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A product label program for composite decking
NADRA
Is the composite decking industry in need of a labeling program that rates the performance of individual deck board products?

The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), Quakertown, Pennsylvania, believes that it is. Not only is the deck industry in vital need of such a program, according to Mike Beaudry, executive vice president of the association, the time to move forward is now.

Based on this belief, the association is currently seeking active industry support for a Consumer Product Awareness Charter (CPAC) program, first proposed at an industry conference over two years ago, that calls for testing, product performance rating, independent validation and product labeling for all composite decking. The proposed decking label program is being modeled after the performance rating system of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), which rates the performance of fenestration products in such areas as solar heat gain and light transmittance. CPAC test protocols are being developed and the program currently envisions testing decking products on solar retention, fade, end and edge swell, and slip resistance.
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NADRA National Deck Competition - Open for Entries
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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.

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NADRA Golf Tournament: Oct. 21, Baltimore
Chance to win $25K for hole-in-one

NADRA
You're invited to join us at Mountain Branch Golf Course for a FUN FILLED afternoon on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 which includes, Transportation from NADRA's hotel headquarters (Days Inn), Round of golf with cart, lunch, beverages, dinner and a chance to win at three closest to the pin, two longest drives and one hole in one. Sign up early to be sure to secure a spot. You can make your own foursome or tell us who you would like to golf with and we will do our best to pair you with that person. Scramble format. Sponsorships available. Click here to learn more.
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Remodeling Show & DeckExpo

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October 22-24, 2014

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Aug. 19, NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting
NADRA
Our next Chapter meeting will be held next Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Please register for the meeting by clicking here. A special thank you to Mark Barbour from Weyerhaeuser for sponsoring this meeting! Read more and register here.
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Professional of the week — Jimmy Williams
Real Cedar
While Jimmy Williams is a general contractor with mad skills in all aspects of home renovation, there’s nothing he enjoys more than landscape carpentry. So it’s no wonder that this Toronto-based craftsman receives so much praise for his outdoor projects. He’s passionate about what he does and it shows — especially when he and his crew are working with one of his favorite building materials.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Regal Ideas
Is the largest manufacturer of "1-2-3 Step Easy to Install" component Aluminum Railing, Fencing, Deck components
and LED lighting systems to the Home Improvement Industry
in North America.
20 Year Warranty and the best Industry support!

Contact: David Ondich at 973-713-2770
or visit our website at www.regalideas.com
 


Trex to supply decking for Jumeirah Corniche
Construction Week Online
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of eco-friendly, high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, is supplying material for the new Jumeirah Corniche project in Dubai.
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Wood products, lumber sales bolster Weyerhaeuser Q2
Woodworking Network
Bolstered by strong wood product and timber sales, Weyerhaeuser Company reported a strong second quarter for 2014 with earnings of $280 million for shareholders from operations of $2 billion. The company reported net earnings of $234 million, or 40 cents per diluted share, officials said.
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Meet code and lower installed costs by using LedgerLok. The ledger board fastener that requires no predrilling.
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Professional Builder Magazine selects Fiberon Good Life Decking as a Top 100 Best New Product
PRWeb via Digital Journal
Coming off the heels of an Awards for Design Excellence win for both the Paramount Decking and Good Life Decking series, Fiberon will add another accomplishment to a growing list. Professional Builder Magazine, a publication dedicated to quality and innovation in the home-building world, has listed the Good Life Decking series as one of the top 100 products for contractors, remodelers, and property owners.
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Demand grows for bigger, fancier homes
Asbury Park Press via USA Today
Joe D'Arpa's new home will house him and only him, but its size makes that difficult to believe. The 43-year-old spent roughly $570,000 on a 2,400-square-foot custom home that overlooks a lagoon in the Silverton section of Toms River in New Jersey.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


Weigh costs, needs and aesthetics when building a patio or deck
Journal Sentinel
The graduation cookout for your nephew provided a great excuse to christen his family's new deck. The Fourth of July party down the street? That patio was the best part of it. And let's not forget the neighbors' new outdoor kitchen, as well-appointed as the one indoors.
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Outdoor rooms add space to a home
PostBulletin
Robin Fruth-Dugstad writes: My husband and I recently added an arbor or small pergola to our deck. Although we have a shade tree located to the west of the deck, we decided that we needed early to mid-day shade. Garden structures like arbors and pergolas are very versatile. Adding a garden structure is a great way to upgrade the home landscape.
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Outdoor living alters landscape for homeowners
NorthJersey.com
In the past few years, members of the Kaiser family have radically transformed the back yard of their Ho-Ho-Kus home, starting with a patio, a deck and a built-in barbecue. Drainage projects came next, followed by additional plantings, exterior lighting and, finally, a full-sized pool.
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LEADERSHIP


Working from home? 5 tips for being more productive remotely
Forbes
There’s a lot to be said for working from home. The commute is a breeze, the kitchen is stocked and you can take meetings in your sweats. But is telecommuting more productive than working from an office?
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How to build a respectful workplace
By D. Albert Brannen
There is honor and dignity in work. Successful employers understand this axiom and build workplaces in which their employees are respected. As a result, they experience lower employee turnover, less employment-related litigation and fewer problems caused by meddling unions. Their employees also are happier and more productive. This article outlines 10 tips for building a respectful workplace and reaping these benefits.
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How to embrace failure in order to become successful
Forbes
"If you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried anything new." Albert Einstein said that. He was considered a failure from an early age, not speaking until he was nearly four years old, and not speaking fluently until he was 12. His teachers thought he wouldn’t amount to much.
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How to build a respectful workplace
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There is honor and dignity in work. Successful employers understand this axiom and build workplaces in which their employees are respected.

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NADRA announces 10th anniversary golf tournament
NADRA
To kick off our 10th anniversary of NADRA’s celebration at the DeckExpo in Baltimore this year, you’re invited to join us at Mountain Branch Golf Course for a FUN FILLED afternoon on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

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NADRA's 2014 National Deck Competition is open for entries
NADRA
Looking for some inspiration? Take a look at the video of all 2013 entries here.

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