Important NADRA Education Update
NADRA's NJ Education Tour moves to Pennsylvania on April 27 and 28 in Milford, Pa. The location is very convenient for many of our east coast members. Important Note: Space is limited! Do not wait to register! First come, first serve.
New Members, Tague Lumber, Invite NADRA to 'Deck Night'
NADRA was honored to be a guest speaker at Tague Lumber's beautiful facilities in Media, Pa., last week. The house was packed with 200+ contractors who were very interested in learning more about 2012 code and becoming involved with NADRA.
Michael Beaudry, NADRA Executive President, presented information on the IRC code as it relates to decks, highlighting 5 to 6 differences from 2009 vs. 2012.
Beaudry provided "Deck Night" attendees with NADRA's Deck Evaluation checklist and NADRA's Consumer Safety checklist. A special thank you to Tague Lumber and Kate Connor for inviting NADRA to this great evening!
NADRA Minnesota Chapter Update
NADRA Minnesota President Pat Noonan talked about the education tour stopping in Minnesota on April 19 and 20. If you are a Minnesota Chapter member, registration is open and limited to the first 50! So do not wait to register!
Mike Kunard with AZEK gave a great presentation on the new AZEK planters and bench. He talked about the new Modeno color, new rail lighting and the Vast Pavers.
Thanks again to AZEK for making the meeting possible! See you all on April 19 and 20 for the education event!
NADRA NJ Announces April 10th Meeting!
When: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: The ChimneyRock Inn in Bridgewater, NJ, 800 North Brook, NJ 08808 (use Bound Brook for driving directions)
Cost: $20 NADRA Member / $25 Non-Member
RSVP: Judy Verblaauw, email@example.com
Guest Speaker: Rich Perlmann, experienced building inspector and respected industry instructor, will be our guest speaker. Rich's presentation includes "How to File for a Permit so You get Approved the First Time" and "What Not to Do on a Jobsite to Pass Inspection."
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