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NADRA Education Tour
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Click the graphic below to learn more and to register for the classes being held in Pennsylvania. Great location for many East Coast decking pros. Come on out for a fun two days of networking, education and everything decking! More

NADRA NJ Chapter Update, By Judy Verblaauw
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Hi New Jersey Members and Decking Pros,

Our next NJ Chapter meeting is next week, April 10. Come learn the new updates for the 2009 International Residential Code and how it impacts deck building. Come prepared to ask questions about the code regarding any aspect of construction.

Sponsored By: AZEK
When: Tuesday, April 10
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Chimney Rock Inn, Bridgewater (Bound Brook), N.J.
Cost: $20 per NADRA member
Free for non-members (2 meeting max)
*** Please RSVP. You can respond to the evite, found here or email me at or call me at 201-327-7864.
Speaker: Rich Perlmann

Thank you to those who have responded!

Also to all our builder members, the education courses are coming up at the end of the month. Don't forget to register. The 27th and the 28th will be here before you know it. Check out the NADRA home page at to register.

Thank you and hope to see you next week,

Judy Verblaauw
Assistant Secretary, NADRA NJ

It's not too late to get involved. Click here to download sponsorship form.

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Did you know about NADRA's App?
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The North American Deck and Railing Association Mobile App is the premier mobile resource for deck and railing professionals. Use it to quickly find products and services, keep up with industry news and events, and stay in touch with the association — all conveniently from your iPhone. More


Important dates to remember

  • April 10 — NADRA NJ Chapter Meeting
  • April 17 — Atlanta Chapter meeting, Sponsored By: Duradeck
    Guest Speaker: Heather Beaudry
  • April 19 & 20 — Minnesota, NADRA 2012 Education
  • April 27 & 28 — NADRA Eastern Education
  • May 3 & 4 — Atlanta, Ga. (Tentative), NADRA 2012 Education

For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to


3 steps to a safer deck
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According to the North American Decking and Railing Association, more than 40 million decks in the U.S. are at least 20 years old. As temperatures rise and deck season approaches, many people will plan deck parties for the summer season but before sending invitations, it's important to ensure the deck is safe for use. Snow, ice and heavy rains during winter months can weaken the structure of a deck, making it important to test for safety before hosting any gatherings. More

Get your deck ready for spring and summer
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Spring is the perfect time to revitalize your deck for the coming outdoor entertaining months. Even if it looks and feels pretty shabby, it can be resurrected. Sun and weather can really wreak havoc with wood. You can undo much of that wear and tear. Decks made of composite or vinyl material should look much better than weathered, pressure-treated wood, but they still need a face washing. More

Home improvement market floats these stocks
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It's officially spring, the time of year that homeowners typically start thinking about sprucing up their houses with a fresh coat of paint, new decks or patios, or even new kitchen cabinets. As the economy has begun its slow ascent from the doldrums and unemployment eases, the home improvement industry has been enjoying a resurgence. Even with home equity loans less available than they were a few years ago and the fact that many homeowners still owe more on their homes than they are worth, people are improving, rather than moving. More

4 ways LinkedIn can help your business grow
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If you joined LinkedIn and filled out your profile thinking it was essentially an online resume, you're probably missing out on a world of opportunity. And no, we're not just talking about finding a new job. Sure, LinkedIn's profile features are essentially the same questions you'd answer on a resume. But there are more than 150 million people there who are ready to do business. It is, after all, the professional social network. More

An offer you can't refuse: Leadership lessons from 'The Godfather'
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What does a real-life CEO have in common with the central figures of a fictitious Mafia crime family in "The Godfather?" According to Justin Moore, CEO and founder of Axcient, plenty. Moore is a serial entrepreneur, early-stage advisor and angel investor. He's currently at the helm of Axcient, a company he founded that provides backup, business continuity and disaster recovery services to the small and mid-sized business market. Right now, Axcient is protecting more than 2 billion files and applications for businesses across North America. More

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