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New Legacy Collection from TimberTech

Learn more about the Legacy Collection, with its earthy hardwood looks and rich undulating grains.




 




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Pulling together for Rosario
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Rosario Ungaro is a NADRA deck builder, artisan in the Greater Toronto area. Both Ross and his son Anthony were in a horrific car accident Dec. 4, 2013. Being a mom and pop operation, all on-going work and leads came to a halt. We all know too well what it's like running a small operation. Read the full story here. Make a donation here.
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Updated 10-Point Deck Safety Checklist
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Fresh off the press! Download the FREE 10-Point Deck Safety Checklist Updated for 2014!
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NADRA Carolina's Meeting April 20
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NADRA Carolina's Chapter Formation Meeting April 22, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Join us April 22 at 6 p.m. at Jock and Jills in Charlotte, N.C., for a cocktail hour and chapter formation meeting for a NADRA Carolina's Chapter. This is a FREE event. Register here. Download and print the event flyer.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  The Next Generation of Hidden Deck Fasteners Has Arrived

What makes Mantis Clips™ so different!
• Performance: Best hold down performance in the market!
• Durability: 30-year warranty against loose deck boards.
• Ease: The easiest clip to install.
• Versatility: Fits most grooved edge decking.
• Cost: Up to 20% less than the competition.
 


NADRA NJ Call for Nominations
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Attention NADRA New Jersey Members! If you are a current NADRA member in good standing — you are eligible to nominate a fellow member or be selected as a nominee. Click here to download the Form. Nominations must be postmarked or faxed by the deadline of Sunday, April 20.
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NADRA GA Chapter Meeting
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The next NADRA Atlanta meeting is at The Ivy Buckhead on Tuesday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. Member price is $10 per person and nonmembers are $15. Our sponsor is Trex — thank you Larry! Our speaker is Mark Rice from the Building Official Association of Georgia. We're going to talk about the new codes so this is a meeting you don't want to miss! Register here.
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NADRA Member Events
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What: Beautiful and eco-friendly, NyloDeck will be featured on DYI Network's Yardcore
When: next Tuesday, April 15
Where: DYI channel, check your local listings for air time
Link: www.dyinetwork.com

Not listed? Send us your events schedule and we will add it to the industry calendar of events!

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FiberPRO Focus: Carmine Capriglione of Just Decks in Roxbury, NJ
Fiberon
Today we are sitting down with one of those talented builders — Carmine Capriglione, owner of Just Decks in Roxbury, N.J. Just Decks has been in business since 1987 and specializes in providing their clients with superior decks that result in absolute customer satisfaction and enjoyment. With the introductions out of the way, let's get down to decks!
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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: David Ondich at 973-713-2770
or visit our website at www.regalideas.com
 


Why a wood deck is 1 of the best investments
BPT via The Daily Record
As the seasons turn, more homeowners look for projects that not only make their homes more livable, but also offer great return on investment. With demand high across the country for outdoor spaces that bring the comforts of the indoors outside, there's no surprise that decks are one of the top remodeling projects for 2014.
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Cedar Siding Inc. to Distribute DuraLife Decking & Railing in Upper Midwest
NADRA Blog
Integrity Composites, the manufacturer of DuraLife Decking and Railing, announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Cedar Siding Inc. to distribute their products in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. "We are pleased to announce our distribution partnership with Cedar Siding." noted Jim Poulin, the National Sales Manager for DuraLife Decking & Railing.
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  Your One Stop Railing Manufacture
BW Creative Railing Systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of railing systems, components and accessories. We manufacture railings for the interior stairways market and the exterior deck, porch and balcony market. Since 1974 BWC has built a solid reputation through core values of trust, integrity, respect and fairness.
 


Trex expanding with new material, new regions
Plastic News
On a trek to increase its global market share, Trex Co. Inc. has opened sales and distribution centers for its decks and rails made of recycled wood and polyethylene in five more countries in the last year. With the addition of Brazil, Colombia, Turkey, the Cayman Islands and South Africa, the Winchester, Va.-based outdoor products manufacturer has a presence in 35 countries — and some iconic destinations from Mount Rushmore in South Dakota to the Dubai JW Marriott Marquis, a world record-tall hotel at 1,164 feet in the United Arab Emirates.
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7 simple ways to use your voice for better presentations
By Joe Cavalcante
Keeping audiences engaged is the key to an effective presentation. One of the easiest and most powerful things you can do is capture them with your voice, and that just requires speaking conversationally. The guiding principles in these techniques are variety and ease of listening. People are lulled by a monotonous voice because it's predictable. Vocal variety keeps people interested and engaged. It also makes it easier and more pleasant to listen to you and your ideas. Here are seven ways to keep your voice novel and hold an audience's attention.
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6 ways to save money on small business marketing
Business 2 Community
Running a small business in today's economic climate is especially difficult. Customers are scarce, competition is stout, and if you're not on the cutting edge, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. However, one thing's for sure: You don't have any chance to be successful without an effective marketing strategy. But this doesn't mean you need to outspend the competition. Actually, there are many ways to save money on the marketing of your small business.
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The most cost-effective home renovations for 2014 may surprise you
The Motley Fool
If you're a homeowner considering doing some remodeling, you'll want to know whether your planned improvements will add value to your home.

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Outdoor ideas spring to life with TimberTech
PRNewswire via SYS-CON Media
Say goodbye to the polar vortex and hello to spring with thoughts of outdoor barbecues and the anticipation of long summer evenings.

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Email marketing in the age of Gmail: How to make it work
BusinessNewsDaily
Gmail has come a long way since its invite-only beta days. The email giant recently celebrated its 10th birthday — a reminder of how much the service has evolved over the years. From changing the way emails are viewed to the way they are delivered, features like strong spam filtering, highly visible unsubscribe links, Google Apps integration and automatic image loading have made Gmail one of the safest and most powerful email service providers available.
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How to prevent leadership from turning toxic
Federal Times
In scanning the headlines, it doesn't take long before one comes across the latest fall from grace of a leading corporate executive, a flameout by a government leader or politician or the military response to another case of so-called "toxic leadership" — leadership failures that can scar employees, discourage performance and undermine confidence in our public and private institutions.
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