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NADRA's Minnesota chapter picks up speed!
NADRA
If you are a current, former or prospective member of NADRA in the Minnesota area, we invite you to join us on Thursday, April 4, at 6 p.m. for a planning meeting. All are encouraged to participate. Please join us on April 4th. Details can be found here. RSVP for the April 4 meeting. Click here to view the MN Benefits flyer.
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Save the date! Future Minnesota event, May 9
NADRA
When: May 9 and 10 (Thursday and Friday)
Where: Element Materials Technology
662 Cromwell Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55114
Registration: Details to register coming in the weeks ahead
Sponsor: Sponsor form coming soon!
Who will be there? Local code officials, commercial general contractors, residential deck builders, distributors, building product manufacturers
What will be happening? This event is a NADRA education event. We will have guest speakers from ICC-ES, local and outstate code officials. We will be promoting Deck Safety Month through classroom lectures, lab tours, live testing demonstrations and tables by manufacturers technical staff. Display tables from NADRA members. NADRA will be holding classes 3 and 4 of the NADRA Master Deck Professional Certification Program with Glenn Mathewson. Classes 1 and 2 are now available online. Click here to view the MN Benefits flyer.

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NADRA-exclusive webinar with VisionScape this Thursday at 7:20 p.m. ET
NADRA
This is a quick four-minute video showing how the VisionScape program works. NADRA and VisionScape will be hosting an exclusive live webinar on Thursday, March 21, at 7:20 p.m. ET. This NADRA-exclusive VisionScape training webinar will cover the major features of VisionScape's 3-D deck, railing, fencing and outdoor living design tools.

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Lumber finally rises from the forest floor
MSN Money
Another sign that, knock on wood, the economy is recovering. Lumber prices hit an eight-year high, thanks in large part to the U.S. housing market thawing out after a long deep freeze and rising overseas demand. "The last few years have been a slow recovery from the recession for wood products," Phil Tedder, a forestry consultant at Resource Economics, told the Los Angeles Times.
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AERT announces 2012 year end results
GlobeNewswire via Yahoo
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. announced that net sales for the year ended Dec. 31, were $74.6 million, up from $59.3 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011. Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $11.5 million, up $2.7 million from $8.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.
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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: Ernie Couillard at 303.681.3104
or visit our website at www.regalideas.com
 


4 lucky homeowners to win $5,000 worth of decking materials in new 'Ask for Fiberon' promotion
MFR Tech
Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, announced a new promotion — "Ask for Fiberon." Over the next four months starting in April, the company will give away four monthly prizes — Fiberon decking products with a retail value of $5,000.
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NADRA-exclusive VisionScape Training Webinar
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Wilmington company to be featured by state of Ohio
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A Wilmington, Ohio, company will be among the seven businesses to be featured by state of Ohio in March.

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LEADERSHIP


3 ingredients for building effective teams
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Building effective teams is a common challenge for most businesses. How do you assemble the right mix of people and expertise to deliver the most efficient and effective outcome? Sometimes, the things business owners believe matter most aren't really priorities in building great teams, says Richard E. Spoon, founder of Lafayette, La.-based business consulting firm ArchPoint Consulting.
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Looking to share your expertise?
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of NADRA Industry Update, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of NADRA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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CALENDAR


Important dates to remember
NADRA
  • April 4 — NADRA MN Chapter Meeting, click here for more details
  • April 16 — NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting — Ivy Buckhead
  • April 21-30 — 2013 Group B Committee Action Hearings — Sheraton Dallas Downtown Hotel
  • May 9 and 10 — NADRA MN Education Event at Element Materials Technology: 662 Cromwell Ave. St. Paul, MN 55114. More details TBA
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


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