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Be on the look out for an exciting announcement about a brand new NADRA Education Class, Reception and Dinner taking place this March......Coming soon to New England!

New for 2011 through the Fiberpro Deck Dollars Program
Fiberon will pay half your annual NADRA Membership Dues!

Fiberon is proud to be a charter member of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), whose mission is to provide a unified source for professional development and a voice for code development for the decking and railing industry in North America. Fiberon is dedicated to Fiberon deck builders and the support of our industry association. Through the Fiberpro Deck Dollars program, Fiberon will pay half Fiberpros' annual membership dues after an initial Fiberon product purchase. Here's how:
  • Easy sign-up for professional deck builders into the Fiberpro Program:
  • As an approved Fiberpro, you automatically qualify for the Deck Dollars Rebate Program.
  • Use your same log in to access Deck Dollars to submit Fiberon Purchases online for your Deck Dollars Rebate:
  • After initial purchase of Fiberon products, enter submissions for your product rebate(s) and reimbursement of half your annual NADRA membership dues under the appropriate Promotion link in the Deck Dollars Rebate Program.
  • After entering purchases online, send in your receipt(s) via email to or fax to 704-463-2162 or mail to Fiberon Deck Dollars, 198 Random Dr., New London, N.C. 28127.
  • Receipts and submission forms received by Fiberon by the 20th of each month will be credited to individual Fiberpro MasterCards at the end of each month. Fiberpros can check their available balances by accessing the Fiberpro Deck Dollars web page via this link from the Fiberon website: Dollars.

NADRA Georgia Chapter meeting Feb. 15
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A note from the President of the Atlanta, Georgia Chapter of NADRA:

Hello Atlanta Chapter Members:

It's time to get ready for our Feb. 15 meeting. It will be held at the Prado Taco Mac on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Our speaker will be Mr. Tom Howard of the Norton Group who will discuss the 2011 economic forecast.

Please remember that our meetings for this year will on the third Tuesday of the month in February, April, June, August, October and December.

Bobby Parks
Greater Atlanta NADRA Chapter President

US demand for decking to rise 2.7 percent per year through 2014
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Demand across America for decking will revive from the 0.6 percent annual drop in 2004 to 2009 to increase 2.7 percent per year and reach 3.5 billion lineal feet — worth $6.2 billion — in 2014, the Freedonia Group forecast last week. More

General Woodcraft shows significant growth
in high density hardwood decking products

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Despite the weak U.S. economy General Woodcraft has been experiencing significant growth in their entire line of Mataverde® Premium Decking species. The high density hardwood decking products including Ipe, Cumaru and Garapa are gaining a lot of interest with homeowners, builders and architects who are seeking an all natural product that is very durable and looks great for a long time. More

Plastic and composite decking set for growth
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Demand for plastic and wood-plastic composite decking actually shrank between 2004 and 2009, but is now poised for double-digit annual growth, according to a new market study. 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

How to make your deck an outdoor living room
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Michael Beaudry, executive vice president of NADRA, says consumers are definitely hungry for deck design ideas and information on new products. NADRA offers resources to help consumers with deck and rail design and deck safety. The organization's website also provides access to more than 1,750 different building products companies. More

January sees the construction industry bounce back
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The latest figures from Markit/CIPS are welcomed with a collective sigh of relief from the construction industry after the unforeseen 0.5 percent contraction in the wider economy between October and December. Latest figures from the purchasing professionals show that the construction index jumped to 53.7 in January from December's reading of 49.1. More

Weather a factor in slow US job growth
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The United States labor market slowed to a crawl in January, adding just 36,000 jobs last month, far below consensus market forecasts. The disappointing jobs number, restrained by snowstorms and government layoffs, was far below what economists generally say is needed to merely keep pace with normal population growth. More

NADRA Highlights

New NADRA members: December 2010-January 2011

We would like to welcome these new members into the NADRA family! Together we can be one voice for our great industry!

New Associate Members
Adrienne Zoble Associates, Inc.
Glenn Mathewson
Treehouse Mountain Design, LLC
Albertson & Associates
PPG Industries

New Branch Members
Fiberon - Branch Otto Kinzel
Barrette Outdoor Living - Branch D. Neff
DecksDirect - Branch Andy Goodell
DecksDirect - Branch A. Wolters
Fiberon - Branch Seth Aronson
AZEK - Branch Gary Herron

New Builder Members
Decks By Joe, Inc.
Curt's Custom Decks, Inc.
Outdoor Spaces Design and Build Co
EJT Contracting
Engel Decks and Outdoor Structures, LLC
Lenzi Construction & Remodeling LLC
J & S Carpentry and Construction, Inc.
Connecticut Home Additions, LLC
Mulhern Brothers Construction Co.
L.Richard Carr General Contractor

New Distributor Members
Metro Building Products
B.B.& S. Treated Lumber of New England

New Manufacturer Members
Versatex Trimboards

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

  • Feb. 10 - NADRA New York Chapter meeting at 6 p.m. EST at Dain's Sons & Co., 2 North Water Street, Peekskill, N.Y. 10566
  • Feb. 15 - NADRA Georgia Chapter meeting at 5:30 p.m. EST at Prado Taco Mac
  • 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

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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The colors Silver Oak™ and Cobre® have been added to the AZEK Deck Arbor Collection!®


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