Participate in the NADRA Silent Auction at DeckExpo!
NADRA booth #6312 will again be full of extraordinary auction items for you to bid on. Last year's winners walked away with great values on NADRA member products and other items. Funds raised through the Silent Auction will go to support NADRA's programs as the association grows. Make sure to visit the NADRA booth and sign up for your bidding number early! If you wish to donate an item, please click here to do so. Thank you! More
Sign up for the NADRA Awards Dinner and Deck Competition
To enter the deck competition or to register for the awards dinner, click here. Several fantastic entries have already been come in, so be sure to get your incredible deck projects in today! The deadline for entries is Aug. 20! More
NADRA Annual Meeting, Cocktail Reception and First Annual NADRA National Deck Awards Dinner
The details for NADRA's Annual Meeting, cocktail reception and first ever National Deck Awards Dinner have been released!
Wolmanized® Residential Outdoor® Wood
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Arch Chemicals has released an informational packet outlining the features and specifications of their Wolmanized® Residential Outdoor® Wood. More
Construction employment shows signs of 'stabilizing'
AGC of America via For Construction Pros Share
Construction employment edged closer to stabilizing in June, as half the states either added construction jobs or kept the same number as in May, the Associated General Contractors reported in an analysis of federal employment data released last week. Compared to June 2009, construction employment rose in six states, the largest number of states to post year-over-year increases since October 2008. More
Pro-to-Pro: How to hire the best crew
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NADRA member Barry Streett, owner and president of Rolling Ridge Deck Company in Evergreen, Colo., discusses his four-point approach to hiring the best crew possible.Hiring can be one of the toughest things to manage. Hiring "warm bodies" may fill a short-term need, but can cost you valuable production time in the long term. For more information on Barry and his company, visit www.rollingridgedeck.com. More
Heat can be dangerous for workers
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When the temperature hits 100 degrees, most of many workers can escape to frigid, air-conditioned offices and cubicles to wait out the heat wave. But there are many occupations that don't have the luxury of air-conditioning, in which workers must keep on toiling even when summer days reach their hottest. Construction workers, landscapers and other outdoor workers are the most obvious. Working in sweltering conditions without the proper precautions can lead to fainting, rashes, cramps and, in the worst cases, heat exhaustion or stroke, according to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. More
Construction materials prices fall 0.9 percent in June
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Following three months of increases, the price of construction materials and supplies in June fell 0.9 percent, according to the July 15 producer price index (PPI) report by the U.S. Labor Department. However, prices are up 0.8 percent for the second quarter of the year and are 4.2 percent higher from June 2009. Most commodities tracked by Associated Builders and Contractors posted decreases for the month. Iron and steel prices were down 2 percent in June, but are still up 3.8 percent for the second quarter and up 34.2 percent on a year-over-year basis. Similarly, steel mill product prices were down 1.3 percent last month, but are 2.1 percent higher for the quarter and up 30.5 percent from the same time last year. More
Join NADRA today!
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
Check out the NADRA Blog!
Be sure to check out the official blog for the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA)!
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