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Mark your calendar for the first NADRA New England Chapter meeting
When: Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.

Where: Harvey Corporate Office located at 1400 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Waltham, Mass., 02451

RSVP: Fred Aldrich at 781-398-7722 or

Builders, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers who want to get involved are welcome!

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NADRA New Jersey Chapter holds first meeting of 2011 on Wednesday, Jan. 19
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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, Jan. 19, at the following location: Myles F. Kelly, Inc/Chatham 100 Summit Ave. Chatham, N.J. 07928 973-635-9000

Please RSVP to Bari Siano at 973-464-4373 or or Lainie Sleppin at 973-943-3496 or

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!

NADRA Pennsylvania Chapter meeting on Jan. 25
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When: Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.

Where: Fox & Hound Pub & Grille, 160 N. Gulph Road, Suite 211, King of Prussia, Pa. 19406, (610) 962-0922

RSVP: Stacey at Breyer Construction: or 610.376.8086

The speaker will be Brian Brown from Reach Local in Bala Cynwood, Pa. Reach Local is a new innovative way to market your deck business through the internet and existing website. "The rules as we know them have changed!" This will be an outstanding way to renew your understanding of the internet advertising in your region.

Split Decision: The decking market is skewing toward high- and low-end products
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The product itself may be flat, but the key shape in decking's future is a dumbbell. That's how decking experts predict the sales chart for their market will look in coming years. The bulge on one end will be taken up by low-cost wooden decking products, they say, while the bulge on the other is where you'll find much more expensive, plastics-based goods. That evolution toward a dumbbell market is only one of several major trends that are taking place in the decking market. More

Dealer groups help launch product verification program
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A group of regional building material supplier associations joined with the Intertek product testing and certification company to launch the Claim Check Verification Program, an independent program designed to assure that manufacturers can back up their product claims. More

Enduris® announces Encore™, a new code-approved vinyl-coated composite railing system
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Enduris®, a leading manufacturer of cellular PVC decking, railing, and vinyl fencing, has just announced the introduction of a new Code-Approved PVC Coated Composite Railing System. The new line of high style, low-maintenance railing called Encore™ has met stringent third party audit and testing requirements, is supported with a limited lifetime warranty. The new railing product was launched at the 2011 International Builders Show in Orlando. More

Lumber booms in midst of home building's bust
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Lumber has bounced back to prices seen during last decade's boom in U.S. housing even though the home building industry, one of the biggest sources of demand, is still in a bust. Lumber traded at $340 per 1,000 board feet - the highest price since May 2006, when starts were more than triple their current pace. Futures jumped as much as 94 percent since June and rose by the exchange's $10 daily limit three times. More

DIYers smarter, more budget-conscious in 2011
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Trends drive the housing and home improvement industries, and 2011 will see its fair share of trends that will impact what products are available and what projects many homeowners choose to tackle. In talking with people in the industry, one trend they are noticing is homeowners starting to do more than just "maintain" their home. More

Ecolife™ - Better Decks Cost Less
Build Better, Build Greener with Ecolife™ Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood. Built-in weathering protection and stabilizing properties dramatically reduce cracking, warping and splitting for fewer CALLBACKS. MORE

NADRA Highlights

Check out NADRA 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. 19 - NADRA New Jersey Chapter meeting at Myles F. Kelly, Inc/Chatham, 100 Summit Ave., Chatham, N.J., 07928
  • Jan. 25 - NADRA Pennsylvania Chapter meeting at 6 p.m. at Fox & Hound Pub & Grille, 160 N. Gulph Road, Suite 211, King of Prussia, Pa. 19406
  • Feb. 8 - NADRA New England Chapter meeting at 2 p.m. at Harvey corporate office located at 1400 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Waltham, Mass., 02451
  • 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, Minn., 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

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

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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