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N.E.W. Plastics Corp.
www.newplasticscorp.com / Annual revenue: $52 million / HQ: Luxemburg, Wis. / Specialty:
Sustainable plastics / Mike Rekitzke, president and CEO: "We can handle a business of any size."

Midwest

n.e.w. plastics has unveiled
a new composite decking
board that it believes to be
one-of-a-kind.

Stretching the
Imagination

n.e.w. plastics, long an innovator, introduces
a new plastic decking material. by kat zeman
A leader in sustainable plastics
technology, N.E.W. Plastics has developed an innovative product that could
be the first-of-its-kind on the market.
The Luxemburg, Wis.-based company manufactures containers, plastic lumber and components made
from virgin and recycled material.
N.E.W. Plastics' range of products includes anything from plastic solvent
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bottles and containers to planks for
building a deck.
This year, the company unveiled a
new composite decking board that
it believes to be one-of-a-kind. Most
composite decking boards are hybrids composed primarily of wood
fibers and recycled plastic. N.E.W.
Plastics' decking board is made entirely out of plastic.

It is virtually maintenance-free, and
never needs to be sanded, scraped, refinished or stained.
"The biggest plus to this product is
that it will not mold, rot or mildew,"
President Mike Rekitzke says. "It's
the only product like this on the market that we know of. Most of them use
wood flour."
The product is sold through a variety of lumberyards and building contractors. It is available in three colors:
California Redwood, Weathered Cedar and Coastal Driftwood.
For more than four decades, N.E.W.
Plastics has been a leading innovator
in plastics and recycling technology.
Its annual sales total roughly $52 million - and it expects that number to
keep growing.


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