DeckExpo moves to a 2-day show!
DeckExpo will be held Oct. 16-18, at McCormick Place in Chicago, the education and exhibit schedules will be changing. The change is in response to feedback gathered from exhibiting companies as well as attendees and will offer both business and financial efficiencies. Read the full article here. Learn details about travel, attending, exhibiting, etc., at the show here.
Attention Georgia industry professionals: Plan ahead for 2013!
The Atlanta Chapter of NADRA has released their calendar of events for 2013.
NADRA NJ Deck Competition
The New Jersey Chapter of NADRA has launched their 2013 Deck Competition! NJ Chapter President Martin Coffey has issued a call for entries!
Learn more and enter the competition here.
Register for the awards dinner here.
Thank you Wolf and Trex for sponsoring this annual industry event! Become a sponsor by clicking here.
A look at building product distribution trends
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Four key trends are affecting building material distribution: consolidation, market saturation, shifting customer priorities and communication. Together, these drivers create competitive pressures that continue to intensify for manufacturers and dealers alike. The Farnsworth Group, a market research firm specializing in the home improvement, construction and building supply industries, has assembled various statistics dating back to 1985 that identify market changes among building material suppliers, as well as purchasing trends among builder and remodeler customers. More
Confusing new tax targets California lumber consumers
The Reporter Share
It's a new year and with it comes higher taxes and more government spending. In 2013, overtaxed Californians will send more of their hard-earned dollars to Sacramento than ever before, growing total state spending to a record $225 billion. Higher taxes shouldn't be a surprise. More
Spring Lake, N.J., officials look to protect next boardwalk
Asbury Park Press Share
The reconstruction of the borough's boardwalk in Spring Lake, N.J., has begun as the first boards were laid at the south end pavilion. Officials say they will complete the task in time for summer, barring unforeseen work stoppages. "We believe it can be done," Borough Administrator Bryan Dempsey said. More
Spring Lake, NJ, selects TimberTech decking to rebuild boardwalk destroyed by Sandy
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The Spring Lake, N.J., Borough Council has selected TimberTech planks to rebuild the two-mile Spring Lake boardwalk, which is the longest non-commercial boardwalk in New Jersey. The Spring Lake boardwalk was completely destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. Spring Lake is a popular seaside beach destination, hosting hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. More
How to find new business leads
American Express OPEN Forum Share
One of the biggest challenges small-business owners face is finding new leads to grow their businesses. They worry about the cost of acquiring leads, where to look for them and how to convert them into paying customers. They also have to continue to serve their current customers. The good news is that it's easier than ever before to get leads — and it won't break your budget either. More
5 ways social media is changing the way we interact at trade shows
Search Engine Journal Share
The ease and availability of social media has changed the way people interact with each other. Businesses should realize that they can use social media to improve the impact that they have at trade shows. More
4 tips for a well-timed product launch
Deciding when to launch a new product is a challenge for most entrepreneurs. Because we tend to be perfectionists, a new product — no matter how good — never quite achieves our vision of what it can be. We always see more features to add, more bugs to fix — something else to tweak. More