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NADRA 2014 National Deck Competition now OPEN!
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It's that time of year again! The competition is live and open for entries. Check out the categories, descriptions and more. Be sure to click on the cheat sheet to review and start thinking about which projects you are going to enter. Competition closes on Oct. 5 at 11:55 p.m. EST. Still have questions after you review the cheat sheet? Send them on over to Info@NADRA.org.
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Lumber from trees may be a material of the past
PlasticsToday
It's summertime and you might be sitting out on your deck reading your online PlasticsToday news feed on your laptop, iPad or iPhone, thinking that this past winter was pretty hard on that wooden deck and railing. Maybe you're chiding yourself for not getting out the sealant or the paint and taking on that nasty chore of beautifying and protecting your deck.
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Make an outdoor room underneath your deck
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
What is an underdeck system? It is a ceiling system that goes underneath an elevated deck to keep the space below it dry, increasing your living or storage space in the process. It goes with the whole outdoor "stay-cation" concept.
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Red oak and maple prices tumble during market correction
Woodworking Network
While there is little in the domestic economy to be excited about, we can still find rays of hope in the latest job market and housing sales reports. Slow, steady improvements in the U.S. economy will drive like improvements in building products demand through year-end, while demand for industrial materials will remain very strong.
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Construction materials prices inch higher in June
The American Surveyor
Overall construction materials prices increased by 0.1 percent in June and are up 1.9 percent year over year, according to the July 16 producer price index release by the U.S. Department of Labor. Nonresidential construction materials prices also expanded 0.1 percent for the month and are 1.4 percent higher than one year ago.
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July is prime time for relaxing on the porch
The Buffalo News
Whether it's for reading, entertaining or simply keeping up with the neighbors, a front porch — for many — is a most inviting retreat. Not quite inside but not quite out, a porch offers shelter from the rain, a place to work a crossword puzzle, a cozy spot for unwinding after a long day.
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Decorate outdoor space for summer fun
Epoch Times
Your outdoor space should be an extension of the unique style and aesthetics of the rest of your house. With all of the great options in stores right now, you should be able to find the right pieces for any budget or space. Here are three things to think about before making changes to your outdoor living area.
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7 critical trade show mistakes you're making and don't know it
By Lee Ali
Each year, it's estimated that more than 1 billion people attend more than 20,000 trade show exhibitions worldwide with the intention of gathering information and purchasing products or services. Used correctly, these events can be a hugely profitable marketing tool for you and your business. Yet most companies are wasting money and opportunities by failing to understand and apply the key strategies and skills that are critical to get results and drive your business forward.
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3 is a magic number — for proposals and presentations
By Joe Latta
Chances are your organization has lots of compelling features and benefits. Most do. But when crafting a proposal or presentation, how many should you highlight for your prospect? Five? 10? According to cognitive psychologists, it's probably less than you think. Let's examine your prospects' short-term memory capacity. How many features/benefits do they actually retain when processing your information, and what are the implications for your proposals and presentations?
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5 keys to a successful social media strategy
BusinessNewsDaily via FoxBusiness
With smaller budgets and fewer employees, small businesses must have a strategy in place in order to be effective at social media marketing. Jeremy Juhasz, a social media strategist at EMSI Public Relations, said despite the challenges they face, small businesses can find just as much success in social media marketing as large corporations do.
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7 critical trade show mistakes you're making and don't know it
By Lee Ali
Each year, it's estimated that more than 1 billion people attend more than 20,000 trade show exhibitions worldwide with the intention of gathering information and purchasing products or services.

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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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The ultimate cheat sheet to improve working capital
By Scott Wolfe
he 2008 recession burned a lot of construction and building companies and made them become more financially disciplined.

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