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Exclusive offer to NADRA members: Custom deck safety awareness videos
NADRA
Order your custom Deck Safety Month® Video/ Photo Montage through NADRA. This is a customized deck safety video produced with your logo, images, contact information, tag line(s) to help promote DSM through YouTube, your website and various social media networks such as LinkedIn, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Videos start at just $99 and can be rushed. Call us direct: 215.317.2018 or email NADRA at: Info@NADRA.org. Get started now.
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The power of one challenge continues ...
NADRA
This week we would like to see how many NADRA members can forward this industry brief to your contacts! If you forward the brief, shoot us an email and let us know! We will thank you publicly in next weeks issue! This is a very small, but effective way to spread the word about NADRA, industry news and upcoming events. All you have to do is send this link to your contacts: http://multibriefs.com/briefs/nadra/.
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Big NADRA event in Minnesota tomorrow!
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
Links:
Check out the event flyer
Register Now
Sponsor this event — it's not too late!

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NADRA NJ chapter meeting May 21
NADRA
Please join us for our NADRA N.J. chapter meeting. Our sponsor for this meeting will be Aeritis Porch Flooring. We look forward to seeing everyone again! Please RSVP here.
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NADRA MEMBERS PROMOTE DECK SAFETY AWARENESS


Are you promoting deck safety? Send us your news — you will see it posted here next week!
NADRA
*Attention Members!* We have seen countless members advertising about deck safety. Great work! If you are promoting DSM and want to see your news highlighted in next weeks brief — send us a note about what you are doing to spread the word during the month of May to Info@NADRA.orgfree marketing! You must send this info to us if you want to be featured for free! NADRA tocks!
Sincerely, NADRA Headquarters

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Duradek blogs about deck safety!
NADRA
In addition to including Deck Safety Month® on their communication (signature lines), Duradek is actively posting blogs — here is the link to the first one: Deck Love ... Starting The Season Safe" — which they also distributed on Facebook and Twitter.
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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


Outdoor kitchens, living areas give homeowners a breath of fresh air
Tribune-Review
Coming up with the right recipe for an outdoor kitchen or living area can lead to a challenge in the ingredients. The decision to add an outdoor living area — and the direction of the design — often requires a great deal of flexibility in dealing with its shape, size and the equipment included, professionals say.
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LATEST NEWS


Collapse a reminder of dangers of aging decks
KDKA-TV
Inspectors say it was a classic combination of a party and an aging deck, when one collapsed on the back of a Pittsburgh home. "The inspector saw that it was probably the original deck built back in 1984 and it was showing typical signs of old age," said McCandless Land Use Administrator Bruce Betty.
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Trex retools film recycling program in Southern California
Plastics News via Waste & Recycling news
Wood-alternative decking company Trex Co. Inc. is revamping its thin-film collection and recycling program in Southern California, with hopes of eventually expanding the program to all 50 states. The in-store bag and film recycling program was originally started in 2008, with Trex partnering with dry cleaners, independent grocery stores, hospitals, a horse stable and Petco Park — home of the San Diego Padres.
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Lumber prices headed skyward
Bloomberg via Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
North American mills are sawing lumber at the fastest pace in six years after a recovering U.S. housing market, a beetle infestation in Canada and increasing Chinese demand drove the biggest price surge in two decades.
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Outdoor kitchens, living areas give homeowners a breath of fresh air
Tribune-Review
Coming up with the right recipe for an outdoor kitchen or living area can lead to a challenge in the ingredients.

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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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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.

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Wood flour composite lumber used on New Jersey boardwalk
Woodworking Network
The Spring Lake, N.J., ocean boardwalk, a two-mile stretch destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, has been rebuilt using a wood flour and plastic composite material called TimberTech in place of wood decking.
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Outdoor decorating with Annette Gutierrez of Potted
Los Angeles Times
With its view of the Hollywood sign and handsome brown facade, Annette Gutierrez's 1908 house would read like a classic L.A. Craftsman if it were not for the chartreuse window trim, the first hint of her modern sensibilities. Gutierrez jokingly calls herself an "exterior decorator" because she sees outdoor spaces just like interior spaces: Rooms to be decorated.
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A great deck makes the backyard more fun
NAPSI via Journal Tribune
If you're like an increasing number of Americans at springtime, you've begun thinking about better weather and outdoor entertaining. One of the most popular ways to enjoy the season is making sure you have a great outdoor space. For some 30 million American homes, this means a deck.
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LEADERSHIP


7 rules of brilliant marketing
Inc.
If you think marketing is all about B2B email, lead generation, social media and advertising campaigns, then I seriously doubt if you'll make it in the business world. Savvy executives and business leaders get marketing. They know it's the key to business success. Steve Jobs certainly did.
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Your optimism might be stifling your team
Harvard Business Review
Liz Wiseman writes: I admit that I'm prone to an optimistic outlook, a belief that most problems can be tackled with hard work and the right mindset. I've read the research that indicates that positive thinkers tend to do better in school, work and life. Perhaps I even assumed that optimism was infectious and that people wanted to work with a confident, hopeful leader. In the true spirit of optimism, how could this possibly go wrong?
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10 reasons why humor is a key to success at work
Forbes
Tasteful humor is a key to success at work, but there's a good chance your co-workers aren't cracking jokes or packaging information with wit on a regular basis — and your office could probably stand to have a little more fun.
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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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