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May is Deck Safety Month®: Tips to help promote deck safety awareness
NADRA
NADRA created an easy-to-follow guide with tips to promote Deck Safety Awareness during the month of May. Check it out here. Be sure to send us your Deck Safety Campaign Initiatives by filling out this form and we will highlight your company in the weekly industry update!
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Recap of 2013 Group B Committee Action Hearing in Dallas
NADRA
Last week the IRC code hearings were held in Dallas. NADRA's technical advisor, Glenn Mathewson represented the association on numerous proposals. This work is just beginning and your support is needed on key issues that will effect your businesses and will effect this industry. Your support is encouraged so these efforts can continue on behalf of the membership and industry the association serves. NADRA Headquarters and the entire board would like to personally thank Glenn Mathewson for his time and efforts at these hearings. Take Action: Now that the ICC Committee Action Hearings are over, be sure to follow the link about the public comment hearings. Follow this link to see recap. Read more to see recap. The first recap of an approved proposal is a good example of WHY we need your support so we can continue to be heard at these hearings!
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NADRA MN — The Engaged Experts Deck, Rail & Fastener Event — May 9
NADRA
Meet the experts on May 9, 3-7:30 p.m. Engage and share:
  • Local building code officials
  • NADRA builders and manufacturers
  • ICC-ES, CCRR accredited NADRA manufacturers
  • Element materials testing engineers
  • ICC-ES senior staff engineer
  • Live testing demos
  • May is Deck Safety Month® — Take action now!
Where: Element Materials Technology
662 Cromwell Ave., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact: NADRA HQ – 215.679.4884/info@NADRA.org
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NADRA MEMBERS PROMOTE DECK SAFETY AWARENESS


WOLF observes Deck Safety Month®
NADRA
WOLF has decided to make NADRA's observation of Deck Safety Month® part of their focus during their May social media campaigns! Thank you WOLF for spreading the word!
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


Prepare a deck or patio for entertaining
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Few things are better than having a functional and beautiful outdoor space to entertain guests. Having a great outdoor space enables a person to host parties or intimate gatherings all year long. Establishing an entertaining space and maintaining that space are essential when planning another year of fun in the sun.
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Deckorators launches 2013 'Best Deck' Contest
NADRA Blog
Deck lovers, here's a grand opportunity from Deckorators, the leader in deck railing and accessories: Show off your deck in the annual Deckorators 2013 "Best Deck" Contest for a chance to win up to $1,000. New this year, Deckorators will also award the grand prize winner a one-year membership to the North American Decking & Railing Association. Winners will be selected in October, and contest submissions will be shared through the contest entry page here.
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Spring season raises growing concerns for deck collapses
Marketwired
Spring is synonymous with deck season and barbecuing, but is also the time of year when the majority of deck collapses occur. There is also a heightened risk of deck failures in areas that get a considerable amount of winter moisture, and freeze and thaw weather. An improperly built or deteriorating deck can cause unnecessary and often serious injuries, even death.
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DeckBuster — Extreme decking tests
NADRA Blog
In the spirit of shows like MythBusters and Top Gear, DeckBusters uses education, humor and extreme testing to reveal just how durable today's decking materials really are.
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The secrets of 7 successful brands
Entrepreneur
Whether they've been around for decades or were launched in the last two years, some companies just have a bit of magic when it comes to grabbing attention and establishing themselves as fan favorites.

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How to promote Deck Safety Month®
NADRA
In 2006 NADRA, The North American Deck and Railing Association declared May as Deck Safety Month®.

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Are lumber prices too high?
Woodworking Network
Looking just at these trends, you might think that lumber prices are approaching historical highs and are due to come down sometime soon.

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Perennial Wood named a Green Certified Product by Home Innovation Research Labs
NADRA Blog
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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AZEK Building Products has Earth Day choices for greener outdoor living
PR Newswire via Environmental Expert
Each year around April 22, more than one billion people in approximately 192 countries participate in Earth Day-related activities to voice their concerns about the planet and how to protect it. With this year's theme focused on the worldwide issue of climate change, AZEK Building Products encourages homeowners to make choices every day that can lessen their impact on the environment.
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New Fiberon HomeSelect Composite Railing line now available at Lowe's
Rock Hill Herald
Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, announces availability of its exclusive Fiberon HomeSelect railing brand at home improvement retailer, Lowe's. The Fiberon HomeSelect railing lines are available to do-it-yourself customers and contractors in more than 1,500 Lowe's stores nationwide.
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AERT's MoistureShield composite decking helps children's charity raise $40,000
PRWeb
What have you done with your decking lately? MoistureShield is going beyond the backyard deck to help children in the Northwest Arkansas Community through CASA. CASA of Northwest Arkansas hosted their 10th Annual Playhouse Palooza Construction Bash on Saturday, April 13, where they auctioned more than 100 items, including four extravagant playhouses. The event raised nearly $40,000 for CASA's programs for abused and neglected children.
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The secrets of 7 successful brands
Entrepreneur
Whether they've been around for decades or were launched in the last two years, some companies just have a bit of magic when it comes to grabbing attention and establishing themselves as fan favorites. Of course, that "magic" doesn't just happen by itself. From Warby Parker's sensible pricing and do-gooder ways to lululemon's sense of community and Hipmunk's aww, so cute mascot, these brands have figured out how to work their way into customers' hearts, minds and wallets.
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CALENDAR


Important dates to remember
NADRA
  • May 1-31 — Deck Safety Month®
  • May 9 — NADRA MN Event at Element Materials Technology, Register here or Sponsor here
  • May 21 — NADRA NJ Chapter Meeting at The Chimney Rock, RSVP now
  • June 18 — NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting at the Ivy in Buckhead
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


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