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2 decades of composite decking: Where the industry has been and what's next
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"Plastics." That single word was a family friend's business advice to recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) in the 1967 film "The Graduate." If the movie had come out a couple decades later, that one word of advice might have been "composites." Market research shows that wood-plastic composites are now one of the fastest growing segments of the North American decking industry, outpacing growth in wood decking by about 11 to one. More

Webinars with NADRA
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Are you getting the most out of your NADRA membership? Here are a couple questions to ask yourself:
  1. Is your NADRA profile page set up?
  2. Are your branded images on NADRA's online photo gallery?
  3. Is the NADRA logo on your website and marketing?
  4. Does your website have a deck safety section?
  5. Do you follow NADRA on Facebook?
  6. Are you aware of the education/certification opportunities for 2013?
If you answered "no" to any of these questions, you need to sit in on this session. Starting March 1, NADRA will be holding this weekly webinar. All you have to do is email and let us know you want to participate!

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Attention New Jersey: 1 of the best parties of the year!
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The New Jersey Chapter Deck Awards Dinner is coming up Feb. 21, 6:30-10 p.m. There will be cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a full delicious dinner, dessert by Lush, music by DJ Jim Curran and photos by Victor Bubadias, so dress to impress (business casual is fine). Register today (you do not have to be a NADRA member to attend). Come out and support some of the best in the industry and have a lot of fun! Deadline extended: Register for dinner.

Thank you in to WOLF, Mid-State Lumber, TREX, AZEK and FastenMaster who have signed up for sponsorship of the 2013 New Jersey Deck Awards Dinner!


Fire features warm hearts
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"Winter weather" may be a relative term in central Florida, where recent daytime temperatures have soared into the 80s, but no matter how warm it is, folks love to use their outdoor fireplaces and fire pits. More

The new American home 2013
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Rock stars and professional athletes would probably jump at the chance to live in this ultramodern home. Located a few minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, it's a glitzy multilevel house — big enough to entertain 300 of your closest friends. More

Expanding outdoor living space adds value to your home
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Even during a challenging economy, the outdoor living trend remains popular as homeowners seek to add lasting value and functional living space under the sky and stars. More

Trex is decking of choice for coastal boardwalk restorations
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As communities across New Jersey and New York recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Trex Company will provide materials that offer both extreme durability and long-lasting beauty to rebuild four coastal boardwalks. In total, more than 125 miles — or 334,000 square feet — of Trex decking will be installed on beaches and in resorts along the East Coast. More

AZEK Pavers earns Most Innovative Product of the Year Award from Lumbermen's
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Lumbermen's Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich., has named AZEK Pavers from AZEK Building Products the Most Innovative Product of the Year at their annual Vendor Awards Dinner. AZEK Pavers was selected for this award based on exceptional sales volume as compared to numerous other product offerings in the innovative products category. More victorious in National Deck Competition for 3rd straight year
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Dura Composites prepare to capitalize on $100 million market
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Suppliers of traditional hard-wood and soft-wood outdoor decking and cladding for the UAE outdoor construction industry have been warned — the time for eco-friendly, sustainable and recyclable timber composites has come. More

AERT rolls out new ChoiceDek Foundations composite deck rail system
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Lowe's stores will begin carrying the ChoiceDek Foundations speed rail system — a composite material interpretation of classic wood deck speed railing. ChoiceDek has even enhanced the buying experience a step further by prepackaging kits to make it easier for buyers to determine exact quantities needed. More


Small businesses neglect their online presence
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Mobile and online search is the 800-pound elephant in the room for most small businesses. While the vast majority of small business owners believe it is important to be seen on major search sites and that prospective customers find them through search engines, only 23 percent of them have a good sense of how listings drive traffic to their business. More

Leadership lessons from cutting-edge NFL coaches
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49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh and Ravens Coach John Harbaugh may have captured the world's attention in the run-up to this Super Bowl because they're brothers who hail from a coaching dynasty. But there's a much better reason to watch them: Their distinctly 21st century approach to leadership. More


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