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NADRA NJ Picnic: Saturday, Aug. 24
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Our NADRA NJ Picnic is to be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 4 Nixon Farm Rd. in Flemington. The picnic will start at about 2 p.m. We will have live music, games, T-shirts, etc. It is going to be a lot of fun! Qcrew Catering will be barbecuing chicken and ribs on site as well as supplying salads and baked beans. We are asking everyone to please bring an appetizer or a dessert and we will have a friendly tasting competition to see who's is the best. When you RSVP, please just mention which of the two you will bring. Please RSVP by clicking here. This picnic is also BYOB.

We can't wait to see you all there! Thanks, NADRA NJ Board
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NADRA's 2013 Main Event & Education
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  • 2013 Annual Meeting — Details to be announced
  • Limited sponsorship opportunities available — click here to get involved in the 2013 Main Event!
  • National Elections
  • NADRA Education/Certification
    • October 15 — 7:30 a.m.: Structural Design II — A Trip Down the Load Path /NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards
    • October 16 — 7:30 a.m.: NonStructural Provisions / NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards
    • October 17 — 8 a.m.: Outdoor Living Design and Sales / NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards
  • NADRA National Industry Awards & The Annual After Party!
  • National Deck Competition — Details coming your way soon! Start snapping those pictures!
  • DeckExpo Registration is now open — register here.
  • *** Attention NADRA members: The code, "NADRA," will provide you with free exhibit hall access!

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    Summer design trends for outdoor living spaces
    PRWeb via Watch List News
    The American Institute of Architects reported the June ABI score was 51.6, remaining strong as an indicator of construction activity and summer design trends. This score tells the results of an increase in demand for design services for both interior and outdoor projects. The new projects inquiry index was 62.6, up sharply from the reading of 59.1 the previous month.
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    DeckExpo Mobile App
    Have DeckExpo 2013 at your fingertips. With the free mobile app, quickly find exhibitors, education, events and more from any Web-enabled mobile device, anywhere, anytime. Plus, you won't miss a minute of the action and excitement from the show as you follow the live Twitter feed. Download the app today.
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    Perennial Wood introduces new touch-up pens
    NADRA Blog
    Touching up incidental scratches and blemishes on factory-finished Perennial Wood decking is easier than ever with new color-matched touch-up pens, now available for no charge from Perennial Wood. The pens are color-matched to each of the four Perennial Wood decking finishes: mahogany, cedar, redwood and Cape Cod gray.
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    Rise in US home sales good news for British Columbia lumber industry
    Vancouver Sun
    Sales of U.S. new homes rose in June to the highest level in five years, signalling confirmation that British Columbia lumber producers can expect continued increases in demand, industry analysts said. "Our mills are hiding their smiles behind their caps right now, because it's looking pretty good," said Keta Kosman, publisher of Madison's Lumber Reporter. "For British Columbia lumber, this is a leading indicator there will be new home building."
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    Composite decking and railing offers commercial settings profile
    ThomasNet News
    Suited for settings such as boardwalks, docks and marinas, entry-level Trex Select decking and railing system offers two by six inches board profile option available in four nature-inspired colors: madeira, saddle, woodland brown and pebble grey.
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    AZEK trim voted No. 1 brand in Remodeling Magazine
    PRNewswire via Rock Hill Herald
    AZEK Trim, the leading brand of low maintenance trim, received four first-place rankings in Remodeling Magazine's 2013 Brand Use Study and swept the entire category of Decorative Mouldings/Trim/Columns for the second time in a row. The last time the Remodeling Brand Use Study was conducted was 2010.
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    NADRA NJ Picnic: Saturday, Aug. 24
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    Our NADRA NJ Picnic is to be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 4 Nixon Farm Rd. in Flemington. The picnic will start at about 2 p.m. We will have live music, games, T-shirts, etc. It is going to be a lot of fun!

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    Up on the roof: Baltimore's best decks are sky-high
    The Baltimore Sun
    When Greg and Heidi Bathon gaze out over the rail of their Federal Hill deck, they have a breathtaking view of the city, from the stadiums to the harbor and beyond. But when they turn around, their view of the deck itself is just as compelling.

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    Trex company debuts new Trex Select board profile ideal for commercial settings
    PRNewswire via The Herald
    Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, announced that it will add a new board profile to its entry-level Trex Select decking and railing system.

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    LEADERSHIP


    Why your website needs to work across multiple devices
    By Mayur Kisani
    The majority of today's users consume media on multiple screens — smartphones, tablets and TV. From checking email to surfing to tweeting about a TV show or finding out about a product, your customers are mobile and spend a considerable amount of time on these screens, away from the desktop computer. Building a website that showcases your business and products across multiple devices is the new norm. Your customers deserve a great online experience with your company, no matter what device they use.
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    The 15 most inspiring videos of all time
    LinkedIn
    Dave Kerpen writes: We all love to be inspired. While there are many ways to be inspired, one great way is to watch a short video. After asking my thousands of followers and dozens of colleagues for their favorite inspirational videos, I've compiled a list for you of 15 of the best of the best. Here's to your inspiration!
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    6 things we can all learn from 20-year-olds
    Forbes
    Erika Andersen writes: It's true that age can bring wisdom and experience, and that most folks figure out most of the things by the time they're 30 — there are ways in which very young people are uniquely inspiring and smart ... that we sometimes lose track of as we get older.
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    Important dates to remember
    NADRA
    • Aug. 20 — NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting at the Ivey in Buckhead. Sponsor: Dixie Plywood/Guest Speaker: President of Dixie, Danny Bachman
    • Aug. 24 — NADRA NJ Picnic, RSVP here
    • Oct. 2-10 — ICC Group B Public Comment Hearings, Atlantic City Convention Center — Atlantic City, N.J.
    • Oct. 16-18DeckExpo
    • Oct. 28-29Principia's Composite Decking & Railing Conference, Baltimore, Md.
    For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


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