Gearing up for your 2013 marketing and budget plan? Don't forget to include NADRA in your planning
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!"
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NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide
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.
NADRA 2012 National Deck Awards Winners — 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners announced
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Look forward to seeing everyone!
NADRA National Code Meeting recap
NADRA Blog: Glenn Mathewson Share
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
The Fortress Company Share
Your deck could be the cover of the Fortress Railing Products 2013 Calendar!
The rules are simple, check them out here.
Outside is the heart of home
The San Diego Union-Tribune Share
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
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.
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
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
NADRA Blog Share
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
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
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
Setting yourself apart in a competitive industry
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
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
Content marketing research: 5 ways you should adapt for 2013
Content Marketing Institute Share
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
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