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Sign up for the NADRA Awards Dinner and Deck Competition
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To enter the deck competition or to register for the awards dinner, click here. Several fantastic entries have already been entered, so be sure to get your incredible deck projects in today! The deadline for entries is Aug. 20! More



Donations needed for Silent Auction!
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Just a reminder to get your donations for the NADRA Silent Auction at DeckExpo in now! The funds raised through the Silent Auction support the future growth of NADRA programs, so your participation is crucial. Last year's winners took home several fantastic items, and we want this year's auction to be even better! Click 'More' to donate an item today. More

DeckExpo Updates:

  • Be sure to participate in the Silent Auction. 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!


America's love affair with decks
By Jim Groff, CMO at The Wolf Organization, Inc. (NADRA Member)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
U.S. decking demand is forecast to grow by nearly 25 percent – to over $5 billion dollars – by 2013, according to industry leading research firm, The Freedonia Group. Wood will continue to lead the way, representing over 75 percent of material sold and 56% of sales dollars. More than 60 percent of decking will go into residential construction, with over 90 percent of residential demand slated for the improvement or replacement of existing decks.

Gains will be driven by the continued popularity of decks as an outdoor space for entertaining, along with growth in the size of decks preferred by today's homeowners. Demand for outdoor kitchens, spas, hot tubs, fire pits and other amenities will also grow as consumers extend both the size and the functionality of their outdoor space.

Acceptance of wood-plastic composite and PVC decking will accelerate as homeowners look for more low maintenance materials. Improvements in aesthetics, increased availability, and higher quality railings and accessories will help fuel this growth.

The southern and western portions of the United States are forecast to post the most rapid decking gains due to increases in population and housing stock. The Northeast will trail the national average as a result of less favorable economic expansion and construction growth.

Homeowner safety will be a priority, as injuries from falls and structural collapses continues to rise, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Regular inspection of existing outdoor decks, including repair or retrofit as necessary, will prevent injuries and ensure the long-term safety and enjoyment of one of America's favorite home features.


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Special member promotions: NADRA/Tiger Claw Gun Launch
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NADRA and Tiger Claw are offering all NADRA Builder Members a FREE Tiger Claw Installation Gun. NADRA Builder Members must fill out the Tiger Claw Gun Launch application. Applications can be downloaded here: Tiger Claw Free Gun Application or contact your Tiger Claw sales representative for an application. Once the application is submitted to Tiger Claw headquarters, a Tiger Claw representative will deliver the free installation gun to the NADRA member.

Along with a Free gun, each member will receive:
(1) Bag of TC-G (TC-150)
(1) TC-G (TC-150) Slot Cutter
(2) Strips of TC-SG Pneumatic screws
(1) Tiger Claw T-Shirt

Read the full press release here.

Applications can be faxed to: (860) 940-6267 ATTN: Anne Timko or emailed to annet@deckfastener.com.
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End of credit, rising imports hammer lumber prices
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As lumber prices retreat to lows for the year, calls for production to again conform to current demand levels are growing. This is reminiscent of 2008 and 2009, when the long slog to bring production and consumption into balance was occurring. Eventually, in the latter half of 2009, a balance was restored. Now that the housing stimulus in the form of homebuyers tax credits ended April 30, demand is wavering. The pace of housing starts and permits has the appearance of slowing, builders are less confident about what the future holds, and the real estate industry is forecasting a two to three month period in which home sales will decline. Within the wood products industry, reports of a downturn in the business climate surfaced early in the second quarter. More



Good news, bad news on construction spending
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It feels like any good news lately for the U.S. economy lately is accompanied by bad news, and the latest report on the construction industry is no exception: Construction spending in June unexpectedly rose 0.1 percent, boosted by the federal government's fiscal stimulus, the Commerce Department reported. However, the May construction spending total was revised to a 1 percent decline, considerably worse than the initially announced 0.2 percent dip. More

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Construction unemployment declines by 11,000
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Construction employment decreased by 11,000 between June and July 2010 while the industry's unemployment rate fell to 17.3 percent, according to a new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of federal employment data released last week. The third month of construction employment declines, despite the stimulus, reflects overall weak demand for private, local and state funded construction, association officials noted. More

Trex reports elevated sales
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Winchester, Va.-based Trex, the decking and railing manufacturer, posted strong second-quarter sales of $115.5 million, up 26.3 percent from $91.5 million in the same quarter last year. The company's net income of $5.6 million was down 24.9 percent. Net income was negatively impacted by $11.4 million of non-cash charges, including a $9 million increase to its warranty reserve related to what the company calls a "surface flaking of a limited amount of product produced at the company's Nevada facility prior to mid-2006." More

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Join NADRA today!
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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

Important dates to remember
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  • October 19 - Atlanta Chapter Meeting at 5 p.m. - Location TBA.

For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.




Check out the NADRA Blog!
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Be sure to check out the official blog for the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA)!
This blog is routinely updated to provide you with a deeper insight into our work and who we are.

Feedback is always welcome. We're very excited to be out here talking to you!
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Deckorators® introduces Aluminum Railing System!

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Get Inspired By The Possibilites.

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Superior Plastic Products Inc.

Clean, crisp detail complements exceptional style from classic to contemporary. Premium quality vinyl post & railing, fencing and specialty products are built to last a lifetime. More


Screw Products, Inc.

Visit screw-products.com and discover the benefits of our "Star Drive" wood screws and decking fasteners.


The Luxwood Corporation

Simple easy to use design software when the bill of materials must match the design More

 

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