Canadian decking manufacturer Tiva buys site for US production

Canadian PVC decking and dock manufacturer Tiva Building Products has purchased a 50,000 square foot production facility on 36 acres in South Carolina to expand into the United States and increase capacity.

Founded in 2016, the private, family-owned company based in Mississauga, Ont., had been looking for a US location for years, according to a press release about the property purchase.

Tiva will produce decking boards at the facility, which was previously unoccupied, Mike Kunard, Tiva’s national sales manager, said in an email. He declined to say his whereabouts in South Carolina or give any other information.

“This is a significant and timely investment for Tiva Building Products’ growth curve as wholesale customers and prospects demand increased support for their business in terms of capacity and producing a responsible product mix. “Kunard said in the statement.

The new plant is expected to be operational in the second half of 2022 after power supply upgrades and “multiple” extrusion line installations.

“We’ve been evaluating manufacturing facility sites in the United States for some time and knew even when we started our business seven years ago that it was never a question of if, but when,” said the CEO Terry Fangrad in the release. “The facility is perfect for significant production and inventory capacity, while the site will accommodate multiple expansions as the Tiva brand continues to grow in North America.”

Tiva Building Products acted as a distributor and retailer of decking while investing in research and development of plastics to manufacture its own product lines, according to the company’s website and LinkedIn page.

The LinkedIn page states that Tiva has been in the plastic extrusion industry for over 20 years, conducting research and development related to PVC decking for 15 years.

The company produces Tivadek PVC panels, coated with acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) for heat resistance, color retention and weather resistance; Tivadok cellular PVC panels with an ASA cap and a reinforced aluminum core; and Tivacoat, which is a VOC-free waterproof elastomeric membrane.

Tivadeks are available in 12 colors with a lifetime warranty. The decking is finished and embossed on both sides making the boards reversible.