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Gearing up for your 2013 marketing and budget plan? Don't forget to include NADRA in your planning
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Curious to learn ways you can utilize your NADRA membership in 2013? Schedule a consultation with NADRA Headquarters between now and Dec. 1. Whether you are looking for more content to share, email solutions, advertising, national event involvement, education, social media ... you name it, NADRA is here to help you plan for success. "Doing things for the right reason ... and having fun doing them!"
Call us direct at 215.679.4884 to schedule a conference call.




NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide
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NADRA now helps the entire deck and railing industry cut through the clutter of traditional search engine results with our NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide. Easily accessible from a link on the NADRA homepage, the NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide enables professionals like you to conveniently perform targeted searches for industry-related products and services using either a keyword search or a directory search by product category. Both methods produce the most industry-relevant results on the Web.

We feel confident you will find the NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide a valuable tool for researching, selecting and purchasing the industry resources you're looking for. Please take a few minutes to visit our guide by clicking here and see how it can work for you.


Technology Built for the Building Materials Industry

Luxwood provides simple, easy to use design software when the bill of materials must match the design. Design a deck faster with Luxwood Design Tools than with any other system on the market today. Good graphics combined with flexibility, quick and easy revisions plus the ability to display the deck on a picture of your prospect's house make this an unparalleled selling tool for decks. MORE


NADRA 2012 National Deck Awards Winners — 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners announced
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There were eight categories for the 2012 National Deck Competition with the ninth being the overall best deck of 2012. Congratulations to all of the winners. More

NADRA New Jersey Chapter Meeting: Nov. 13 at 6 p.m.
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The next New Jersey chapter meeting will be Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Chimney Rock Inn in Bound Brook. Trex will be our sponsor for this meeting. Keep an eye out for the e-vite. If you are not currently on the N.J. mailing list and would like an invite to this meeting, please email Judy at: jverbl@aol.com. Look forward to seeing everyone!

LATEST NEWS


NADRA National Code Meeting recap
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We were quite pleased by the turnout of professionals that attended the meeting at DeckExpo about the development of the 2015 IRC. Members from all aspects of our industry sat together while we delivered a message about the upcoming code modification process, the goals, needs and the current status of NADRA in regard to this process. This was followed by an open format for member to discuss their concerns and ideas and to ask questions. More

Fortress 2013 Calendar Contest
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Your deck could be the cover of the Fortress Railing Products 2013 Calendar!
  • Grand prize winner will receive the new iPad and will be featured on the cover and January of the calendar
  • 2nd place will receive a $250 cash prize and will be featured in February
  • 3rd place will receive a $100 cash prize and will be featured in March
    The rules are simple, check them out here.




  • Outside is the heart of home
    The San Diego Union-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Ryland Homes' Bella Vista neighborhood in San Elijo Hills, Calif., turns the homes inside out to take advantage of panoramic ocean and backcountry views. "The location and view orientation was the driving force behind the design," said Richard P. Douglass, division president of Ryland Homes, Southern California Division. More

    Home remodeling spending set to accelerate
    Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    An improving housing market and record low interest rates are driving projections of strong gains in home improvement activity through the end of the year and into the first half of 2013, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. More



    Deceuninck North America's Clubhouse PVC decking revitalizes the porches on an historic tavern in Bedford, Pa.
    PRNewswire    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Deceuninck North America a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, has contributed to the restoration of the decks and patios at Jean Bonnet Tavern, an historic tavern and inn in Bedford, Pa. More

    An alternative to hardwoods
    AZoM    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Jan Terje Nielsen, Director of Marketing at Kebony AS, talks to AZoM about the need for alternatives to hardwoods and the environmental benefits of this. Interview conducted by Gary Thomas. More

    Fiberon announces distribution agreement with Guardian Building Products
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    Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, announces a distribution relationship with Guardian Building Products Distribution Inc., based in Greer, S.C., for North America distribution of Fiberon decking and railing product lines. "We are delighted with the new partnership with Guardian." said Doug Mancosh, president and CEO of Fiberon. "It is a world class company and strategically a great fit for Fiberon." More



    Fall is a fine time to check your deck
    The Daily Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Mario Conlin has seen firsthand when deck maintenance goes wrong. Conlin's neighbor was trying to be proactive when he applied a water seal to his deck — but neglected to check the weather report before starting. The rain soon followed, and the freshly sealed deck didn't have time to properly dry. More

    Universal Forest Products expands industrial reach
    Stock Market Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Universal Forest Products, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries is expanding the company's industrial business in the northwest United States with the acquisition of the operating assets of Nepa Pallet and Container Co., Inc., a manufacturer of pallets, containers and bins for agricultural and industrial customers. More

    LEADERSHIP


    Setting yourself apart in a competitive industry
    Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In an industry with tons of players, you're going to have competition. In fact, you'll need to accept the fact that you're going to have competition no matter what. In these huge industries, how can you set your company up as a major player that stands out from the crowd? In a nutshell, it comes down to differentiation, thought leadership and expertise. More

    3 ways goofing off at work can make your company more innovative
    Entrepreneur    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    If you still think the best way to move your business forward is to be chained to your desk or smartphone, it's time to loosen up. Innovative companies like Google have proven that you can let yourself and your employees have a good time at work and still be productive. More

    MoistureShield Composite Decking

    MoistureShield composite decking combines the design flexibility and appearance of wood, with the durability and weather-resistance of plastic. The result is a high performance decking material with enduring strength and color retention designed to last in any installation, whether it’s on or in the ground or water. MORE


    Content marketing research: 5 ways you should adapt for 2013
    Content Marketing Institute    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In the next few weeks, companies will be working on their marketing plans for 2013 and, for many of them, content marketing will play a part in those plans. If you are involved in planning those content marketing efforts, you will likely need to consider a few important changes in online consumer behavior. More

    Marketing: 3 big mistakes
    Remodeling Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Make a mistake on a job, and you know pretty quickly what it costs. But if you make a mistake in the way you're promoting your company and generating new business, it's not so obvious — until there's a problem. Here are three key mistakes remodelers often make. More

    CALENDAR


    Fiberon: Equal Parts Beauty and Durability

    Offer your customers beautiful Fiberon Horizon decking for dramatic, exotic wood tones and durability second to none. Your craftsmanship with Horizon decking provides customers the ultimate in long-lasting good looks, backed by a 25-year performance, stain and fade warranty. Visit Fiberon for beautiful composite decking and railing options. MORE


    Important dates to remember
    NADRA
    • Nov. 13 — NJ Chapter Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Chimney Rock Inn in Bound Brook
    For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


     


    The Kits Make It Easy

    Patented hardware & convenient kitting separates Ultra-Tec from the rest. Watch video. For samples click here.


    TimberTech
    is one of the world's top producers of high-performance decking, railing, fencing and lighting solutions.
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    MoistureShield Composite Decking

    MoistureShield composite decking combines the design flexibility and appearance of wood, with the durability and weather-resistance of plastic.
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    FiberPRO's Earn More Money

    FiberPRO's earn rebates on every composite decking board Fiberon makes. Easy sign up here.


    Make Your Outdoor Sanctuary Glow

    FortressAccents LED Glow Rings emit a warm glow and uses 80% less energy than traditional incandescent lights.
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