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April Speed Dating with NADRA Builders Event
NADRA
Atlanta Deck Builder members will have the opportunity to see and hear about new products and programs from NADRA manufacture and distributor members. This will enable our participating vendor members a one-on-one opportunity to present their 2013 new products and programs with the key deck builders in the Atlanta market. If you are a NADRA builder and would like to participate, please email Keith Compton, Atlanta chapter president. If you are a NADRA vendor member and would like to learn more, click here. The event will be held on Tuesday April 16, at the Ivey in Buckhead and we will get there at 5:30 p.m. with the actual sessions starting at 6:30. The fee for participation is $300 and you are guaranteed at least five sessions. Please book in advance because we have a fixed amount of sessions to offer and they will sell out fast. Even if you cannot participate we encourage all members to attend. We will be giving out information on upcoming events, sharing chapter information and there will be plenty of opportunity to network throughout the evening. Click here to learn more.
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NADRA MN chapter meeting: Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m.
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Attention NADRA MN members and prospects: We invite you to join us this Thursday, April 4, at 6 p.m. for a MN Chapter planning meeting. All are encouraged to participate. For more details and to RSVP, please click here. Click here to view the NADRA Minnesota Benefits flyer.
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NADRA MN May 9th Event: 3-7 p.m.
NADRA
The Minnesota Chapter of NADRA will be hosting an event on May 9th! This is a very unique opportunity! They will have guest speakers from ICC-ES, local and outstate code officials. They will be promoting Deck Safety Month through classroom lectures, lab tours, live testing demonstrations and tables by NADRA manufacturer technical staff. Register here if you are a NADRA member manufacturer and would like to have a display table at this event you can sponsor here. We look forward to seeing you on May 9th!
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How it's made: Composite decking
Fiberon
If you are considering adding a deck or outdoor space to your home, it is important to understand the options available. From traditional wood to composite decking, there are several products on the market today that can help you create the deck you've always wanted. Composite decking is one of the most popular alternative decking products available and is longer lasting than a traditional wood deck. For many customers, the biggest questions are, what materials are in a composite deck and how does it last so much longer?
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Spruce up your deck or patio for spring
The Buffalo News
It might not seem like springtime to some of you, but it is. Time for those spring cleaning projects. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, then cleaning up a deck or patio is a priority. Here are the steps you should take to get the job done so you'll be ready for that first family barbecue.
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Shine a little light on your deck
Universal Forest Products
Deckorators LED's The Way to Help You Shine a Little Light on Your Deck Spring is coming and the hibernation is ending! It's time to head outdoors to soak in the warmer temps and get reacquainted with outdoor living spaces — and neighbors. But you don't need the sun to enjoy that beautiful deck you've designed and built — all you need is LED lighting.
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5 tips to upgrade your outdoor living space for summer
BPT via Tri-County Times
From grilling and dining to simply relaxing, your home's deck is frequently the center of family life during warm weather months. That's why there's no better time to give your outdoor living space the upgrade it deserves. Whether you're building a dream deck from scratch — or sprucing up an existing space — here are five tips to start turning outdoor living aspirations into reality this weekend.
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5 outdoor living ideas for spring and summer
The Huffington Post
Despite what the weather may look like today, spring is coming. Outdoor furniture, decor and lighting has greatly improved in recent years. Forget those inexpensive lawn chairs of the past with scratchy nylon seat cushions — today's outdoor living is just as comfortable and livable as what's happening indoors.
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Fortress Railing Products establishes distribution partnership with Huttig Building Products in Northern California
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Fortress Railing Products announces its partnership with Huttig Building Products, one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors of specialty building products.

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Speed dating with NADRA builders
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Atlanta Deck Builder members will have the opportunity to see and hear about new products and programs from NADRA manufacture and distributor members.

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US wood furniture sales to rise, tight lumber supply
Woodworking Network
The next few quarters will bring better business and higher lumber prices, but cost containment will present challenges for the forest products industry.

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Californians lead the way in trend toward 'greener' backyards
BPT via Tri-County Times
From implementing stricter standards for vehicle emissions to creating a state-level agency to administer stewardship of the environment, Californians have always been at the forefront of the green movement. That commitment to the environment even extends to local backyards, where California homeowners are turning to eco-friendly materials, building practices and landscaping to create "greener" outdoor living spaces.
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Fortress Railing Products establishes distribution partnership with Huttig Building Products in Northern California
NADRA
Fortress Railing Products, a leading innovator and manufacturer of railing products, announces its partnership with Huttig Building Products, one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors of specialty building products. Striving to be the best distributor of every product it sells, in every market it serves, Huttig Building Products is confident in its services and continues to improve its offerings and distribution methods so its dealers have an efficient model to service their customers.
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Lumber sector enters 'super cycle' as US housing recovery gains steam
Financial Post
Lumber and forest product stocks have been on a huge tear over the past year as the U.S. housing market recovers, but there is still more room for prices to rise thanks to the emergence of a "super cycle" in the underlying commodity, say analysts.
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Perennial Wood named a Green Certified Product by Home Innovation Research Labs
NADRA
Further confirming its sustainability position, Perennial Wood recently was named a Green Certified Product by Home Innovation Research Labs, formerly the National Association of Home Builders Research Center. This distinction means that projects incorporating Perennial Wood can earn points towards certification under the National Green Building Standard.
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Marketing campaign promotes redwood decking
Humboldt Beacon
Retaining and creating new jobs in the Humboldt County forest products industry is the overall goal of a marketing strategy that will include television advertising slated to begin. The Forest Products Initiative is a three-year collaboration among Humboldt Redwood Company, California Redwood Company and the Humboldt County Economic Development Division. Key to the campaign is a $750,000 grant from the Headwaters Fund.
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WOLF announces 'Deck Out Your Deck' Facebook Sweepstakes
NADRA
WOLF announced it would give away a grill-and-furniture package worth more than $1,400 through a Facebook-only sweepstakes. Visitors to WOLF's Facebook page who are over the age of 21 may enter the contest by completing a simple form. WOLF is the largest supplier of kitchen cabinets in the U.S. and a leading provider of building products in the eastern United States.
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LEADERSHIP


Best practices for B2B marketing at conferences
Business 2 Community
Eric Wittlake writes: At a recent conference, I returned to my room to a bag full of tchotchkes from sponsors. Most went straight into the trash. Filling my hotel room with cheap junk is not a good way to make me think fondly of you or your product. When you are marketing a marketing service to marketers, the bar is even higher than it is for most B2B marketers.
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When work becomes too personal, it's a real problem
Inc.
Steve Tobak writes: I once knew an entrepreneur who was so brilliant and so charismatic that people were drawn to him like moths to a flame. The company he founded and ran developed groundbreaking technology and award winning, top selling products. When the company went public, it looked like smooth sailing ahead. But that's not what happened.
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Social media and your clients: They're looking back at you
The Sales Blog
You're using social media tools to look at your prospective clients. You're using things like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to get an understanding of who your prospective client really is, what they're thinking about, and how you might make a connection. And that's all well and good; you should be doing those things.
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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 — NADRA MN Event at Element Materials Technology, Register here or Sponsor here
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


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