A history of innovation
Long before Tangent opened its doors in 2003, our founders were leading the way in the plastic lumber business.
A Tradition of Being Untraditional
When we first opened our doors in 2003, the majority of the industry was manufacturing products for decking. Our founders, Guy DeFeo (CEO), Francisco Morales (Chief Innovation Officer), and Andy Stephens (Board of Directors), saw an underserviced segment in the marketplace. With focus and innovation on plastic lumber for outdoor furniture and other applications, Tangent quickly grew from a 20,000 square-foot facility with four production lines to a 600,000 square-foot facility with 40 production lines and over 500 employees.
True to form, innovation never slowed. In 2016, we developed our patented woodgrain dimensional lumber, plastic lumber with an internal grain that looks like real hardwood. The product was revolutionary, opening new doors for the plastic furniture industry.
Today, Tangent manufactures hundreds of sizes of extrusions, many created around specific applications for customers. And by recycling 15,000 tons of plastic waste annually, including the equivalent of 210 million milk jugs, we strive to make products that are as environmentally friendly as they are durable. With continuous innovation and guaranteed performance, Tangent remains the category leader to this day.
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Just the beginning.
At Tangent, we’re constantly trying to push the boundaries of innovation and technology to encourage new ideas and products in the market. As our plastic lumber technology continues to evolve, so does our ability to solve problems brought to us by architects, engineers, and end-users. From premium furniture-grade plastic lumber to industrial-strength reinforced plastic lumber, we’re here to help find new ways to make your construction projects sustainable, environmentally friendly, and long-lasting.
With Tangent’s wide variety of sizes, colors, and product lines, you’re sure to find the right material for your job.