Azek agreed to a strategic alliance with Vast Enterprises, a building materials research and manufacturing company, which make Vast products available to Azek customers. To form the alliance, which was signed on Aug. 31, Azek purchased interest in Vast and will collaborate with the company on sales and marketing initiatives.

"Both companies manufacture highly engineered, low-maintenance, exterior products that offer exceptional performance and longevity," said Eric Jungbluth, CEO of CPG International Inc., Azek's parent company. "Vast Composite Masonry products represent the future of alternative paver materials, a category with enormous growth potential."

Vast is a manufacturer of composite masonry products that are produced with 95% post-consumer recycled rubber and plastics. Azek produces composite exterior products including decking, trim, and mouldings.

"This partnership elevates the Vast brand and brings it to a much larger audience of architects, project planners and contractors," said Andy Vander Woude, CEO of Vast Enterprises.