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Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters using Screw Products, Inc. Fasteners
Screw Products Inc.
As its second season premieres, Treehouse Masters will be using some of Screw Products, Inc.'s fasteners in their televised projects, thanks to a new agreement between the popular Animal Planet show and the company. Viewers will be able to see Screw Products, Inc.'s bright gold and black packaging here and there throughout this season's episodes, as the crew creates a wide variety of treehouses, ranging from fully functional hotels to seasonal playhouses or sky-high recording studios.
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Trex captures 3 1st-place rankings in Builder Magazine's Annual Brand Use Study
AZoBuild
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has once again captured three first-place rankings in Builder magazine's annual Brand Use Study, ranked by thousands of builders and contractors.
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Top elements of outdoor living spaces
Green Industry Pros
Qualified Remodeler magazine, a Green Industry Pros sister publication, teamed with Houzz.com back in December to host a webinar examining what's popular in exterior design, drawing from detailed outdoor living and landscape data from the 2013 Houzz and Home Survey.
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Lumber sector stable has US housing starts pass the 1 million mark
Stockhouse
Market stability is returning for manufacturers, distributors and sellers of North American forest products as U.S. home prices have now found a floor. As of November 2013, housing starts in the U.S. passed the 1 million annualized mark and are expected to maintain at least that level for the next couple of years. Meanwhile, lumber consumption in China remains stable while Japan and the U.K. post increased import volumes.
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7 home remodeling ideas and inspirations for 2014
Building Solutions
Your exploration needs to lead to a strategy that makes the most of your investment, to optimize both the lifestyle and financial benefits of the remodel. Here are seven home remodeling ideas that might provide some inspiration for your visioning process.
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Long Branch gets $14.5 million, but boardwalk won't be back for summer
Asbury Park Press
The city will receive $14.5 million in federal funds to repair a roughly 1-mile section of bluffs and boardwalk, but residents, business owners and beachgoers won't see a fully refurbished boardwalk this summer. "We've been waiting since August for them to set forth the amount so we can do the next level of our work," Mayor Adam Schneider said. "This is big news for us."
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Perfecting the social media balancing act in 2014
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Social media has now been around for years. No matter the industry, you know you have to be on social media — especially in 2014.

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6 things managers should not talk about at work
By D. Albert Brannen
Managers have a special role for employers because they are legal agents. What they say, do and know can be attributed to their employer.

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A successful website: 8 ways to get visitors to stick around
By Andrea Fischetti
When people land on your website, how much are they really engaging with your content? If you use Google Analytics, you should be able to make informed decisions about your website: knowing how much time people spend there, what pages they stay on or leave from and whether they return.

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Wood product said rotting in 'green'-built Katrina homes
The New Orleans Advocate via TuscaloosaNews.com
Actor Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation, which has built 100 energy-efficient new homes in the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Lower 9th Ward, is considering legal action against the manufacturer of an innovative glass-infused wood that was used in some of the homes' outdoor steps and front porches.
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A guide to Google+ for small businesses
By Mayur Kisani
Google+ is a social network where you can post content and information, join communities and add individuals and businesses to circles. With more than 340 million users and adding 25,000 new users every day, Google+ is no longer a "ghost town." The SEO power of Google+ should not be underestimated as it has been touted as the "social layer" of Google and is slowly being integrated with the whole of Google's ecosystem. You might be missing out on reaching your target audience if you choose to ignore this social network.
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4 content marketing secrets every small business should know
BusinessNewsDaily via Fox News
Prior to the social networking age, the only industries that had to worry about continually producing fresh, original content were academia, news and entertainment. Today, with blogs and social platforms like Twitter and Facebook representing major components of most brands' marketing strategy, businesses in all fields are expected to be expert content curators, and the old "publish or perish" adage now applies to just about everyone.
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CALENDAR


Important dates to remember
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  • Jan. 20 — NADRA NJ Deck Comp deadline: Click here to enter
  • Feb. 7 — NADRA NJ Awards Dinner: Click here  to register
  • Feb. 26 & 27 — NADRA's Education Tour in Lawrenceville, Ga. Sponsorship available
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


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