NADRA New England Chapter Deck for a Soldier update - Still looking for a couple sponsors!
We are getting closer. We have been working with the soldier on the details and plans. We have yet to set a date for the build as we are waiting for the final contributors. Come on everyone! We need your help to finalize the list to make this a great build. Here is what we need:
I hope to hear from you soon!
Chapter Secretary and D4S Chapter Chair
Win a trip to Chicago for the 2011 DeckExpo
Attention deck builders! Here is an unbelievable chance to win a free trip to DeckExpo 2011 in Chicago! NADRA-members Arch Chemical and Wolmanized Outdoor Wood are in the middle of accepting deck photos in appreciation of "real wood." Send in your photos and you could win, a free trip to Chicago, $500 and a one-year membership with NADRA! Download the entry form here.
To learn more, visit http://www.wolmanizedwood.com/Splash/sweepstakes.htm.
NADRA Atlanta Chapter meeting recap
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Thanks to everyone that attended the Atlanta NADRA Chapter meeting in June. The turnout was great with close to 50 in attendance including several visitors. We hope that each of you enjoyed yourself and that the guest will consider joining our association and becoming active members. More
The 1 Percent Rule: Entrepreneurs beware
Dave Lavinsky writes, "Do you still have your high school yearbook? I do. I don't look at it very often. But when I do, it's pretty cool to see the pictures of me and my friends. And to read all the comments my friends wrote in it. But I recently learned that yearbooks have gotten a whole lot better. I learned this when my son Max graduated from the fifth grade last week. I mean, the yearbook he brought home from school was simply incredible." More
Stepping outside the box
Edmonton Journal Share
Traditionally, decks have been those square flat platforms that sit outside the back door. They were probably made of pressure-treated wood or maybe even cedar. Fading, cracking and deterioration were facts of deck life. If you were a homeowner, you were sure to be trading in many a sunny weekend for treating, sanding and staining your deck. Today, owning a deck is a different matter. More
Outdoor spaces should reflect the way you live
Victoria Times Colonist Share
Whether it's an acreage or a stamp-sized lot, the backyard has evolved from a spot to grow a few tomatoes to an outdoor room that can rival many interior spaces. "Outdoor spaces have become an extension of our homes," says Audrey Partridge, operations manager for Juergen Partridge Ltd. in Caledon, Ont. "We believe we have little time to interact outside, and we need that interaction to stay healthy for our body and souls." More
Lumber demand rose 18 percent in 2010
The Journal of Commerce Share
Global demand for softwood number jumped 18 percent last year after plunging to a 50-year low in 2009, and lumber prices in North America, Asia and Europe are at 10-month highs, Wood Resource Quarterly reported. China is driving demand for lumber, with Chinese imports rising to 9.4 million cubic meters in 2010 from just more than 2 million in 2006. More
84 Lumber seeking more retail traffic
Washington Observer Reporter Share
The backyard shed, once a staple product of 84 Lumber stores, is being revived as the company prepares to transform a limited number of its stores around the country to cater to a retail customer. Last week, the company invited its vendors and employees to visit its corporate store in Eighty Four to see a prototype that will eventually be applied to about 70 of the company's existing stores. More
Why economists see a stronger second half for 2011
The Associated Press via Pro Sales Online Share
Farewell and good riddance to the first half of 2011 - six months that are ending as sour for the economy as they began. Most analysts say economic growth will perk up in the second half of the year. The reason is that the main causes of the slowdown - high oil prices and manufacturing delays because of the disaster in Japan - have started to fade. More
Unsteady demand keeps construction employment off balance in May
For Construction Pros Share
Construction employment increased in 120 out of 337 metropolitan areas between May 2010 and May 2011, declined in 162 and stayed level in 55, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that local employment data reflects the fact that overall construction employment has been unchanged for much of the past year. More
Burdening people with information they don't need
Adrienne Zoble Associates Inc. Share
If people buy from us based on the emotional considerations of confidence, comfort level and trust, why are we so eager to say things that will erode those qualities and our chances of ongoing relationships? Let's start with your new hire. The first thing to teach him or her is not to reveal how short a time they've been with you. More
New Pro-Tect Decking first time user rebate extended
As part of the Fiberpro Deck Dollars program, Fiberpro decking contractors earn a $5 per board rebate from May through August 2011 as first time users. Subsequent purchases earn Fiberpros $1 per board through December 2011.
Fiberpro program: http://www.fiberondecking.com/uploads/news/original/fib-0033-lit_fiberpro.pdf
Deck Dollars: http://www.fiberondecking.com/uploads/news/original/FIB-0084-LIT_DeckDollars.pdf
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