sustainable development. The leader in innovative, eco-friendly composite decking, Fiberon was one of two smaller manufacturers featured in the June issue, alongside global sustainability giants such Schneider Electric, LG Electronics, Ford Motor Company, and Royal Philips. All of these companies are “walking the walk” when it comes to sustainability, notes Green Builder, and “confronting environmental challenges and reimagining their products, manufacturing processes, and their relationships with suppliers and communities in which they have a presence.”
Founded in New London, North Carolina, in 1997, Fiberon has a demonstrated commitment to environmentally responsible manufacturing:
No trees are ever felled to make Fiberon composite decking. There is no need to stain or refinish Fiberon products; an annual soap and water cleaning is usually sufficient. Plus, unlike wood decking, Fiberon decking will never splinter, rot, or crack, or decay due to insect infestation.
Another “green” element of the Fiberon story: product durability and longevity. Low-maintenance Fiberon decking is made to last, and backed by a 25-year residential limited warranty. The company’s capped composite products, including the best-selling Horizon® Decking line, offer an additional 25-year stain and fade warranty. Plus, Fiberon products are completely recyclable at the end of their useful lifespans.
“Fiberon is both pleased and humbled to be included on Green Builder magazine’s 2015 list of Eco-Leaders,” notes Fiberon CEO Doug Mancosh. “Since its inception, our company has been focused on developing innovative outdoor living products that are both easy to own and easy on the environment. Today, that commitment to sustainable product development and eco-conscious manufacturing remains strong as ever.”