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#DeckComp14 deadline fast-approaching
NADRA
Do you plan to enter NADRAs National Deck Competition? If you have been waiting to enter, here is your incentive: NADRA HQ will pick one entry at random who will receive free entrance into the main event at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Enjoy cocktails, dinner and more on us! Enter early to win (by Sept 22nd) Actual Deadline for National Deck Competition isn't until October 5th. We will be selecting one winner from all competition entries that have been submitted by Monday, September 22nd. The more projects you enter, the better chance to win! Click here to enter the deck competition. There will not be an extension!
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NADRA Education Segment: Color, Design and Market Trends in Residential Outdoor Products
NADRA
Join us in the NADRA office for an educational segment from METAPHOR. Manufacturers and Designers ... pay attention! This one is for you! Ever wonder why a particular deck color was created? Learn from the folks that can see into the future for upcoming designs, trends and style.

When: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Time: 3–4 p.m.
Where: Baltimore Convention Center: Room 320


As a deck and patio builder are you prepared to assist your customers with their style decisions so you can put more money in your pocket? This seminar will give you well documented ideas that will help close more business, sell more trade ups and provide insights into possible new revenue streams. Read more here.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
Remodeling Show & DeckExpo

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October 22-24, 2014

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Save the date! NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting, Oct. 28
NADRA
I am pleased to announce that our next meeting will be right after the Deck Expo. I am sure we are all looking forward to the memories and stories that are told after such a great event. Please join us at the IVY for the fun activities planned for the night. We are so appreciative that Universal Forest Products is the evening sponsor, and look forward to learning about Deckoraters. We will also spend some time on the final details of the Deck for a Soldier build, then spend the rest of the time socializing with our fellow members and guests.

Sincerely,
NADRA Atlanta board and President, James Gunning

When: Oct. 28
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Ivy Buckhead, 3717 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Ga 30342
Sponsor: Universal Forest Products
Speaker: Kat Williams from Universal Forest Products
Cost: Member: $10/Non-Member: $15

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Short course now available on: Prescriptive and Engineering Design per the WFCM
NADRA
As a member of NADRA, Dr. Frank W. is a valuable partner, who provides insight and support with his construction and engineering knowledge and has been an active participant on NADRA's Education Committee. Read more here.

Who should attend?
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Building Officials
  • Builders
  • Designers
  • Engineered-wood-product (EWP) and truss framing designers
Suppliers of building products used in the residential construction and their sales staff may benefit as well by enhancing their knowledge of a code-conforming whole building design.

Course Materials and CEU Credit: Course materials include the 2012 Wood-Frame Construction Manual, the 2013 TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation, a notebook containing course materials, lunch on Thursday, continuous refreshment service, and a certificate for 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) are included in the registration fee.

When:September 24th - September 26th
Where: Roanoke, VA

For more specific information on course content, please contact Dr. Frank Woeste at (540) 951-0469, or e-mail: fwoeste@vt.edu

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• Cost: Up to 20% less than the competition.
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iPad Mini or $500 giveaway for best Phoenix photo!
Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc.
We invite you to participate in our Facebook Photo Contest!

We are looking for images of any Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc. product being enjoyed by family, friends or even your pets! Your images may show wildlife, landscapes, portraits, etc. You do not need to be in the photo to win, but are encouraged to have fun with it. Already have an iPad Mini? Not interested in the prize? No problem... how does a check for $500 sound? You got it!

Contest closes on September 19th. Once all submissions have been entered voting will begin! You haven't heard the best part!!! Your friends, family & fans can participate in the voting process. They can vote each day every day until voting closes on September 27th, 2014.

Details:
  • Contest Submission Period: September 5th, 2014 - September 19th, 2014
  • Contest Voting Period: September 20th, 2014 -September 27th, 20014
  • Grand Prize: (1) iPad Mini, (1) Apple TV Remote System, (1) iPad Mini Smart Case or $500! You choose!

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Deckorators Best Deck Contest winners announced!
Business Wire
Deckorators, from Universal Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, is proud to award Mark Roberts of Flemington, N.J., the Grand Prize in the 2014 Best Deck Contest, while Dawn Shelton of Portland, Oregon, was voted the winner of the new People’s Choice award.
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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
 


Decking alternatives making inroads in Australian market, but attitudes to composite products remain unchanged
Architecture & Design
Alternative decking boards — alternative to traditional timber decks, that is — now make up 50 percent of some areas in the American decking market, and one commentator says Australia will follow suit. Composite products are the dominant alternative to timber for decks in Australia, and most Australian suppliers offer either a wood-plastic composite or a rice husk-plastic version.
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Trex launches outdoor lighting product line on Amazon
Zacks
Trex Co. Inc. has made its foray into the e-commerce marketplace with the launch of its high-performing Trex Outdoor Lighting collection on Amazon.com — the reputed retail website of Amazon.com Inc. This will complement Trex’s traditional channel strategy, while making the brand and product line available to a wider consumer base.
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CertainTeed releases 1st webisode, music video for 2013 Living Spaces Facebook Home Makeover Video Contest
SYS-CON Media
CertainTeed launched its first webisode and music video in the 2013 Living Spaces Facebook Home Makeover Video Contest featuring the Bielfelt family of Mentor, Ohio. The Bielfelt family, the grand prize winner of the $75,000 exterior makeover, will be featured in a series of webisodes documenting the renovation of the 100-year-old home.
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Looking to share your expertise?
MultiBriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of NADRA Industry Update, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of NADRA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Front runner: Well-proportioned front porches help sell homes
Custom Home
A look through pattern books of pre-war houses is a reminder that most homes of the period had only one porch, at the front, typically eight feet deep. Back then, the front was a more desirable location for outdoor space. A front porch invited visitors and allowed for chance encounters with neighbors and friends. The backyard, on the other hand, was utilitarian with a garage, and even earlier, a stable or barn.
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A space has that capacity and more
Current in Fishers
Some outdoor living spaces have more capacity than others. Capacity to drive future spaces and how they are imagined, designed and lived in. The attention to detail on this deck, stone columns, exposed aggregate path slabs and especially the pergola, is stately and punctuated. This is space has that capacity, and more.
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28 outdoor projects everyone should know about
Houzz
For many Americans, fall is when the scorching summer temperatures finally ease to allow comfortable outdoor living. For others it’s a time to start planning for outdoor projects for spring. Either way, there’s a lot you can do to make your outdoor space more inviting.
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#DeckComp14 deadline fast-approaching
NADRA
Do you plan to enter NADRAs National Deck Competition? If you have been waiting to enter, here is your incentive: NADRA HQ will pick one entry at random who will receive free entrance into the main event at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

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5 tips and tricks to market your brand to millennials
By Emma Fitzpatrick
To thrive in the present and grow in the future, brands need to market, target and build relationships.

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US housing market hitting slowest period of year
By Archita Datta Majumdar
The U.S. housing market is headed for its slowest period of the year. Online search indicators have shown that the peak the housing industry enjoyed until early summer has shown signs of decline. Since July, the market has dwindled to below-average sales.

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5 small business success secrets that work for big business
Forbes
Lois Geller writes: One of the joys of running a small agency is that we get to work for all kinds of clients from the very small to the massive. I think we usually learn more from our work for smaller clients and that’s counterintuitive, isn’t it? When I was very young, I thought that knowledge and business experience flowed downhill from the lofty heights of executive boardrooms to home offices.
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The 4 digital marketing tools every business needs
Business 2 Community
Traditional marketing is not dead. People watch television, although commercials seem to be dominated by cellphone service providers, automobile manufacturers and insurance companies. People still listen to the radio and read magazines. Some see the ads in the few newspapers still in print. Direct mail and brochures are successful for some companies.
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A better way to do business
Switch & Shift
For the last few decades we’ve become increasingly trapped in thinking of business as all about profit. That has become the driving purpose of most businesses, with all other considerations being trampled by concerns for cold hard cash. But there’s a better way to do business. Better from the human side. Better from the customer side. And as it turns out, better from the profit side as well.
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10 awesome content marketing tips for small business
Business 2 Community
In a perfect world, small business owners could rely on word-of-mouth and basic marketing techniques to accomplish their revenue goals. However, in the past few years, as consumer intelligence has grown and with the constant availability of information by searching online, SEO has become the base component by which to be found by potential customers.
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