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New technology in synthetic decking poised to challenge capped composites
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Synthetic decking manufacturers have staked future sales and profits on the performance and growth of ultra-low maintenance decking, including capped composites and cellular PVC. These new products have gained rapid acceptance by consumers despite a high price point, with most products retailing for more than $3.00 per lineal foot. Will the high price point limit the product's use to the upper end of the market? Will the products perform as advertised? Several manufacturers and/or wholesale distributors aren't betting the future on these products. More




Lumber industry concerned about new federal wage regulations
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Lumber companies are crying foul over new wage regulations. The federal government wants them to pay legal immigrants or guest workers as much as $20 an hour for labor. The companies say the new rules could put them out of business. The timber that makes onto log trucks comes from pine trees planted by companies like Pritchett Forestry Service, of Sweetwater, Ala. More

Prices for construction services rise in July
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The amount contractors pay for construction materials and charge for completed projects both increased in July, as firms were finally able to charge more for work, according to an analysis of producer price index figures released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said, however, that it was too early to tell whether contractors will continue to be able to raise prices in the face of declining public sector investments in construction. More

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OSHA releases free mobile app to monitor heat index
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As part of continuing educational efforts by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration about the dangers of extreme heat, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced the release of a free application for mobile devices that will enable workers and supervisors to monitor the heat index at their work sites in order to prevent heat-related illnesses. More

Competitive intelligence: Full speed ahead
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These guys are either slow learners or more savvy than the rest of us. We're betting on the latter. Kreofsky Building Systems, of Plainview, Minn., began life in the 1920s when Henry Kreofsky made a name for himself building hip-roofed barns in southeastern Minnesota. By the 1970s, his construction company had branched out into selling building supplies as well. More



Construction employment reaches 15-month high in July
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An analysis of federal employment data performed by the Association of General Contractors in August shows construction employment inched up by 8,000 jobs to a 15-month high in July but remained far below the peak set in early 2006. AGC officials say a grim outlook for public sector construction activity will act as a drag on expanding private sector construction. The AGC is urging lawmakers to pass adequate long-term funding for public projects, without what the agency says are "unnecessary strings attached." More

Green building industry to hold 20 percent share by 2013
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In only a handful of years, green building has moved from obscurity to a significant trend in the global construction market. Canaccord Genuity expects its share of the world construction market to be over 20 percent by 2013. Longer-term, they expect green building practices to become the norm in the construction industry. More

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Important dates to remember
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  • Oct. 3-4 - WPC Conference 2011: Decking & Outdoor Living Products in Charlotte, N.C. Click HERE for more details.
  • Oct. 12-15 - DeckExpo 2011: Exhibits on Oct. 13-15, and the Confernce is on Oct. 12-15, at the Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill. Click HERE for more details.
  • Oct. 13 - NADRA Main Event happening at DeckExpo...date and location to be announced soon! Stay tuned to learn more about NADRA's Annual Meeting, Dinner Party, Deck Competition and Awards Ceremony!

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


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

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