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New Legacy Collection from TimberTech

Learn more about the Legacy Collection, with its earthy hardwood looks and rich undulating grains.

 




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Leveraging your marketing benefits with NADRA
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You're a member of NADRA, but you don't take advantage of all the marketing benefits available to you. Does this sound like you and your company? If so, send us a quick email: Info@NADRA.org and let's schedule a webinar to get you up-to-speed. There are a number of ways you can advertise through NADRA; inclusive options, as well as upgrades to your membership. Here is to making 2015 your best year yet!
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NADRA NJ Deck Competition — open for entries!
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  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, Jan. 25 11:59 p.m.
  • You will find details on categories with descriptions, details, register for dinner, sponsorship opportunities, terms & conditions and so much more on the registration portal here.
  • There are 18 categories total. The best deck will be chosen from highest score.
  • Review cheat sheets below to download a copy of all categories, descriptions and tips to enter.
    1. NADRA NJ 2015 Deck Comp Cheat Sheet (word doc)
    2. NADRA NJ 2015 Deck Comp Cheat Sheet PDF (PDF file)
  • Meet us at the Bridgewater Manor at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12. Register for the awards dinner here

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LATEST NEWS


Fiberon and BlueLinx add 14 new distribution locations for composite decking and railing products
PRWeb via Virtual-Strategy Magazine
In an extended relationship with BlueLinx Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., Fiberon will further expand distribution of composite decking and railing products for lumberyards, independent dealers, builders and property owners.
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Gossen Deck and Porch finds new markets
Hardware Building Supply Dealer
Boise, Idaho-based Boise Cascade Company will distribute Gossen Deck and Porch products in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. “We look forward to expanding our brand presence in Boise’s market,“ says Frank Butterfield, vice president of sales and marketing, Gossen Corporation. “Our proven technology for our deck and porch is a great fit for this market.”
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CertainTeed's EverNew railing system provides safety and curb appeal in the latest Living Spaces Facebook Home Makeover video contest webisode
PRNewswire
The Bielfelt family of Mentor, Ohio, no longer frets about their decaying, century-old porches thanks to the installation of new front and back porches with CertainTeed EverNew railing systems and porch posts to the exterior living spaces of their recently remodeled, cottage-style home.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Regal Ideas
Is the largest manufacturer of "1-2-3 Step Easy to Install" component Aluminum Railing, Fencing, Deck components
and LED lighting systems to the Home Improvement Industry
in North America.
20 Year Warranty and the best Industry support!

Contact: David Ondich at 973-713-2770
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Custom Capstocks meet diverse color and weathering needs
ThomasNet
Using polymer alloy technology, Custom-Formulated Capstocks impart weather resistant performance in outdoor building products such as fences and decking. Coextruded surface compounds meet requirements for rigid PVC and polyolefins, while providing colors from basic outdoor white to assortment of very dark colors.
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Trex Company reports insider transaction
Stafford Daily
Trex Company, Inc., The Securities and Exchange Commission has divulged that Gerhard Christopher Paul, vice president, sales of Trex, had unloaded 2,500 shares at an average price of $41.72 in a transaction dated on Jan. 7. The total value of the transaction was worth $104,300.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


Construction payment structure and risk simplified
By Nate Budde
Construction projects have an interesting and unique payment structure. The credit-heavy nature and the routine, but unfortunate, lack of visibility throughout a project make payment issues of paramount importance for parties at both the top and the bottom of the payment chain. Historically, participants in the construction industry have had a remarkably challenging time getting paid (for those at the bottom of the payment chain), or properly controlling payments (for those at the top). And, because the construction industry is a credit-heavy market, it is easy to see why.
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Kitchens go outdoors with fire pits
Livingston Daily
Gas-operated fire pits, fire rings and fire-pit tables are emerging as modern-day substitutes for campfires. Flipping a switch to ignite the flames is a whole lot easier than kindling a stack of firewood. Safer, too.
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Do a landcape inspection before you buy a home
The Associated Press via Reading Eagle
Prudent house hunters usually await the results of a professional inspection before buying their dream home. All too often, though, one of the biggest contributors to a home's value is neglected: The landscape. And that can prove costly.
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5 ways to revamp your outdoor living space this year
BPT via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Do long, winter days holed up indoors have you dreaming of a new deck to relax on come springtime? Whether you envision transforming a deck into a personal sanctuary or building a new outdoor living space for backyard entertaining, now is the perfect time to start turning those dreams into reality.
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LEADERSHIP


Is your business making these common Facebook mistakes?
By Anna Wickham
Your business's Facebook page and your personal Facebook page may look similar, but they are a lot more different than you think. One of the mistakes we often see is businesses using Facebook as they've always used it for their own personal profile. However, posting on Facebook for your business requires a whole different set of rules, best practices and things to avoid. These common Facebook marketing mistakes could be costing you and your business valuable customers.
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4 ways to market your business for free
Entrepreneur
Ask any entrepreneur that’s just starting out what the most difficult aspect of their business is and they’ll likely point you to the challenge of reaching and retaining customers. Yes, marketing a new business or product can be a time consuming, costly endeavor — something many entrepreneurs don't have.
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5 simple steps to better leadership in the New Year
By Betty Boyd
We all make New Year resolutions in our personal life, but what about our professional life? Do leaders need to make resolutions? Being a leader should not necessarily entail resolutions, but rather establishing goals. Goal setting is providing a vision for an organization to follow. It is decisiveness — take action, and it will go a long way. So how does a leader come up with these goals?
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3 marketing tactics your small business must stop in 2015
The Huffington Post
Small businesses across all industries agree on one common challenge in running and growing their companies: Time constraints. Small business owners and employees are so focused on the core operations of their business that it can be a struggle to find time to do all of the ancillary activities — budgeting, taxes, marketing — that are imperative to make a business thrive.
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