NADRA is proud to announce Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc. as our NADRA Rocks! Photo Contest winner
We would like to take a minute to thank Phoenix for their continued support of NADRA. It's members like you that keep us strong and moving forward. We are very lucky to have you so involved with NADRA.
We think you ROCK! You can "like" Phoenix on Facebook by clicking here.
"We have been able to network with some of the BEST in the industry due to being a part of NADRA. It has increased business and we feel confident with any NADRA builder using our products that they are installing and building decks and rails that are safe! Sienna and "Phoenix" (the puppy) enjoy being on a NADRA deck!" — Jen Sheridan, VP Sales/Marketing, Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc.
New Jersey Chapter Update
The next NADRA New Jersey chapter meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Fuddruckers located at 1271 Route 22 West, Bridgewater, N.J., 08807. The meeting will be sponsored by Windward Sales and will feature an exciting guest speaker, Dr. Tom Collins. He is a motivational speaker (among many other careers such as a board certified chiropractic physician, police officer and drill instructor) and will be motivating and empowering us to get more out of life. You do not want to miss this meeting! More
Atlanta Chapter Update
Thanks to everyone that attended [our last] meeting and helped with making it a success. The turn out was great with 52 signing the registry. The McCormick & Schmick facility was a definite step in the right direction although it's obvious we still need more space. Our chapter apparently made an impression on the staff there as well as the manager has offered to set up a private bar for us at our next meeting since our members just about ran the legs off the servers...lol. More
Join NADRA today!
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
3200 startups said this SAME thing
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The Startup Genome Project just released a very interesting study. In the study, which took six months to conduct, they gathered and analyzed data on more than 3200 startup companies in the technology field. Their goal: to identify the reason why some startups succeed, while others fail. Importantly, in their research, they identified the ONE reason that stood out more than all the others for business failure. That reason: premature scaling. So, what is "premature scaling?" Premature scaling is trying to grow your company too quickly. More
AZEK and VAST Enterprises establish strategic alliance
PR Newswire via MarketWatch Share
In an agreement signed on Aug. 31, AZEK Building Products Inc., manufacturer of the leading brand of premium, low-maintenance, exterior building products, and VAST® Enterprises, LLC, the materials science research and manufacturing company that invented and patented Composite Masonry, have established a strategic alliance. More
Orange family preserves lumber tradition in Southeast Texas
Beaumont Enterprise Share
The Rogers Lumber Co. in Orange, Texas, has been home to four generations of working lumbermen who continue to cut pine much like they did more than 40 years ago. In 1963, W. D. Rogers and his brother John moved their company and families from Camden, Ark., to Sour Lake, finally settling in Orange in 1965 at their current five-acre location. More
Homeowners, still cautious, choose moderate remodeling
Minneapolis Star Tribune via Kansas City Star Share
It's a common story for homeowners. Many are moving ahead with improvement projects, especially since the unpredictable housing market could make it less appealing to upgrade to a nicer house. But they are scaling back their ambitions and spending less. Home contractors are feeling the pinch. More
Remodeling activity reaches record levels according to BuildFax Remodeling Index for July
MarketWatch via The Wall Street Journal Share
With millions of Americans either unable to secure a mortgage or having to remain in their current home because they cannot sell the property, remodeling activity continues to soar. Recently, BuildFax unveiled its BuildFax Remodeling Index for July 2011 and it shows that remodeling activity reached a record high during the month. The data also indicates that as consumers are putting more discretionary income into their homes, there are now a record number of under-insured properties from coast to coast. More
Tennessee company's preservation plan: Invest in wood treatment
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A Rockford, Tenn., company known for its environmentally friendly pest control products is making big investments to keep a popular and safe wood preservative product on the market. Nisus Corp. will build a 10,000-square-foot factory and hire up to 28 employees over the next five years to produce and market copper naphthenate, a wood preservative used in pressure-treated railroad ties, telephone poles and bridge timbers. More
The jobs proposal will impact construction
Could the construction industry be on the verge of another stimulus bill? If passed, the proposed job creation plan could generate additional employment opportunities and more investment in infrastructure — which would mean more work for the construction industry. More