John Treakle is an expert in the world of building materials, having spent more than a decade at a large building products distributor. He’s a native of the Pacific Northwest and has crossed paths with John Moss, former owner and now product development director for RailFX, several times throughout the years – through their roles in wholesale, retail, and as manufacturer’s representatives.

A little back story: In 2015, Moss started RailFX to strengthen his cable sales by offering a complete aluminum cable railing system that garnered national product sales. He sold RailFX in 2018 to Nationwide Industries Enterprises. Since then, the company was acquired by PrimeSource Building Products.

Moss and his expanded team work diligently to innovate the RailFX product line. One such innovation is the introduction of PFX1000, a picket rail panel system made of extruded aluminum. The PFX1000 picket rail panels are designed to be carefree with virtually no maintenance and a speedy assembly.

Following the launch of PFX1000, Treakle and his son-in-law installed the system at his home and shared their feedback with us. “I am a simple guy and like clean lines,” said Treakle. “The PFX1000 system makes it easy for a do-it-yourselfer to install.”

Treakle said it was easy to measure and then determine how many panels he needed for the level and the stair riser. “The new PFX1000 was all packaged together and came in specified lengths,” said Treakle. “The PFX1000 installation kit, with its specific tool, worked great for my installation,” he added.

The Aluminum PFX1000 system is made of extruded aluminum that won’t rust and exceeds IBC and IRC requirements. PFX1000 is now available and comes in AAMA-2604 powder coat textured in black and bronze finishes.

Ready to try the all new PFX1000 System?

For more information on the new PFX1000 System, visit the PFX1000 webpage or contact us.

Be sure to submit your before and after photos to the RailFX Photo Contest, running now through July 1, 2023.

Plus, earn cash back by using RailFX! RailFX is offering licensed contractors a rebate on RailFX Aluminum Systems purchased between July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022. Rebate applies to RailFX aluminum systems, PFX system, FlexFX, and cable kits purchased through approved sellers, dealers, lumber yards or home centers. Learn more at