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Builders' Show heads back to Florida
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Coming off two years in Las Vegas, perhaps a change of scenery will do some good for the International Builders' Show. The annual trade show hosted by the National Association of Home Builders returns this year to Florida, where it's set to run next week at the Orange County Convention Center. More

Trex Company introduces DeckWorks™ deck design software
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Trex Company is introducing a deck design program for contractors, designers and landscape architects. According to a release, DeckWorks operates as a plug-in for the Vectorworks, platform, allowing professionals to produce and output realistic 3-D photo renderings of outdoor living spaces for their customers. More

Deceuninck endures downturn, prepares new PVC decking
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Deceuninck North America LLC took steps to endure the collapsing U.S. home construction industry — laying off several hundred employees and closing two plants and a distribution center, to consolidate all window and decking extrusion into its main plant in Ohio. Through it all, Deceuninck leaders maintained an integrated strategy of product innovation, material science, expertise in tooling and extrusion and partnering with customers. More

Deck builders shell out extra for capstocks
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The latest trend in composite decking has been going all vinyl-but just on the surface. Over the last year, several major manufacturers have introduced hybrid lines: composite deck boards encased in an all-vinyl "capstock." The harder outside shell is said to provide greater durability and resistance to staining, scratching, fading and moisture. It can be cleaned up with soap and water, and produced in rich, dark colors. More

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Polymera starts to produce wood-plastic composites
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Three industry veterans have started Polymera Inc. to produce wood-plastic composite materials and custom profiles. Herb Hutchison, vice president and general manager, said Polymera should begin production at the end of the first quarter, in a 160,000-square-foot factory in Hebron, near Columbus, Ohio. More

November construction starts jump 35 percent from October
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Reed Construction Data announced recently that the year-to-date value of construction starts through November, excluding residential contracts, totaled $241.5 billion, 1.0 percent less than during the same months in 2009. Individual month of November starts were 35 percent above October and 13 percent above last November. November is a seasonally weak month for construction starts. Only February is weaker. So the November starts surge is much stronger than the nominal 35 percent gain. 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

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