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NADRA Education Series launching on March 24 in Rhode Island
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We have some exceptionally awesome news! NADRA is hitting the deck running with a brand new education series launching in March. Join us during JLC Live for a NADRA dinner reception followed by a day of deck-specific education. Are you a NADRA member? This course is one of a four-part series designed to help contractors prepare for their NADRA MDP Certification exams (NADRA Master Deck Professional Certification*). Flaunt your certification in your proposals, website, marketing and be recognized on We will even give you a shout out in NADRA's blog and in our weekly news brief!
  • NADRA Cocktail and Dinner reception will be held on March 23 at 6 p.m. EST
  • NADRA Deck-specific education will be held on March 24 starting at 8:30 a.m. EST, running all day. Lunch will be provided. See below for course descriptions.
  • All happening at The Biltmore in Providence, R.I. - more details to follow!
*** This event is open to members and non-members alike. Certification is only offered to current NADRA members.

*** Online registration begins Feb. 22, for: NADRA Dinner and Full Day of NADRA Education — More details and pricing to follow


Composite decking producers roll out new wave of design tools
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Composite decking manufacturers are unveiling a host of new computerized design tools to help contractors and homeowners visualize their outdoor projects and ensure they spec in their deck brands during the process. More

Winter storms drop construction materials sales
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Job site shutdowns during the winter storms forced construction materials suppliers to cut production 0.8 percent in December in response to a 0.6 percent fall in sales. The weather worsened in January and has not returned to normal so far in February so the materials market will weaken further early in 2011. More

Fortress Introduces Fe26 Vienna Railing

Fe26 Vienna Railing embodies old world charm and elegance, which is coupled with its modern and simple design for easy installation. The result is quality railing that is absolutely timeless. Paying tribute to unique architectural design, Fe26 Vienna Railing blends historic style with modern elegance.

Rising construction costs could boost new-home prices soon
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The overall price for building materials has been rising year-over-year since the summer. That could mean, in the words of one industry analyst, 'If you want to buy a new house and are in a position to do so, you should do it now.' More

10 small business tax mistakes that will cost you
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There's not an entrepreneur on the planet who likes thinking about taxes. We know, it's only February, so you're likely still in deep denial about April 15. But it's time to get organized. Almost every aspect of your business has tax ramifications and if you don't know what they are, you're inviting trouble down the road (can you say "audit?"). More

MoistureShield® composite decking now verified with 95 percent total recycled content
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MoistureShield composite decking products from Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies are now verified with 95 percent total recycled content – up from the 90 percent total recycled content previously listed in company literature. A report issued by the International Code Council Evaluation Service provides independent verification of 57 percent pre-consumer recycled content and 38 percent post-consumer recycled content. More

NADRA Highlights

NADRA Pennsylvania Chapter meeting on Feb. 23
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When: Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 6:15 to 8 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.

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

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

Important dates to remember

  • 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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