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    WPC 2011 — Decking & Outdoor Living Products
    Principia Conferences    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Principia Partners announces its eighth annual executive conference WPC 2011 – Decking and Outdoor Living Products at the Charlotte Marriott City Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 3-4. Hanley Wood is the exclusive media partner, with specific publications Professional Deck Builder and ProSales featured at this event. This Principia conference has become the premier industry event for WPCs and other decking and railing materials. More



    NADRA New England Chapter meeting
    NADRA Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Last week's meeting was truly an exciting occasion for the New England Chapter of NADRA, with a number of firsts for our young chapter. We kicked off the meeting with the introduction of the chapter's inaugural Deck for a Soldier® recipient and his family. It was a very special moment and the soldier was truly surprised when he was presented with the announcement and the design options for his new deck.

    Soldier and family with Ed Lenzi, Deck for a Soldier® Chair


    Many thanks to the chair of the D4S Committee – Ed Lenzi, and the committee members Otto Kinzel, Pete Ciaraldi, Seth Aronson, Scott Clifford and Marc Merusi. Ed and his team will be reaching out to the members of the chapter to bring this project to a special completion over the next several weeks. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony once the project is complete – all members are invited – details to follow.
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    Fortress is Fortifying Aluminum Railing

    Fortress Al13 is a, first of its kind, fully pre-welded aluminum railing system. Attractive and easy to install with its simple bracket system, Fortress Al13 has superior performance in strength and safety. Quality welding and DuPont® premium powder coating create a virtually maintenance free system designed for use in a variety of environments.
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    Marketing Tips: An easy way to generate referrals
    NADRA Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As a deck builder or supplier, you probably receive a fair amount of calls asking for the name of a good roofer, plumber or someone else in some aspect of construction.

    You may take these calls in one of two ways:
    1. As pains in the neck or
    2. As opportunities for referrals
    It depends upon whether your glass is half empty or half full.
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    NADRA Main Event Advertising/Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorship opportunities for the NADRA DeckExpo Main Event are available now! First come, first serve. We can't do it without you, so please consider supporting NADRA for our 2011 big event!

    For any further information about DeckExpo 2011 in Chicago, click here.



    Working in hot weather
    Lawn & Landscape    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Heat-related illness often does not receive as much attention as other workplace hazards and is often under reported. A high profile case of heat stroke was that of Korey Stringer, a 27-year-old member of the Minnesota Vikings football team. On Aug. 1, 2001, he collapsed and died after two and a half hours of practice in 90 degree heat. Many were shocked at how sudden and serious the consequences of heat exposure can be, but his tragic story brought to light a serious workplace hazard that concerns thousands of workers every year. More

    Deck addition 1 of top 5 home remodeling projects
    PR.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Seeking to educate homeowners on the long-term value decks can provide, Long® Fence refers to Remodeling Magazine's 2010-2011 Cost vs. Value Report. This report shows that a wood deck addition is one of the top five remodeling projects that yield the greatest return on investment. In this slow-growing economy, many homeowners are hesitant to upgrade or improve their homes due to fears that their costs will not be recouped in a sale. More



    Softwood lumber check-off program ok'd
    Pro Sales Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The softwood lumber industry voted to approve the creation of a check-off program whose assessments would generate millions of dollars annually, in large part to promote the use of softwood lumber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced recently. The campaign would be akin to milk producers' "Got Milk?" campaign but would be directed at builders, architects, and others who influence choices of construction materials rather than at consumers. More

    Construction materials costs set for a fall?
    For Construction Pros    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Although materials costs continued to accelerate in May, they may be about to hit the brakes. That's what futures markets and price reporting services are signaling, according to the Associated General Contractors Chief Economist Ken Simonson. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on June 14 that the producer price index for inputs to construction - a weighted average of the cost of all materials used in every type of project, plus items consumed by contractors, such as diesel fuel - climbed 0.9 percent, not seasonally adjusted, from April to May and 7.5 percent over 12 months. More

    GO LONG - GO STRONG

    Eliminate mid-span deck columns by using Anthony treated Power Preserved Glulam Beams and Columns for your next deck job.
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    Construction industry awaits local, national recovery in business
    Grand Rapids Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Nationally, no industry has been more affected by the recession than construction, and it still struggles for a steady recovery. Nonresidential construction put in place as of April was down 27.1 percent from its peak in October 2008, Anirban Basu, chief economist for Associated Builders and Contractors, said in a recent forecast presentation with the American Institute of Architects and the National Association of Home Builders. More

    ProBuild invades 84 Lumber's home territory
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    ProBuild Inc., the nation's biggest full-service lumber yard, appears to have decided to take on 84 Lumber Co. in its home territory by opening a store in Western Pennsylvania and other areas near the Eighty-Four, Washington County, company's headquarters. ProBuild, led by former 84 Lumber executive Bill Myrick, is opening a store in the former John Naretto automobile dealership in White Oak, Pa. More

    GuarDeck® Prestige Decking

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    Fade, stain and scratch resistant…superior strength, style and durability, AND available in any color imaginable. Capped WPC product from Guardian is all of this PLUS a Lifetime Residential Limited Warranty makes GuarDeck® Prestige the only choice in decking. Call 800-569-4262 for more information or visit www.guardeck.com


    Scheduling for small projects
    Constructech    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Scheduling priorities in construction run the gamut and differ depending on the size of the organization. For small-sized residential homebuilders and commercial contractors not every solution is a perfect fit. This is why it becomes so important to search for a solution that works for your organization. For builders and contractors looking to test the waters with scheduling technology, a good place to start might be free online tools. More

    Principia study predicts big growth for capped decking
    Plastics News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Total North American demand for decking and railing is showing modest growth, but the "ultralow maintenance" category of decking with coextruded capstock or cellular PVC is driving sales higher for the decking industry, according to a report from Principia Partners. Demand for all types of decking and railing was up slightly in 2010 over 2009, and Principia expects that the sector will to show a modest increase in 2011 in North America, to $3.4 billion. More

    NADRA Highlights



    Join NADRA today!
    NADRA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    NADRA is made up of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers and service providers to the deck and railing industry. By working together we can be one voice for the industry and deliver a clear message to the consumer and the code development bodies. NADRA serves as a trade association with emphasis on safe building practices and deck safety. More

    Ecolife™ - Better Decks Cost Less
    Build Better, Build Greener with Ecolife™ Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood. Built-in weathering protection and stabilizing properties dramatically reduce cracking, warping and splitting for fewer CALLBACKS. MORE


    Important dates to remember
    NADRA

    • July 13 - NADRA Minnesota Chapter meeting. Details to be provided later.
    • August 16 - NADRA Georgia Chapter meeting sponsored by Trex at 5:30 p.m. at Prado Taco Mac. Please RSVP to Ginny Tibbetts at ginny@atlantadecking.com.

    For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


    Check out NADRA on Facebook!
    NADRA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Be among the first to learn NADRA news and updates by joining us on Facebook. Network with other NADRA members. Check out their deck photos or product promotions from manufacturer members. Join your local chapter's Facebook page and see pictures from local events or accept invitations to local meetings. More


    Don't forget to check out the NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide!


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    New Colors from AZEK Deck!


    The colors Silver Oak™ and Cobre® have been added to the AZEK Deck Arbor Collection!®

     

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