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NADRA's National Deck Competition: Opening for entries earlier than ever before!
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This is always a busy and stressful time of year for our hard working NADRA members. Business is booming, proposals are being prepared, beautiful designs drawn up, decks are being built and dreams are being made. Knowing how busy you are, NADRA HQ is working double time; faster and harder than years past, to hurry and launch this year's National Deck Competition. This year, we want to give you more time than ever before to enter your projects. That's why, NADRA's National Deck Competition will be OPEN for entries in less than 10 business days! Start snapping those pictures!

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Color, design and market trends for 2014 — residential outdoor products
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Outdoor building products and decor are proving to be an extremely successful and growing market. Homeowners are turning their decks, patios and porches into outdoor rooms and their backyards into casual-living retreats. This is driving the demand for thoughtfully designed products and materials. A portion of the revenues directly benefit NADRA. Learn more and download the flyer and order form here.
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The ultimate cheat sheet to improve working capital
By Scott Wolfe
The 2008 recession burned a lot of construction and building companies and made them become more financially disciplined. This discipline, however, is being challenged by improving market conditions. Since improving economies present high financial risks, it is more important than ever to understand and improve a company's working capital position. As the old business saying goes, "Revenue is vanity, profit is sanity, but cash is king." How can you boost your working capital? This article provides you with a cheat sheet.
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Regal Ideas Inc. partners with Boise Cascade of Delanco, New Jersey
Regal Ideas via NADRA Blog
Regal Ideas announced that it has partnered with Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution to distribute Regal Aluminum Railings through their Delanco, New Jersey location. Headquartered in Boise Idaho, Boise Cascade is a leading distributor of premium branded exterior building products. According to Bill Schellhorn, branch manager, Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution Delanco, "We've seen rapidly increasing demand for aluminum railing in our market and this line allows us to bring another excellent opportunity to our retail partners. Regal is a high quality vendor and we're excited to add them to the strong list of products and opportunities we offer our customers." Read the press release here.
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Lumber supply could be impacted by British Columbia land ruling
Woodworking Network
North American lumber supplies and prices could be affected by a ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada granting the Tsilhqot'in First Nation title claim on land in central British Columbia. The decision gives the group exclusive right to determine how the land will be used as well as the exclusive right to reap the benefits from those uses.
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Redwood: The natural solution to a man-made problem
TriplePundit
Mankind is ingenious if nothing else; and such inventiveness has allowed us to make incredible advances in science, technology and other pursuits that have made life easier. At the same time, some of our leaps and breakthroughs have resulted in unintended consequences that haven’t been kind to the environment.
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Trex wins American Business Award for marketing campaign of the year
The Wall Street Journal
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, recently was honored by the American Business Awards, one of the top business awards programs in the country, for its "Engineered Artistry" marketing campaign.
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On woodworking education, employee loyalty and life
Woodworking Network
Chuck Ray writes: We recently celebrated graduation here at Penn State. The young folks walked around campus in their blue caps and gowns, proud parents in tow, taking pictures of themselves standing in front of every landmark on campus. It was a happy time.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


Get decked out: prep your outdoor living space for a party
The Westerly Sun
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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Outdoor living made easy with home improvements that boost comfort and value
BPT via Seaside Courier
Beautiful weather begs to be enjoyed, but a drab deck, dated patio and dull lighting can drive homeowners indoors fast. A few home improvements can ensure seasons full of outdoor comfort, all while enhancing your house's value and exterior aesthetic.
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Outdoor living in style: 7 easy updates
Chicago Tribune
Outdoor living has become a way of life for homeowners coast to coast. Whether you're simply updating the look of your deck with a fresh new stain or pulling out the power tools to take on a larger project, there are countless ways to upgrade your outdoor living space. Here are seven design tips to enhance your deck or patio, creating a stylish and comfortable outdoor living space you’ll want to share with friends and family.
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Creating a low-maintenance outdoor paradise
Epoch Times
We all dream of having a gorgeous outdoor living space where we can relax, entertain and pass the warm summer days. But often we spend more time maintaining an outdoor space than actually enjoying it. Here are a few tips to help you create a low-maintenance paradise in your backyard.
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The ultimate cheat sheet to improve working capital
By Scott Wolfe
The 2008 recession burned a lot of construction and building companies and made them become more financially disciplined. This discipline, however, is being challenged by improving market conditions.

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Several people injured after deck collapse interrupts child's birthday party
WFMZ-TV
Mike Beaudry, NADRA Executive: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. The terrible thing is knowing these injuries can be prevented through proper construction and inspection practices.

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Outdoor decorating trends are made to last
The Tennessean
Creating outdoor rooms remains a popular design trend with homeowners across the country. It’s a simple, budget-friendly way to increase your home’s square footage and to enjoy the great outdoors.

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Why you have to use social media
By Catherine Iste
As a teenager, I frequently used the "but everyone else is doing it" argument to try to secure permission for anything from attending a Guns N' Roses concert to staying out all night after prom. It did not usually work with my parents, but I am happy to say after all of these years, I have found a clear case where this excuse works: social media. Yes, the main reason you have to use social media is because everyone is using social media. Use it and make sure your professional message is out there and accurate.
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LEADERSHIP


Can you really afford mediocre employees?
By Mel Kleiman
Hundreds of research studies have quantified the difference between an "A player" versus a "C player." Every one of them concludes that the difference in productivity and the impact on the bottom line is anywhere from 20 percent to over 1,000 percent greater return when you compare the best, most productive employees to those who are "average." While I've never met anyone who disagrees with this data, most managers and organizations continue to keep C players on the payroll.
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17 tips for creating effective press releases
By Jeffrey Dobkin
A simple press release is the best and cheapest way to get media attention. There's nothing better than free publicity to help promote your company, products and services. New products or innovations can be made newsworthy, and interesting company news can be announced with a formal press release. Follow these tips to get the best press exposure. Here's how to create a great press release and increase your chances of getting it published.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Deck dreaming: 5 easy steps to plan the perfect deck (BPT via The Glen Rose Reporter)
5 outdoor living trends that turn a drab deck into a beautiful oasis (The Westerly Sun)
Land ruling could impact lumber market as much as pine beetle (Financial Post via The Province)
Living space: Mirrors magnify outdoor beauty ( News & Observer)

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