May is Deck Safety Month®
2012 deck safety forms for your use:
Deck Evaluation Form
NADRA's Deck Safety Video Campaign Goes Viral!
Last week, NADRA launched a national video campaign to promote deck safety awareness. Thank you to the members and to the industry at large for sharing the news and promoting deck safety awareness. So many national publications and industry leaders shared NADRA's video and press release! The video went viral, hitting news feeds on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogs and even Pinterest! Thank you, Mendocino Redwood, LBM Journal, CertainTeed, Alco Ventures, Wolf, Fiberon, Screw Products, Decks By Joe, Boston Cedar and This Old House — just to name a few! Please help us continue to spread the word not only in the last week of May, but throughout the year through proper building practices and choosing the right materials! More
NADRA Atlanta Education Tour — Success in Georgia last week!
Thank you to all of our members who attended the GA education last week. And thank you to our sponsors for making it happen. I think we can all say it was a success! See what NADRA members Nyloboard had to say about the class:
I attended the sessions in Atlanta on May 17th and 18th. The classes were well organized and Glenn took a topic as potentially dry as code compliance and made it interesting. As a manufacturer, I feel it gives us a much better understanding of all the things our customers face each day pursuing their livelihood using our products. As an amateur deck builder it gave me a lot of new things to consider as I plan the remodeling of my parents' 25 year old deck. It definitely enhanced my understanding of the industry.
Next New Jersey meeting
New Jersey Chapter is holding their next meeting on June 12. 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 More
NADRA Members: Techno Metal Post of New Jersey land front page cover of PDB Magazine
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If you haven't heard of Techno Metal Post, now is a good time to read about what they are and how they can make a difference in your business. Read the full article by Greg DiBernardo: Helical piles offer a number of advantages over traditional footings. Two big ones are that they eliminate the tasks of digging footing holes and dealing with concrete. But I've found several other reasons to use them. For instance, footing inspections aren't required. The installer records the pressure readings, pile depth and load-test results for each pile in a field report. The company I work with can then have the field report stamped by an engineer and sent directly to the building department, if required. Some departments don't require a stamp. Your local installer will know the acceptable way to proceed. The cost of this engineering is built into the cost of every helical pile we install; a different manufacturer may charge separately for an engineering report. In frozen or wet ground, traditional footings can be difficult or impossible. More
Grab a video camera and enter CertainTeed's $75,000 exterior home makeover contest
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This Memorial Day weekend, CertainTeed Corporation — North America's leading brand of building products — is encouraging homeowners to grab their video camera and document their wish list for a dream outdoor oasis. Through the CertainTeed Exterior Living Spaces Home Makeover Video Facebook Contest, one lucky winner will receive $75,000 worth of exterior building products, including installation. CertainTeed will also include landscaping and deck furniture. More
Material ConneXion recognizes Perennial Wood at ICFF
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Perennial Wood won Honorable Mention for the Medium Award for Material of the Year from Material ConneXion. The award recognizes materials that demonstrate outstanding technological innovation and the potential to make a significant contribution to the advancement of design, industry, society and the economy. More
6 habits of truly memorable people
In order to succeed, almost everyone — whether business owner or employee — must be memorable. While you don't have to be "The Most Interesting Man in the World," being known is one of the main goals of marketing, advertising and personal branding. Out of sight is out of mind, and out of mind is out of business. More
Social media investment bubble has popped
That fizzing sound you just heard coming from Wall Street in the wake of the Facebook Inc. initial public offering was the sound of a bubble deflating. You may have missed it due to the angry shouts of those who have lost big money on the most hyped stock offering in history, even as Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and other insiders are laughing all the way to the bank. More