Deadline extended to sign up for the NADRA Deck Competition
The deadline to enter the NADRA deck competition has been extended through Sept. 1. To register for the competition, click here. Several fantastic entries have already been entered, so be sure to get your incredible deck projects in today! More
Recycled content verified for decking: 'We're the first,' says Trex
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Verification of recycled content is important to today's consumers, particularly with all the unsubstantiated claims with regard to recycled content. One company just announced that it's the first wood-alternative decking manufacturer to receive verification of recycled content. Trex Co., a manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing, received a Verification of Attributes Report (VAR-1011) from the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) under the Sustainable Attributes Verification & Evaluation (SAVE) program. More
AZEK turns on sustainability microsite
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Scranton, Pa.-based AZEK Building Products, manufacturer of PVC decking, trim and other building products, launched a microsite with its parent company CPG. The site will present the company's views on the environmental impact of various building materials during the entire lifecycle of the product. More
Production, housing starts probably rose: US economy preview
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Factory production and housing starts probably rose in July as part of the U.S. economy's uneven transition to a slower pace of growth in the second half of the year, economists said reports this week will show. Manufacturing, which spearheaded the recovery from the worst recession since the 1930s, will probably cool in coming months as a slowdown in consumer spending leads to fewer orders. A recovery that Fed policy makers said was "more modest" than they projected prompted central bankers last week to take additional steps to revive the economy. More
Date your customers to keep them loyal
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Building relationships takes commitment, time, and constant contact. When you don't see each other or stay in touch, the relationship withers away and vanishes over time. Remember when you were first dating? To get to know the other person, you spent lots of time talking, having fun and doing things together. After the date, you would call and talk for hours, send them flowers and keep in touch on a regular basis. Building loyal customer relationships works the same way. More
10 easy ways to green your business
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Greening your own business can be as easy as installing and using products from your own inventory. Going green also means being aware of every product being used in your business. Everything from the copy paper in the office to the toilet paper in the restrooms is available in a greener version. Get your employees involved and look for ways to recycle, reduce and reuse. Remember that waste isn't just bad for the environment-it's also bad for your bottom line. More
Optimizing Facebook status updates for local marketing
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Many small-to-medium businesses are awakening to the marketing potential found in Facebook's massive audience, and have begun developing their Facebook pages to promote their companies. While posting status updates is a great way to engage with your customers, there are some ways to kick them up a notch to expand your promotional potential, and a few tips for optimizing your Facebook status updates. More
NADRA Industry Update available through MultiBriefs app
NADRA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the NADRA Industry Update, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The NADRA Industry Update is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it's downloaded, you can add the NADRA feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. For those without iPhones, not to worry. We also have Blackberry and Droid versions. For Blackberry users, visit the Blackberry App World and search "MultiBriefs." Droid users can go to the Android Marketplace and search "MultiBriefs."
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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
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