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June 12 webinar: 2012 IRC and DCA-6 Provisions for Residential Wood Decks
NADRA
Thursday, June 12 at 1 p.m. CDT (2 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. MDT, 11 a.m. PDT)
Presented in partnership by the International Code Council, the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) and the American Wood Council Deck season has started! Make sure you're up to date on the 2009 and 2012 International Residential Code® (IRC) provisions for deck ledger materials and connections! This 2-hour webinar will also address the significant changes to the American Wood Council's DCA 6 Prescriptive Residential Deck Construction Guide, which was recently updated to include guidance on provisions in the 2012 IRC® .
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Railing Trends Survey
NADRA
Your input is needed! You could win $25 - $200 by taking the Railing Trends Survey! Plus, we will share a summary of the results as well as high level demand data and trends on the railing business to all survey participants that are interested. Please participate and share!
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Reminder to register for NADRA's Atlanta Tabletop Event
NADRA
Our next NADRA meeting is coming up on Tuesday, June 17. It's our bi-annual Tabletop/Fundraiser for the chapter. This is a great time to see all the new products and we still have a few slots open if you want to be a sponsor. Here is the form to sponsor (please fill out page 4) — it costs $250 per table, you must be a NADRA member, and it includes registration for one person. It's $20 to attend (cash/check please) for members and non-members which includes a snack dinner and entries for the door prizes for the contractors. Feel free to invite your business contacts. Register here by Monday, June 16.
Ginny Tibbetts

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Why a wood deck is one of the best investments a homeowner can make
BPT via Idaho State Journal
As the seasons turn, more homeowners look for projects that not only make their homes more livable, but also offer great return on investment. With demand high across the country for outdoor spaces that bring the comforts of the indoors outside, there's no surprise that decks are one of the top remodeling projects for 2014.
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Study: Demand for wood-plastic composites to hit $6.5B in 2018
Woodworking Network
U.S. demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber is expected to rise 9.8 percent annually to $5.5 billion in 2018, creating a market for 2.6 billion pounds of plastic, according to a new study. According to the report, a rebound in housing construction combined with gains in residential improvement and repair, will generate a growth in demand for the products.
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US wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber market demand jump to 10 percent annually
WhaTech
U.S. demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber is expected to increase more than 10 percent annually to $8.4 billion in 2018, creating a market for nearly 4 billion pounds of plastic. A rebound in new housing completions from the low 2013 level and gains in residential improvement and repair expenditures will generate increases in demand.
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13 injured after South Carolina deck collapses during photo
Gawker
A deck at an oceanfront inn on Pawleys Island, near tourist hotspot Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, collapsed while over 25 people attempted a selfie in front of a rainbow over the ocean. Over a dozen people have been injured.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


Simple updates create the perfect outdoor living space in your backyard
BPT via Chicago Tribune
In the summer your backyard can quickly become the most important "room" of your home. However, you aren't alone if your backyard looks outdated and lackluster. Weather conditions can be tough on outdoor areas, but with a few simple updates, you can create the perfect outdoor living space.
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Outdoor living space: The heart of the home?
Reality Biz News
Saber Grills surveyed 1,500 home owners from across the U.S., and 83 percent said that outdoor living space is their favorite part of their home. As your clients are prepping their homes for the summer selling season, they may want to keep outdoor space in mind.
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Get decked out: Prepare your outdoor living space for a party
BPT via Chicago Tribune
Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue or entertaining a late-night dinner party on the deck, summer is the perfect time to throw a get-together in your outdoor living space. The outdoor living experts at Trex offer these tips for creating a party-perfect deck, porch or patio.
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June 12 webinar: 2012 IRC and DCA-6 Provisions for Residential Wood Decks
NADRA
Thursday, June 12 at 1 p.m. CDT (2 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. MDT, 11 a.m. PDT

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Trex CEO on lessons from a turnaround
CBS MoneyWatch
In 2008, Ron Kaplan became CEO of Trex, a major manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing. Kaplan had his work cut out for him.

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NADRA Atlanta Tabletop Chapter Event, June 17: Register now
NADRA
When: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Dave and Busters
2215 D&B Drive
Marietta, GA 30067
Cost: $20 per person at the door. Please bring cash or check


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LEADERSHIP


Constant Contact CEO explains why small businesses have an advantage over big companies
Business Insider
Every day we're inundated with millions of dollars' worth of advertisements from major corporations. The best ones build brand awareness and help drive sales, but they're lacking a powerful personal touch that turns customers into advocates, says Gail Goodman, CEO of the marketing firm Constant Contact.
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Do you know the true value of social media marketing?
Small Business Trends
We've all heard about the importance of social media marketing. But if you think good social media eliminates the need for a great product, great customer service or other traditional marketing, think again. Gary Vaynerchuk is arguably one of the most visible proponents of social media marketing.
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The 6 most common online marketing mistakes small business owners make
The Huffington Post
Many current business owners do not actually suffer from information overload. If that was the case, university students would walk into the library and leave shaking from horror and bewilderment. The key to business success is having the ability to make decisions that directly lead to immediate action.
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CALENDAR


Important dates to remember
NADRA
  • June 17 — NADRA Atlanta Chapter Table Top Event at Dave and Buster's
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