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Composite Decking & Railing Conference
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"Hands down one of the most rewarding shows we have been to!" says Michael Beaudry, executive vice president of NADRA. The camaraderie and networking were among the top highlights. NADRA's excited about their new partnership with Principia. Reports are currently available — whether your company is a regional or national manufacturer, distributor, retailer or contractor, you can now have access to the information that fits your needs and budget. Learn more by visiting NADRA's homepage — or download the form now to order your reports.

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NADRA Atlanta Chapter — October meeting recap
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Thanks to all those who attended the meeting last week at the Ivy in Buckhead. We had 41 in attendance with a good representation from builders, distributors and manufacturers. We held our "official" vote for the upcoming board members.

Please join me in congratulating our board for 2014-2015:
James Gunning — President
Mike Reasons — Vice President
Ginny Tibbetts — Secretary
Greg Mizerak — Treasurer

Special thanks to Bill Sullivan/AZEK for sponsoring this month's meeting. Bill gave us an update on Azek and Timbertech and shared their new product offering and direction. Our guest speaker was Dennis Connelly, Kurlan & Associates.

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Mark your calendars and save the date: Monday, Nov. 11
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The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Brick, NJ Deck for a soldier build is scheduled to take place on Veteran's Day, Monday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. The recipient of this beautiful deck is Sgt. Sean O'Connor a retired Marine who has served three combat tours in Iraq. Everyone is welcome to attend. We are especially asking that all manufacturers, distributors and builders who donated their time, materials and services try to be there. We will have refreshments for all who attend.
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LATEST NEWS


In housing, this deck looks stacked in investors' favor
The Motley Fool via DailyFinance
Just a couple of weeks ago, Trex's third quarter earnings were looking dubious in the wake of a disappointing Q2. And while those earnings proved relatively in line with what management told us to expect — a paltry 2 percent increase in sales — the stock price has nonetheless risen more than 27 percent as of this writing.
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Huttig Building Products new distributor of CAMO Fasteners
PRWeb
National Nail Corp. is proud to announce Huttig Building Products as a new distribution partner for their CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System and CAMO Exterior Screws. CAMO product is currently available from their Medford and Tigard, Ore., locations and their Auburn, Wash., location.
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Australia should expect immense growth in alternative decking market
Composite Materials Australia via Infolink
Eamon Hurley from Composite Materials Australia believes Australia is set to see exponential growth in the alternative decking market. Analysis out of the United States shows that the low maintenance category of decking has been growing its market share for just over a decade throughout the country.
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Huttig Building Products to distribute AZEK product line from 13 branches across eastern US
Marketwired
Huttig Building Products announced that it has executed a Distribution Agreement with CPG Building Products that expands their relationship and authorizes Huttig to distribute the complete line of AZEK products, including trim, deck, porch, rail, mouldings and pavers from 13 Huttig branch locations throughout the eastern United States servicing 21 states.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


10 content marketing ideas that will get the creative juices flowing
NADRA Blog
Your marketing department, whether it be a team of 10 or an army of one, recognize the importance of content marketing, but you don't know what to blog or write about. Here are 10 tips to help you get started.
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Composite Decking & Railing Conference
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"Hands down one of the most rewarding shows we have been to!" says Michael Beaudry, executive vice president of NADRA. The camaraderie and networking were among the top highlights. NADRA's excited about their new partnership with Principia.

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DeckExpo 2013: Deceuninck to Highlight Clubhouse Decking and Elite Railing
AZoM
Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors and outdoor living, will highlight its Clubhouse Decking and Elite Railing to leading deck industry professionals during DeckExpo 2013.

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Are you 'highly recommended?' Here's why it matters
FoxBusiness
Word-of-mouth marketing can be a boon for smaller companies, especially if that marketing message is positive. But if customer reviews and recommendations take a turn for the worst, an entire business can go down the tubes.

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LEADERSHIP


Learning to lead through learning to follow
By Andy Curtis
Leadership in English language teaching appears to have been relatively overlooked, apart from a few helpful and useful books. But when we look at the tens of thousands of books and papers on leadership in other areas, such as business and heath care, we can see that the vast majority of them are about experiences of leading, not experiences of following. In the same way that the voices of the learners are often conspicuous by their absence in many studies that claim to be about teaching and learning, the voices of the "followers" are similarly absent in the leadership literature.
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Promotional items: What not to buy
By Nick Merrill
After a lot of time spent in large-market radio promotions, I've seen a wide variety of promotional items, from the traditional to the extravagant to the bizarre. And you’d be surprised what the most effective promotional or “giveaway” items are. Sometimes, more money spent does not equal greater brand impact. Here are a few tips to help you achieve the maximum bang for your promotions buck.
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