Hot items in the decking industry
NADRA Blog: John Paulin, Tailor Decks, Ga. Share
As times change so does the decking industry. When I first started building decks in the mid 1980s most people were building square decks, so if you built decks with angles on the outside corners you were really doing something special. In the late 1980s/early 1990s the hot items were arbors, planters and benches. What I was amazed at when I went back a couple years later to service projects was a lot of empty planter boxes and the homeowner telling me they hardly ever used their benches. More
Attention California decking professionals!
If you are in San Diego or surrounding area, NADRA is now forming a local chapter! If you would like to get involved at the grass roots level, please email NADRA's chapter coordinator: Heather@NADRA.org. Interested in starting a chapter? Contact Heather to learn more!
NADRA Atlanta Chapter: June 19 — Open House/Tabletop Event
Where: Dave & Buster's 2215 D&B Drive Marietta, Ga. 30067
Purpose: A fun venue, no speaker — but plenty of opportunity to learn from sponsors as they showcase new products and their companies, chapter opportunity for fundraising. We will spend a few minutes at the beginning to review the minutes, chapter business and talk about the many companies in attendance. After that we will allow plenty of time for everyone to make their way around the room.
Sponsors to Date: AZEK, EZ Stairs, Fortress Railing, Nyloboard, TimberTech
RSVP: Email Keith or Ginny!
Attention industry vendors! If you are interested in securing a table top, all you need to do is fill out the last page of NADRA's Media Kit Section 6. Click here. Each sponsor is bringing a door prize that we will raffle off as the evening progresses. Thanks and we look forward to seeing everybody on Tuesday, June 19. Click here for the flyer.
New Jersey Chapter Meeting — June 12!
When: Tuesday, June 12, 6 p.m.
Location: Chimney Rock Inn, Bridgewater, N.J.
800 North Thompson Ave.
Bound Brook, NJ 08805 (use Bound Brook for driving directions)
Cost at Door: $20 member, $25 non-member
Important Note: This important meeting includes local New Jersey Board Member Elections! We will have the NADRA vehicle decals available for purchase at the price of $5 each. They will be sold at the door as you sign in.
Speaker: Kim Griffin — "From Strategy to Tactics ... Effective Internal Communications"
Whether your team has five people or 5,000 ... clear, concise, timely and comprehensive communications are absolutely essential for the success of your business. Griffin Consulting Partners will share internal communications best practices including content, delivery method, timing and more! Walk away with a reference guide to help you ensure you're well positioned to effectively communicate with your team.
Sponsor: WP FailSafe
RSVP: Click here
Starborn Industries, an international supplier of fasteners, is looking for a Product Manager
Starborn Industries Share
Starborn Industries, an international supplier of construction fasteners, is looking for a product manager with excellent technical and communications skills to design, test and bring new fastener products to market. Starborn's primary business involves the development and marketing of new fastener solutions for the decking industry. Specific responsibilities include: developing design parameters for new fasteners and fastening system prototypes, supervising internal and independent laboratory product testing, managing Quality Control, designing packaging and Point of Purchase displays, creating print, Web and social media products to inform customers about new products, representing Starborn at trade exhibitions.
Are you hiring? Send us the details, and NADRA will post your position in the industry brief and on our blog! More
New Perennial Wood porch flooring brings real wood — with fewer drawbacks — back to outdoor porches
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As summer approaches, homeowners' attention turns to the outdoors: grilling, cleaning yards, planting gardens, stargazing. Many homeowners enjoy relaxing in spaces that allow them to fully appreciate nature. The porch — whether a three-season porch or the great-American front porch — is one of those spaces and one that is enjoying a resurgence of popularity. More
Design & décor tips: How to accessorize your deck
Whether you've just built a new deck or you're working with an existing one, making your outdoor living space more beautiful and comfortable just takes a little thought — and a few finishing touches. Just like the inside of your home, you need to furnish and accessorize your deck to really make it come to life. Then it will truly become an extension of your indoor living areas for you and your family and friends to enjoy. More
2 hospitalized after Belgrade balcony collapse
"All I heard was screaming," said one eyewitness when a balcony collapsed in Belgrade, Mont., and sent two people to the hospital and emptied four apartments. A group of five or six people were standing on a second-story balcony at an apartment building on the 1100 block of West Park in Belgrade when the structure gave way. More
Outdoor kitchens: High style and state-of-the-art features
View 10 outdoor kitchen installations that raise the bar for style, size and features. More
Southern pine industry eyes recovery signals
During this first half of 2012, some faint glimmers of hope have appeared for the recovery of home construction markets, perhaps in the not-too-distant future. Building permits are up one month, down a bit the next. Indexes measuring builder confidence have reached a plateau, while production volume of southern pine lumber runs ahead of last year's pace — a good sign. More
WOLF expands distribution into Ohio and Tennessee
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WOLF expanded its service area for kitchen and bath products to include Ohio and parts of Tennessee, increasing the number of states served by the York-based building supply distributor to 19. The company is the largest supplier of kitchen cabinets in the United States and the leading provider of composite and PVC decking, railing, trimboards and other building materials. More