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National Deck Competition offers categories for vendor members: wood decking, alternative decking and outdoor living accessories
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There are three new vendor categories this year in NADRA’s National Deck Competition. Each year we receive phone calls at NADRA Headquarters from manufacturers asking about which categories they can enter. Our answer each year has been “Sorry, the competition is only for builder members, maybe we can add it in the future.” Well, that time is upon us. We would like to encourage all vendor members to take a look at the three new categories below and enter the competition this year.

New Vendor Categories:
- Vendor Wood Deck Project
  • Vendor Wood Project Category Rules: For distributor, retailer or manufacturer members of wood decking — pressure treated, cedar, redwood, southern pine, ipe, hardwoods, etc. The vendor member must enter the competition, not the builder. Projects may include residential or commercial projects. No price limit.

  • - Vendor Alternative Deck Project
  • Read full description here

  • - Vendor Accessory Project
  • Read full description here

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    NADRA Golf Tournament: Register today or become a sponsor
    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. Please click here for sponsorship opportunities.
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    October 22-24, 2014

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    NADRA NJ Chapter Meeting: Sept. 16
    NADRA
    RSVP here to attend the New Jersey Chapter Meeting on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. Cost is $20/member, $25/non-member. Please bring cash or check to pay at the door. Our speaker will be Rich Largman from Empire of Hope "How to work on your business not for your business."

    When: Tuesday, Sept. 16th, 6 p.m.
    Where: Chimney Rock Inn, 800 N. Thompson Ave., Bound Brook, NJ
    Speaker: Rich Largman from Empire of Hope “How to work on your business not for your business”
    Cost: $20/member, $25/non-member (first two meetings are FREE)
    RSVP: Click here

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    WOLF PVC Decking — Top 100 New Building Products for 2014
    WOLF
    We’re proud to announce that WOLF PVC Decking has been named to Professional Builder Magazine’s “Top 100 New Building Products” for 2014. Each year, 100 innovative products are selected based on nominations and comments by the magazine’s readers and editors. Read more here.
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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.
    20 Year Warranty and the best Industry support!

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


    Housing sales are hoisting the prices of lumber
    South Bend Tribune
    A slew of shockingly good housing data shook U.S. markets, especially lumber. Reports showed that construction of new homes is rising from the post-recession doldrums and that sales of existing homes increased for the fourth straight month. Lumber, which is closely tied to the construction industry, has been rising with the restrengthening housing market, reaching a five-month high at $355 per thousand board feet.
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    Deck support: It's what's beneath the surface that counts
    BPT via Timesonline.com
    The substructure of your deck is the heart of its durability and the foundation for its aesthetics. Until recently, wood was the go-to material for builders and contractors but many professionals are now switching to steel for its superior structural integrity and design flexibility.
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    Sales of US new homes fall in July
    The Associated Press via ABC News
    Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery. The Commerce Department said Monday that new-home sales fell 2.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000. The report also revised up the June sales rate to 422,000 from 406,000.
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    The 4 best ways to invest in your own home
    The Motley Fool
    While your home is not exactly an "investment" in every sense of the word, it does have the ability to appreciate or decline in value over time. And, from an investment perspective, making improvements to your house can be a great use of your discretionary income.
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    Designing with wood explores rustic possibilities
    The Associated Press via Pensacola News Journal
    Working with wood comes naturally to New York interior designer Dan Faires. He grew up in an old farmhouse and has been developing his carpentry skills for much of his life. So in any house or apartment he occupies, he finds creative ways to decorate with this natural material. To rehab an apartment in Arkansas recently, he covered the dark pine floor with coats of glossy white paint, instantly brightening the room and making it seem larger.
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    5 outdoor living trends and tips
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    The Fall Atlanta Home Show returns on Sept. 5-7, just in time for the season where we relish spending more time on patios, porches and decks. With a new component — an Outdoor Living Expo — the event will feature 300 exhibitors and inspiration from guest speakers such as landscape designer Ahmed Hassan, original host of HGTV and DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers.” Exhibitors shared five trends and tips for outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, landscaping and more.
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    Affordable housing is drawing people away from the coasts
    By Archita Datta Majumdar
    An analysis of Red Fin data shows that inland cities — like Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Oklahoma City; Austin, Texas; and Provo, Utah — are luring in young American families with their housing affordability, low cost of living and economic growth.

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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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    The 5 biggest small business marketing mistakes
    The Huffington Post
    Unless your business is marketing, it's often one of the biggest challenges in running your small business. Like many small businesses, it's tough to know how to effectively get your message out to your ideal customer. Regardless of your level of marketing expertise, you can follow this advice to avoid these five biggest small business marketing mistakes.
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    The 6 step social media marketing strategy plan for your business
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    Social media is more than just a fun way to engage and communicate with friends. It can be an extremely powerful business marketing tool if strategically implemented. A common mistake businesses make is failing to develop a formal social media plan. Having a plan for social media is just as important as it is any marketing strategy. A savvy business owner does not buy traditional advertising without developing a plan, and the same applies with social media.
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