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NADRA HIGHLIGHTS

NADRA's 2013 Main Event


  • Save the date! NADRA National Industry Awards & The Annual After Party! Join us at Howl at The Moon on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. Registration opens Monday, Aug. 26.
  • 2013 Annual Meeting — Thursday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m. in room E353b — Registration is not required. Open to all industry professionals!
  • Sponsorship opportunities available — click here to get involved in the 2013 Main Event! Thank you, sponsors:
  • National Deck Competition — Contest portal opening soon!
  • NADRA Education/Certification — Click here to register.
    • 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
  • Classes 1 and 2 are available online — click here for more details
  • DeckExpo Registration is open — register here.

  • *** Attention NADRA members: The code, "NADRA," will provide you with free exhibit hall access!
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    Win a trip to Hawaii for two!
    We are excited to announce the new ratings and reviews feature on the NADRA buyer's guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your peers in the industry. Please visit the NADRA buyers guide, search by company name and write a review to be entered for a chance to win airfare and seven nights at a luxury resort in Hawaii!
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    NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting Recap
    NADRA
    It was another successful meeting for the Atlanta NADRA Chapter on Tuesday, Aug. 20 held at the Ivy in Buckhead. We had 55 in attendance which included several visitors. Special thanks to Dixie Plywood for sponsoring this month's meeting. Dixie highlighted the Fortress Railing line and Craig Smith/Regional Sales Manager was on hand to go through the product line and what it has to offer. Our guest speaker was Danny Bachman, president of Dixie Plywood. Danny gave us an overview of the role of distribution in our industry with a special emphasis on "service" to the channel. He also updated us on positive economic news and trends for our market. Special thanks to Danny for agreeing to be with us this month.
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    Everything you need to know about pressure washers
    Popular Mechanics
    Summer is great, but it's dirty. Before you know it, mud, pollen, mildew, dried grass clippings and the greasy film from air pollution can cover everything in sight. The pressure washer makes short work of tough cleaning jobs and solves other problems such as removing flaking or blistered paint.
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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
     
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    NADRA Blog
    Screw Products, Inc. has been selected for the 2013 Best of Gig Harbor Award in the Fasteners & Fastening Equipment category by the Gig Harbor Award Program. Each year, the Gig Harbor Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.
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    Trex launches online material estimator tool for Trex Elevations
    ThomasNet News
    Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, recently launched a new Online Material Estimator Tool for its high-performance Trex Elevations Steel Deck Framing System. Accessible from the Trex website, the resource makes it possible for both professionals and do-it-yourselfers to easily create a deck framing plan consistent with the applicable code report for Elevations steel deck framing.
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    Outdoor living extends to high-end kitchens
    Richmond Times-Dispatch
    David and Janice Abady tend to stay a little closer to home these days because just about anything they can eat at a restaurant they can make at home — and have fun doing it.
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    Big lumber retailers pound down independents
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    When Americans need lumber, most automatically head to the big box stores. And while Home Depot and Lowe's have reported sharp increases in sales, independent lumber retailers continue to leave the scene.
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    Outdoor Living Brands featured on CNN Money
    PRWeb via San Francisco Chronicle
    While attending the International Franchise Expo in New York City in June, Outdoor Living Brands' Shemar Pucel was interviewed by CNN Money's Alan Taylor about the company's four franchise concepts that include Archadeck Outdoor Living, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, Mosquito Squad and Renew Crew.
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    Azek and TimberTech parent company sold to pension fund
    Plastic News
    CPG International Inc. announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds managed by Ares Management LLC and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. The seller is New York-based private equity firm AEA Investors LP, which bought CPG in May 2005.
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    Outdoor living extends to high-end kitchens
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    Building code or product catalog?
    NADRA
    The development of the 2015 IRC is halfway through, and there's likely going to be some new regulations for the construction industry to adjust to. For the decking industry, there's lobbying working to create new building codes around specific product lines.

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    Effect of 2013 social media trends on your business
    By Emma Fitzpatrick
    Examiner reported in its 2013 Social Media Marketing Report that a whopping 97 percent of marketers now integrate social media into their plans. But, according to the report, only 1 in 4 were able to measure the return on investment.

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    Online reviews drive sales and build brand reputation
    By Emma Fitzpatrick
    Seven of 10 customers trust online reviews just as much as word-of-mouth recommendations. Therefore, online reviews need to be part of every comprehensive marketing plan. One way to garner online reviews is by creating sampling programs and sending them to key influencers in different mediums. This article examines the correlation between online reviews and profitability, and businesses will get insider tips to make their next online review stellar.
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    5 ways to unleash the power of your people
    Forbes
    Let's be honest. A lot of people are unhappy at their jobs. They feel unfulfilled, unappreciated, stifled and just plain bored. And their performance reflects it. Many of us have been there at some point in our work lives: crummy boss, lame culture and defeated colleagues who could pass for zombies in a pinch.
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    Building blocks: The sales process
    By Teresa Hiatt
    Challenges — every struggling sales company has them. It starts with mixed messaging when the sales team is selling things to the customer that the service team can't really deliver. This leads to customer complaints and delays; everything takes 30 percent longer to do than it should, from quoting an order to final delivery and applying payments. Pretty soon, no one trusts anything in the pipeline. The root cause is a broken sales process.
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