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Attention NADRA members!
NADRA will be attending the International Builders Show next week! If you are a NADRA member, and we see you wearing your NADRA lanyard from DeckExpo, we will put your name in the hat for a chance to win a prize! The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Jan. 19 edition of the NADRA Industry Update!

"I am really looking forward to seeing everyone next week, it will be so refreshing to walk the show floor and have time to stop and see our members products. I can't wait! If you would like to schedule time to discuss NADRA benefits and programs for 2011 during the IBS, please email me at Happy New Year!"

— Heather Beaudry

NADRA New Jersey Chapter holds first meeting of 2011 on Wednesday, Jan. 12
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Happy new year to all!

It's time for our first New Jersey Chapter NADRA meeting of 2011! Please join us in starting a new year. We have so many things to look forward to in decking this year: new colors, new accessories, even more involvement from manufacturers and distributors, an organization that gets stronger and better with every new member and so much more!

Deck season starts now! Yes, there may be snow on the ground. Mr. & Mrs. Homeowner may not be thinking of their brand new deck at this minute. However, planning starts now. Be ready when the weather breaks. Be ready for the phone to ring. It's time to be proactive in growing your business and that starts with your participation in your local NADRA Chapter.

Our first meeting of 2011 will take place on Wednesday, January 12, at the following location:
Myles F. Kelly, Inc/Chatham
100 Summit Ave.
Chatham, N.J. 07928

Please RSVP to Bari Siano at 973-464-4373 or or Lainie Sleppin at 973-943-3496 or Please RSVP no later than Jan. 10 to ensure a proper head count.

We look forward to seeing you there! Don't forget 'The Power of One' — if everyone brings one potential new member, our growth is limitless. Bring a potential new member!

Trex Company enters into licensing partnership with CurveIt
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Trex Company, a manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Colorado-based CurveIt, to develop and market a solution for heating and bending Trex products on the job site. The company said the Trex CustomCurve Heating and Bending Solution offers Trex's professional partners yet another way to stay ahead of the curve - making it easier to create remarkable customized outdoor living spaces. More

Ryobi portable table saws recalled
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One World Technologies of Anderson, S.C., is recalling Ryobi portable table saws with potentially misaligned saw blades, consumer safety regulators said. About 21,500 Ryobi RTS20 portable table saws were imported from China and sold nationwide from July 2010 through October 2010 and sold for about $200, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. More

Construction spending up for third straight month
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Builders began work on more homes and the government boosted its investment in federal construction projects in November, marking a third straight monthly increase after a dismal summer. Construction spending increased 0.4 percent in November, the Commerce Department said this week. Still, building activity is only 2.3 percent higher than in August, when it had fallen to the lowest level in a decade. More

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Housing starts seen rising to 3-year high in 2011
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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke may be about to get help in his attempt to boost the economy, from an industry at rock-bottom: housing. Job growth, even with unemployment at 9.4 percent or higher since May 2009, and an increasing U.S. population mean home construction probably will improve in 2011 from its near-record low. More

Small business borrowing jumps again
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Borrowing by small U.S. businesses jumped in November to the highest level in more than two years, PayNet Inc. reported recently, as entrepreneurs invested in their businesses and did a better job of paying existing debts. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of financing to U.S. small businesses, rose 17 percent in November from a year earlier, PayNet said. More

US economic growth revised up to 2.6 percent for third quarter
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U.S. economy grew at an annualized pace of 2.6 percent in the third quarter of 2010, slightly faster than the previous estimate of 2.5 percent, figures have shown. However, the rate was lower than expectations, with some analysts expecting a figure closer to 3 percent. Earlier this month, the U.S. Federal Reserve said the U.S. recovery was still too slow to bring down the country's high level of unemployment. More

NADRA Highlights

NADRA is now on Facebook!
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Be among the first to learn NADRA news and updates by joining us on Facebook. Network with other NADRA members. Check out their deck photos or product promotions from manufacturer members. Join your local chapter's Facebook page and see pictures from local events or accept invitations to local meetings. More

Important dates to remember

  • Jan. 12 - New Jersey Chapter meeting - location TBD
  • Jan. 12-15 - International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla.
  • Feb. 8-10 - Fence Tech 2011 in Las Vegas
  • Feb. 16 - NADRA Minnesota Chapter meeting at 5:15 p.m. CST at Simpson Strong-Tie, 3711 Kennebec Drive, Suite 700, Eagan, MN, 55122
  • March 2-5 - Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo in Salt Lake City
  • March 23-26 - JLC Live Residential Construction Show in Providence, R.I.
  • April 6-8 - Atlantic Builders Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.

For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

Join NADRA today!
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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

Don't forget to check out the NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide!

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