Trex Enterprises Corporation (Trex) is a diversified high-technology company specializing in cutting-edge technical solutions and products to improve performance across the electromagnetic spectrum. We have developed a strong base of proprietary technologies in microwave sensing, high resolution imaging, digital signal processing, applied optics and materials. Our fundamental business strategy is the development of dual-use technologies. We receive U.S. government support for programs relating to the defense, homeland security and force protection needs of our Nation and allies. We advance the creation of new business ventures and subsidiaries through our commercial incubation strategy to address market needs. To date, we have created six ventures backed with outside equity participation.
Established in 1978 as Western Research Corporation, we operated in San Diego, California. From 1988 until 2000 we were part of Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE: TMO), a Fortune 400 company. In 2000, our employees bought ThermoTrex’s R&D division and became Trex Enterprises Corporation. Today we are a privately-held company, with headquarters in San Diego, California and facilities in New Mexico, Hawaii (Honolulu, Kauai, Maui) and Massachusetts. We employ about 200 professionals.