Boardwalk Built of Recycled Materials in Ohio
AXION Builds STRUXURE® Wetlands Walkway with Centerville-Washington, Ohio Park District
AXION International Holdings, Inc. (AXIH), a leader in recycled plastic and polymer composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX® rail ties/sleepers and STRUXURE® building products, announced today that its STRUXURE® Commercial Boardwalk products were used by the Centerville-Washington Park District to recently complete a wetlands walkway project at Oak Creek South Park near Dayton, Ohio.
The Park District used large profile 7" x 9" STRUXURE® Timbers in the sub-structure and small profile 1" x 8" grey embossed surface boards to build an approximate 100-foot long walkway and observation deck in a western Ohio public park. The Centerville-Washington Park District received a "Buy-Recycle Grant" from the Montgomery County Solid Waste District that will reimburse 100% of the material cost for the boardwalk project.
Ken Carter, Park Operations Manager for Centerville-Washington Park said, "The AXION products were as easy, if not easier to work with than traditional lumber products. We were able to complete our boardwalk project in half the time as we would have using wood products, and we don't have to worry about future replacement costs due to decaying wood."
"The boardwalk combines STRUXURE® Timbers as sleepers and joists in addition to new high performance surface boards to create a structural composite system that is ideal for Park & Recreation projects," commented AXION's EVP for Building Products Dave Crane. "Our prior work with Logan County Ohio on the Onion Ditch Vehicular Bridge led to an introduction with the Ohio Parks & Recreation Association. We are extremely excited about the opportunities presented in Ohio for our recycled materials used on bridges and park trails around the state."
About STRUXURE® STRUXURE® Commercial Boardwalk Systems are easy to install requiring no special training or equipment and can be built quickly. Made from recycled material, they are engineered using a patented Recycled Structural Composite (RSC) formula, making them extremely strong, durable, long-lasting, and resistant to rot, fungi, insects, and moisture and won't splinter or crumble. AXION technology does not absorb or release any liquids and chemicals into the environment unlike wood and contain no toxic materials making them cleaner and safer for the environment and are 100% recyclable at the end of their long, functional life. AXION STRUXURE® Products, meet or exceed current building standards and are designed to be used in: heavy load bridges, open & closed deck bridges, lightweight and pedestrian bridges and boardwalks. They are ideal in wet or harsh-temperature environments, require low maintenance, outperform traditional materials and are highly cost-effective choice, Click here to learn more.
About AXION International Holdings, Inc. AXION (AXIH) is green technology company, transforming waste plastics into structural building materials. Using 100%-recycled consumer and industrial plastics, AXION develops, markets and sells its recycled structural composite products through its ECOTRAX® composite rail tie and STRUXURE® building material lines. From the railroading industry to the military to global engineering firms, AXION delivers tested, proven and superior green solutions to infrastructure needs around the world. http://www.axih.com/