New for 2011 through the Fiberpro Deck Dollars Program
Fiberon will pay half your annual NADRA Membership Dues!
Fiberon is proud to be a charter member of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), whose mission is to provide a unified source for professional development and a voice for code development for the decking and railing industry in North America. Fiberon is dedicated to Fiberon deck builders and the support of our industry association. Through the Fiberpro Deck Dollars program, Fiberon will pay half Fiberpros' annual membership dues after an initial Fiberon product purchase. Here's how:
NADRA Georgia Chapter meeting Feb. 15
A note from the President of the Atlanta, Georgia Chapter of NADRA:
Hello Atlanta Chapter Members:
It's time to get ready for our Feb. 15 meeting. It will be held at the Prado Taco Mac on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Our speaker will be Mr. Tom Howard of the Norton Group who will discuss the 2011 economic forecast.
Please remember that our meetings for this year will on the third Tuesday of the month in February, April, June, August, October and December.
Greater Atlanta NADRA Chapter President
US demand for decking to rise 2.7 percent per year through 2014
EcoHome Magazine Share
Demand across America for decking will revive from the 0.6 percent annual drop in 2004 to 2009 to increase 2.7 percent per year and reach 3.5 billion lineal feet — worth $6.2 billion — in 2014, the Freedonia Group forecast last week. More
General Woodcraft shows significant growth
in high density hardwood decking products
Despite the weak U.S. economy General Woodcraft has been experiencing significant growth in their entire line of Mataverde® Premium Decking species. The high density hardwood decking products including Ipe, Cumaru and Garapa are gaining a lot of interest with homeowners, builders and architects who are seeking an all natural product that is very durable and looks great for a long time. More
Plastic and composite decking set for growth
Plastics News Share
Demand for plastic and wood-plastic composite decking actually shrank between 2004 and 2009, but is now poised for double-digit annual growth, according to a new market study. More
How to make your deck an outdoor living room
Michael Beaudry, executive vice president of NADRA, says consumers are definitely hungry for deck design ideas and information on new products. NADRA offers resources to help consumers with deck and rail design and deck safety. The organization's website also provides access to more than 1,750 different building products companies. More
January sees the construction industry bounce back
Project Datafile Share
The latest figures from Markit/CIPS are welcomed with a collective sigh of relief from the construction industry after the unforeseen 0.5 percent contraction in the wider economy between October and December. Latest figures from the purchasing professionals show that the construction index jumped to 53.7 in January from December's reading of 49.1. More
Weather a factor in slow US job growth
The New York Times Share
The United States labor market slowed to a crawl in January, adding just 36,000 jobs last month, far below consensus market forecasts. The disappointing jobs number, restrained by snowstorms and government layoffs, was far below what economists generally say is needed to merely keep pace with normal population growth. More
Check out NADRA now on Facebook!
Be among the first to learn NADRA news and updates by joining us on Facebook. Network with other NADRA members. Check out their deck photos or product promotions from manufacturer members. Join your local chapter's Facebook page and see pictures from local events or accept invitations to local meetings. More
Join NADRA today!
NADRA is made up of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers and service providers to the deck and railing industry. By working together we can be one voice for the industry and deliver a clear message to the consumer and the code development bodies. NADRA serves as a trade association with emphasis on safe building practices and deck safety. More
Don't forget to check out the NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide!