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NADRA teams up with LBM Journal
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NADRA, the established leading resource of information and ideas for deck builders and other industry professionals involved in the outdoor living industry, has named LBM Journal as its endorsed publication for the industry's distribution channel. The organization has existing solid support and involvement from deck builders and decking manufacturers. More

Two chapter meetings tonight!
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Two NADRA local chapters will be hosting meetings:
  • The NADRA Minnesota Chapter will be meeting at 5:15 p.m. at Simpson Strong-Tie, 3711 Kennebec Dr., Suite 700, Eagan, Minn., 55122.
  • The NADRA New Jersey Chapter will be meeting at 6 p.m. at Abbe Lumber at 200 Avenel St., Avenel, N.J., 07001.
NADRA Members and non-members thinking about joining are welcome to attend these meetings! Questions about membership? Email your home team at NADRA Headquarters at

NADRA wants to know: What do you do for the earth?
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We'd like to invite you to share with us your tips on how you and your company help the environment. Email us at with ways in which you act more "green" and maybe you will see your tips highlighted in next week's NADRA Industry Update! Your ideas will help fellow members help the environment, whether you don't print your emails, plant a tree at every jobsite or use your "scraps" to make a bench, we want to hear it!

Osmose and Arch Treatment Tech. anounce agreement
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Osmose, Inc. and Arch Treatment Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Arch Chemicals, Inc., both leading suppliers of wood preservative technologies, announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby Arch Treatment Technologies, Inc. and its affiliates have been granted a worldwide license to practice under certain patents owned by Osmose, Inc. covering the use of micronized wood preservatives, including the patent that was the subject of a previous dispute between the parties. More

JLC LIVE New England attendance grows nearly 10 percent
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Residential construction professionals converged on the Rhode Island Convention Center March 23 - 26 eager to learn and do business. The re-vamped 2011 New England event provided attendees with more exhibits and new show features. The excitement and buzz of this most-anticipated annual regional event translated into 206 exhibiting companies (a 15 percent increase over the 2010 event) and a total verified attendance of 6,942 (a 9 percent increase over the 2010 event). More

Fortress Introduces Fe26 Vienna Railing

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USDA ramps up pro-wood, pro-green policies
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture will preferentially select wood in its new building projects, seek to enhance research and development in green building materials, and look for ways to show off wood as a green building material in big buildings, Agriculture Secretary Tim Vilsack announced. More

Yards decked out in outdoor style
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Outdoor living is a catch phrase that has caught on with folks looking to turn their backyards into luxurious places for entertaining and relaxing. These days, homeowners may invest anywhere between $15,000 and $50,000 on patios, decks and yard improvements, say contractors. More

Outdoor spaces in tiny places
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When it comes to creating a great outdoor spaces in your yard or deck, some of the advice may seem counterintuitive, especially if you've got a small yard or patio and would like to make it appear larger. Rather than leaving it as a single patch of grass and a deck, some experts suggest breaking up a small yard into even smaller areas designed for specific purposes. More

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Home remodeling industry growing
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The home remodeling industry is on the grow again. Contractors who do custom home upgrades can expect the work to come in at a more steady rate soon. According to a recent study released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, the industry hard hit by the economy is bouncing back. The National Association of Home Builders predicts the industry will recover this year and see about 10 percent growth by 2012. More

Construction employment improves in March
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Despite the loss of 1,000 jobs in March, the nation's construction industry unemployment rate edged down to 20 percent for the month, according to the April 1 employment report by the Labor Department. Year-over-year, construction employment is down by 36,000 jobs, or 0.6 percent. The current rate is lower from 21.8 percent in February and 24.9 percent posted in March 2010. More

NADRA Highlights

Check out NADRA 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

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Important dates to remember

  • April 13 - NADRA Minnesota Chapter meeting at 5:15 p.m. at Simpson Strong-Tie, 3711 Kennebec Dr., Suite 700, Eagan, Minn., 55122.
  • April 13 - NADRA New Jersey Chapter meeting at 6 p.m. at Abbe Lumber at 200 Avenel St., Avenel, N.J., 07001.
  • April 19 - NADRA Georgia Chapter meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Prado Taco Mac in Sandy Springs, Ga. Guest speaker, Michael Nier, chief building inspector of Dunwoody, Ga. He is going to provide an update on changes in the building code. Sponsored by Wolf, thanks to Brad Hurst.
  • May 10 - NADRA New England Chapter meeting at 5 p.m. at Harvey Building Products in Waltham, Mass.

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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