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NADRA HIGHLIGHTS

NADRA's 2013 Main Event
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  • Save the date! Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 — NADRA National Industry Awards & The Annual After Party! Join us at Howl at The Moon on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. Registration opening soon.
  • 2013 Annual Meeting — Thursday, Oct. 17 — Details coming soon!
  • Sponsorship opportunities available — click here to get involved in the 2013 Main Event!
  • National Elections
  • NADRA Education/Certification
    • Oct. 15 — 7:30 a.m.: Structural Design II — A Trip Down the Load Path /NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards
    • Oct. 16 — 7:30 a.m.: NonStructural Provisions/NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards
    • Oct. 17 — 8 a.m.: Outdoor Living Design and Sales/NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards
  • National Deck Competition — Start snapping those pictures, contest portal opening soon!
  • 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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    10 extreme backyards that look too good to be true
    The Huffinton Post
    Most homeowners are pretty happy with an outdoor space that's big enough to fit a decent size pool, space for a BBQ and just a little greenery. But there are others out there who will not settle for anything other than an extreme backyard.
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    A homeowner's guide to a year-round deck
    BPT via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    During the warm summer months, having an outdoor deck for barbecues and gatherings with family and friends is a great addition to any backyard. The approach of cool weather may signal the end of barbecue season, but homeowners can still use their deck after the warm temperatures have passed.
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    More homeowners want comfortable outdoor living and dining spaces
    Huliq
    Recent research revealed more homeowners are creating comfortable outdoor living and dining spaces to encourage affordable entertainment at home. Over 85 percent of Americans are renovating their homes to find ways to spend more time outdoors.
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    LATEST NEWS


    Fiberon hires Shellie Sellards as vice president of marketing
    NADRA Blog
    Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, announces the hiring of Shellie Sellards as the vice president of marketing. Shellie will officially join Fiberon by month's end and report directly to the company's president, Doug Mancosh.
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    Deck and Rail Conference in Baltimore
    NADRA Blog
    Decking and railing professionals are in a prime position to take advantage of a residential remodeling boom! Find out how Oct. 28-29 in Baltimore, at the 10th Annual Composite Decking & Railing Conference!
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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    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.
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    My house beautiful: All on deck for family fun
    Edmonton Journal
    A trip to San Diego last fall gave Leah and Brendan Fitzgerald a taste for open-air living. The bay city house they rented for their young family had a magnificent backyard, complete with pool, hot tub, luxurious seating area and an outdoor fireplace.
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    Many homeowners extending living space to outdoors
    Winston-Salem Journal
    The beauty of our climate is that the outdoors can be enjoyed for much of the year. Together with the economy influencing smaller houses and entertaining at home, many people are seeking ways to extend their living space with patios, retaining walls, seating walls, border columns, outdoor fireplaces, firepits, outdoor kitchens, pizza ovens, bars, grills, benches and water features.
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    New materials, building codes complicate deck renewal projects
    Tribune-Review
    Renewal of aging decks can seem as simple as replacing planking, but it often leads to other, bigger tasks. David Dickson from Quaker State Construction says the jobs frequently result in changes demanded by developments in municipal codes.
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    A homeowner's guide to a year-round deck
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    During the warm summer months, having an outdoor deck for barbecues and gatherings with family and friends is a great addition to any backyard.

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    TimberTech to close plant, lay off 58 workers
    Dayton Business Journal
    An Ohio-based decking company is shutting down a facility in Columbus, laying off 58 workers. CPG International has announced it is closing its TimberTech plant in Columbus, laying off its workers there between September of this year and March 2014.

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    Code update
    By Glenn Mathewson
    "NADRA has submitted public comments for the Public Comment Hearing (formally the Final Action Hearing). Links to public comments are posted. As always, NADRA welcomes feedback from our members."

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    LEADERSHIP


    A successful website: 8 ways to get visitors to stick around
    By Andrea Fischetti
    When people land on your website, how much are they really engaging with your content? If you use Google Analytics, you should be able to make informed decisions about your website: knowing how much time people spend there, what pages they stay on or leave from and whether they return. Getting people to your site is a project in itself, but getting them to stay there and engage once they arrive is the hardest part. Here are eight sure ways to get them to stick around.
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    Is Facebook advertising right for your business?
    By Liz Murphy
    After Facebook's flat IPO performance and concerns surrounding the social network giant's ability to profit from their expansive mobile user base, the company's recent second-quarter earnings report was a welcome surprise to investors and stakeholders. But many business owners still have questions about whether to try their hand at Facebook advertising, in spite of the positive turn. Facebook offers a variety of ways to advertise, as well as customization options to control how much you spend and who sees your message. If you're thinking of advertising your brand on Facebook, here four tips to help you get started.
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    It's all about content
    By Nikki Trufant-Wade
    The world we live in has become a very different place in recent years. The invention of the smartphone, tablet and DVR, and the decline of the newspaper industry has changed what information we receive — as well as how and when we receive it. With so many outlets to choose from, getting the attention of consumers to generate traffic for your website and sales for your company has become much more of a challenge.
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    CALENDAR


    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. Register here
    • 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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