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The North American Deck and Railing Association launches 2-Day educational event in Lawrenceville, Georgia., Feb. 26 and 27 — Training Opportunities for Outdoor Living Professionals!
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Quakertown, PA –The North American Deck and Railing Association will host key educational event highlighting core building code courses giving industry professionals the opportunity to earn their Master Deck Professional Certification (MDP). The two-day event is taking place on Feb. 26 and 27 in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Read full press release here.
What: 2014 NADRA educational event with vendor training, beer garden, networking & social events
Who can take the classes: Outdoor living professionals to include: business owners, contractors & their crew, inspectors, industry reps, remodelers & more
How to register to take a class: Online registration will be available at www.NADRA.org
Who teaches the classes: NADRA educators & NADRA vendor members
How to participate as a vendor: Click here to download the form
Where:x The Busbee Center, Gwinnett College – Lawrenceville, GA
When: Wednesday, February 26th & Thursday, February 27th, 2014 Contact: NADRA Headquarters - Direct: 215.679.4884 or Email: Info@NADRA.org
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    Decked out with Rev. Run
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    NADRA's very own Gustavo de la Cruz from Barrett Outdoors were contacted by the production company to take part in an outdoor project. They were looking for a company that had the experience to build an extraordinary project plus with the man power to get in and get it done. "Truth be told we were very delayed by the pool company first, and then the lack of proper permits. Lesson learned is not to let the film company and the architect handle the permitting. We had a blast with the cameras and film crews ... we even helped stage some of the shots," says de la Cruz.
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    How valuable is a trade association — FastenMaster
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    The Value of Trade Associations for Professional Contractors by Greg Hartmann, National Account Manager

    Why doesn't every deck builder belong to NADRA? What can we do to spread the word about the benefits of belonging to trade organizations? I see some NADRA chapters that have become relevant, educational, generous groups of builders. They are doing great things in their communities and sharing experiences, knowledge, and their time with each other. These are the groups that are making an impact in our industry. How can we get more chapters started and reinvigorate chapters that have not gotten off the ground?

    In this latest FastenMaster Blog post I look at some of the benefits of trade organizations. Who wants to help get more chapters going? As a sales person working for a manufacturer, I know that by joining an association of builders I have the opportunity to connect with the people that use the products I sell. For me the value I receive is far greater than the annual fee I pay. For builders the value can be even greater.

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    Deck designs — Adding flair to a square deck
    AutumnWood Construction
    Well it is mid-January 2014 and we have had a hard winter here in Michigan so far! But the deck building season is quickly approaching. We are going to look back at some of the deck designs we did in 2013. Starting with adding flair to a square deck. Hopefully we can inspire you on your new outdoor living projects for 2014! A basic square deck design has many benefits.
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    The North American Deck and Railing Association will host key educational event highlighting core building code courses giving industry professionals the opportunity to earn their Master Deck Professional Certification (MDP). The two-day event is taking place on Feb. 26 and 27 in Lawrenceville, Ga.

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