May is Deck Safety Month®
2012 deck safety forms for your use:
Deck Evaluation Form
See what NADRA members are doing to spread the word on Deck Safety Awareness
NADRA Atlanta Education — May 17 and 18! Register Now!
If you are a decking professional in the Atlanta area ... now is the time to register for the 2-day deck training! Please take a few short minutes to register for the classes. Also, please help us spread the word to your dealers, distributors, lumberyards, manufacturing reps, etc. — who can help us get the word out to more builders! It's the power of one! Thank you and we are really looking forward to seeing all of you in the Atlanta area on May 17 and 18! Call us direct with any questions: 215-679-4884. All you need to do is click here for more information about the 2-day training. You can use the same link to register!
Click here to print and distribute this flyer for NADRA Education in Atlanta. More
Next New Jersey Meeting
New Jersey Chapter is holding their next meeting in June. All CBOD nominations due by May 10. Thank you NADRA Members, WP Fail safe for sponsoring the June Meeting!
Chimney Rock Inn, Bridgewater, N.J.
800 North Thompson Ave.
Bound Brook, NJ 08805 (use Bound Brook for driving directions)
Cost At Door: $20 NADRA Members, $25 nonmembers
RSVP: Lainie Sleppin: firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-943-3496
Thanks To The Membership
By: Glenn Mathewson Share
The NADRA Education Event in Pennsylvania earlier this month was a joy to lead. Teaching codes and deck construction is always a good time for me, regardless of my audience. However, hanging out with our members this month is even better. I want to personally thank all the builder members that attended. I thoroughly enjoyed your taking part in the education and making it your own. The questions, comments and ideas, the networking and camaraderie at lunch and after class, and the humor and lightheartedness of the two days with my association were great. I was excited to meet new members, as well as visit with those I have met before. Without builder members like you, there would be no NADRA. However without manufacturer members, there would be no NADRA Education. Putting together a live education event is no easy undertaking, so I've also got to thank Legacy Services for their dedication to managing NADRA and coordinating the event. More
Deck collapses at Maine apartment, injuring 4
The Associated Press via NECN-TV Share
Police in Paris, Maine, say a deck has collapsed at a Maine apartment, briefly trapping two people and sending four to a hospital. Police say a pressure treated wood deck holding six to eight people collapsed. Paris is about 40 miles northwest of Portland.
Remember, NADRA declared May as Deck Safety Month® to promote deck safety awareness. NADRA urges decking professionals in all segments of the industry to share the consumer checklist and to perform deck evaluations. You are invited to print these forms for distribution: NADRA Deck Evaluation Form and The Consumer Checklist. More
Hidden fasteners: Finishing touch for deck
Chicago Tribune Share
Once you pay for premium decking like a select grade of redwood or cedar, consider the ultimate finishing touch: Hidden fasteners. They're more expensive and take longer to install. But the result is a showcase — the great looking wood sanded and sealed without a nail or a screw or the slightest blemish on the surface. More
7 do's and don'ts for marketing with Pinterest
Brands are piling into Pinterest, the wildly popular visual bookmarking tool. And plenty are making mistakes along the way as they try to figure out how to use the site for their marketing. Pinterest, which launched in 2010, has grown to more than 10 million users. More
Are you a leader? Fire yourself!
Eric V. Holtzclaw: After reading an eye-opening book — "E-Myth Revisited" by Michael E. Gerber — in spring 2008, I fired myself. The decision has allowed my company to flourish and grow. Here's what I mean. The main message of E-Myth is that you should turn your company into a franchise — not literally, but in the sense that you make sure each and every job function is documented well enough that you can turn it over to someone else if you need to. More