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Happy Thanksgiving
NADRA
Thanksgiving is a time for joy and good cheer. On behalf of the entire board of directors and your home team at NADRA headquarters, may the good things of life be yours in abundance not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year. In keeping with tradition, feel free to take a few minutes (or 18 minutes and 37 seconds to be exact) to sit back, relax and enjoy Arlo Guthrie's, Alice's Restaurant!

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NADRA New Jersey Holiday Party
NADRA
Our 2013 Holiday Party will be at the home of Gustavo and Sandra delaCruz on Saturday, Dec. 7th at 5 p.m. Please RSVP here Be sure to bring your spouse/significant other!
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NADRA Atlanta Chapter Holiday Party
NADRA
We're coming up on the Holiday season and NADRA Atlanta Chapter is excited about our December Christmas meeting/party! Bring your spouse/significant other as we meet at Ray's On The River at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Dinner is $35 per person/member, $40 per person/non-member. Please RSVP by Dec. 5.
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NADRA NJ gets ready to launch annual deck competition
NADRA
Get your pictures ready! The local NJ Chapter of NADRA is getting ready to launch their annual local deck competition, complete with an awards dinner! More details to be announced next week!
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2014 marketing /advertising opportunities
NADRA
When you're planning your 2014 marketing budget, make sure to plan ahead to include NADRA. By supporting the organization and promoting NADRA in your marketing materials along with direct sponsorship of NADRA programs, the association is able to provide your company the very best possible exposure for your products and services. Stand out and let the industry know you are a proud supporter, an ambassador of NADRA! NADRA is available now to help you plan for 2014. Call us now to schedule a one-hour webinar with you and your team. Contact us. "Doing things for the right reason ... and having fun doing them!"
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Reality check: US lumber prices up in housing upturn
MNI
U.S. lumber prices have firmed in recent months as rising housing starts have put pressure on lean inventories, creating a supply shortage that has yet to fully unwind, executives and industry experts told MNI. Some further gains can be expected in 2014 as the housing recovery strengthens although the growth in single- and multi-family starts is expected to be modest by prerecession standards, pointing to commensurate gains for lumber prices.
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CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System used in the ProWood Desperate Deck Contest
PRWeb
National Nail Corp.'s CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System was used on ProWood's Desperate Deck Contest winner's brand new custom-built deck. The contest was held in April and the winner, Heather Foskey of Chesapeake, Va., was selected to receive a deck remodel complete with a fire pit, gazebo, arbor and other amenities.
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TimberTech deck expert Steve Senzatimore to appear on 'Taste of New York' TV show
PRNewswire via Digital Journal
Steve Senzatimore, owner of Easy Decks in Farmingdale, N.Y., recently wrapped up taping "A Taste of New York" TV segment on the advantages of composite materials for outdoor living spaces. For the segment, he used TimberTech's Earthwood Evolutions Terrain decking, an affordable "capped" composite that has a composite core, but with a protective shell encapsulating the board for added fade and stain resistance.
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8 great products from the 2013 DeckExpo
Remodeling
Editors from Professional Deck Builder magazine toured the floor of the 2013 Deck Expo and found a range of great products and tools to use on your next deck.
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Happy Thanksgiving
NADRA
Thanksgiving is a time for joy and good cheer. On behalf of the entire board of directors and your home team at NADRA headquarters, may the good things of life be yours in abundance not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.

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Boston Cedar hosts a game changing event for its northeast independent lumber and building materials dealers
NADRA Blog
Boston Cedar recently launched its new decking, railing and trim product line up at its "Game Changer" kickoff event held at the Omni Providence Hotel.

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Residential Decking & Railing — Regional market data
NADRA
Reports are currently available through NADRA! 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.

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NEWS YOU CAN USE


Outdoor decorations brighten the season
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Decorating for Christmas can be as simple as hanging a fresh pine wreath on the front door and sticking the pretrimmed aluminum Christmas tree where it has always gone, next to the couch in the living room. Or you can entertain the neighborhood — and beyond.
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A fire pit creates a relaxing outdoor amenity in your backyard
Reading Eagle Press
A fire pit is quite doable for anyone with a backyard who wants to create a relaxing evening outdoor amenity. Fire extends your outdoor living season well beyond the summer months by warming outdoor spaces. Even if you're on a budget, this can be an affordable weekend project that warms your nights with friends and family. Consider these options to find the perfect one for you.
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Emphasize safety when decorating for the holidays
Metroland News via Frontenac Gazette
Decking the halls for the holidays is a beloved tradition for many families. A home's exterior festooned with lights help create a festive holiday mood, while stockings hung by the chimney and a Christmas tree in the living room bring that holiday cheer inside. Though the holiday season is a festive time of year, it can quickly turn tragic if revelers do not emphasize safety when decorating their homes.
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The 4 interview questions that count
By Mel Kleiman
You can conduct a thorough interview with only four core questions. No more dreaming up talking points on the spot. No more planning or writing lists to remember everything you want to cover. The idea here is to take an applicant through their entire work history by asking the same four basic questions about each job.
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Marketing to the newest generation of shoppers
By Emma Fitzpatrick
A huge lifestyle and consumer trend is that the newest shoppers of 2014 will be hitting the market in a big way: the millennials. They're going to begin buying houses, which means decor, gardening and furniture, too. Millennials are those between the ages of 18-34, and they currently make up 23 percent of the U.S. population. That means that 23 percent of those with spending power in the upcoming year will be the millennials. Here are the top marketing tricks and tips to connect, engage and convert millennials from budding to devout customers.
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CALENDAR


Important dates to remember
NADRA
  • Dec. 7 — NADRA New Jersey Chapter Holiday Party RSVP HERE
  • Dec. 10 — NADRA Atlanta Chapter Holiday Party RSVP HERE
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


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