The concept for ACT Composite Timbers, Inc. (ACT) began in 1989 under the direction of Anthony Noto, one of the pioneers that advocated the use of reinforced plastic technology, and his engineering staff. The technologies developed under Tony's instruction significantly strengthened and substantially increased the durability and resiliency of plastic lumber.
Tony was the principal owner of ACT from 1999 until his unfortunate passing in 2009. One of Tony's original partners has since led the operations, and ACT has continued with product development and project design using fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) lumber.
The team's expertise and experience in using composite material is unparalleled within the industry. From manufacturing to design to construction, ACT can support the A/E, contractor and end user to ensure the project is both well designed and installed properly.
ACT Composite Timbers, Inc. is a privately held corporation with administrative offices in Commack, New York. ACT is a direct successor company to the Company founded by plastic lumber industry veteran Anthony Noto. Our products can be distributed worldwide on a direct sales basis. For those interested in manufacturing composite timber, please contact us to discuss a license agreement, as our team can oversee and administer a turn-key startup operation.
ACT Composite Timber (ACT) is a strong, durable alternative to wood (both treated and untreated) lumber. ACT has been engineered for use in boardwalks, docks, seawalls and many other applications. Because of its superior physical characteristics, ACT's structural strength allows for uses well beyond decking and can be used for the undercarriage. Large projects, such as the Tiffany Street Pier in New York City have been constructed with our FRP material, including pilings and sub-structure support.
Unlike wood, ACT will not rot, degrade, absorb moisture or suffer attack from marine borers. It can therefore be ideally suited for the marine environment. ACT is solid, slightly denser than wood, and the color throughout the board never fades as a result of UV inhibitors added during the manufacturing process. Over its useful life, ACT is maintenance-free and is a financially viable alternative to conventional decking and outdoor lumber uses. ACT combines the durability of plastic and the strength of fiberglass to produce a superior product. Where service life and no maintenance are two of the primary considerations in material selection, ACT is the best value.