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Soldier's home set to get all decked out
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Joint Base Lewis-McChord Staff Sgt. Marshall Diaz and his family will be the first recipients from the west coast to benefit from NADRA's Deck For A Soldier program. The nonprofit program, which NADRA started in 2007, pairs private builders and vendors who want to make a difference in military families' lives. The local vendors that participate in Washington make up the Western Washington Chapter. More

Green builders take root
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Architect LaVerne Williams has been green-minded for decades. After designing one of Houston's first green homes in Alief in 1979, he recalled that in summer, workers from nearby construction sites would drop by his nearly completed project on their lunch hour because it was cooler inside. Since then, many people in Houston have adopted green home building practices, Williams said. More

Americans doing more home improvement projects
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Remodeling is a choice more homeowners are making these days and one that is lifting the fortunes of the long-suffering home improvement industry. Seasonal hiring at Lowe's Cos., the nation's No. 2 home improvement retailer, is up 15 percent this spring as homeowners, feeling more secure in their jobs, tackle maintenance projects delayed during the recession. More

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Obama signs law repealing 1099 reporting mandate
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President Barack Obama signed a bill repealing a tax-compliance mandate in last year's health-care law, giving a victory to business groups that led a campaign against the requirement. The repealed provision, under which companies would have had to report more transactions to the Internal Revenue Service, was included in the law as a revenue-raising measure. It was to have taken effect in 2012. More

Streamlining bids and takeoffs
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The rising costs associated with running a construction business in today's marketplace have encouraged many contractors to adopt technology that automates processes. Software that automates the bidding and estimating process, for instance, can be extremely cost-effective by reducing redundancy and increasing operational efficiency. More

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Out of stock: Dealers stick to special orders for new types of treated wood
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Despite the multitude of treated wood products now on the market, the typical lumberyard stocks a single brand of copper-based treated, occasionally with a small backup of borates. Where are all the other options-the carbon-based, chemical-free, thermally modified, mold-protected, fire retardant and salt-water compatible? More

Construction industry improvements possible later this year
Business Review West Michigan    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While the construction industry's recovery is no less sluggish than last year, some experts see signs hinting at a stronger turnaround in the second half of 2011. "Unfortunately, the recovery in nonresidential construction has scarcely begun," said Anirban Basu, chief national economist for the Associated Builders and Contractors. 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 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

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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