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Quick Update on NADRA Education
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NADRA Eastern Education Tour Stop — Last Chance to Register!
Register HERE for PA Classes

*Attention Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware and area members: If you would like to schedule tee time after classes on Friday, April 27, contact Mike Beaudry for more details:, 215-804-6679.

Registration is now open for Atlanta, GA Education — Happening May 17-18.
Click Here to Register for GA Education

What's Your Story? By Glenn Mathewson
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No happy thoughts for me this week about harmony in the codes for all. I want the worst of it, your worst story about codes, inspectors, permits and the like. Come on, take me down; knock me out. You know I used to be an inspector ... now I just review your plans and decide how long it takes you to get a permit. *he, he, he Give me your rant! More

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NADRA GA Chapter Meeting Update
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NADRA's Atlanta Chapter met last week on April 17. A special thanks to NADRA members, Duradek, for sponsoring the Atlanta meeting. We put together this short video of photos, etc., from the meeting. Enjoy! More

NJ Chapter Update
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NADRA's New Jersey Chapter got together in April for a meeting. Check out their video recap from the night. Enjoy!

Next NJ meeting:
New Jersey Chapter is holding their next meeting in June. All CBOD nominations due by May 10. Thank you NADRA Members, WP Fail safe for sponsoring the June Meeting!
Chimney Rock Inn, Bridgewater, N.J.
800 North Thompson Ave.
Bound Brook, NJ 08805 (use Bound Brook for driving directions)
Cost At Door: $20 NADRA Members, $25 nonmembers
RSVP: Lainie Sleppin: or 973-943-3496


Important dates to remember
  • April 27 & 28 — NADRA Eastern Education
  • May 17 & 18 — Atlanta, Ga. (Tentative), NADRA 2012 Education
  • June 12 — NADRA NJ Chapter Meeting, Chimney Rock Inn
  • June 19 — Atlanta, Ga. Chapter Meeting — More info coming soon
  • Oct. 9-12 — DeckExpo, Baltimore — NADRA Main Event Sponsorship Opportunities, Silent Auction, etc. Click Here

For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to


Top deck trends for summer 2012
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It's that time of year when homeowners are lured outside by the warm, sunny weather. Is your outdoor space ready to be enjoyed to the fullest? If your deck or patio needs updating, catching up on the top design innovations and trends will help you create an inviting area that will add value to your home investment. More

Keeping wood preservatives where they belong: In the wood
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Pressure-treated wood is great stuff, but the chemicals used to preserve it from decay can leach out, where they can be toxic to bugs, fungi and other hapless creatures that have the bad luck to be in the neighborhood. Now, a team of Michigan Technological University scientists has used nanotechnology to keep the chemicals inside the wood, where they belong. More

2 hurt in deck collapse
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VideoBriefInvestigators are trying to determine what caused a deck to collapse at a condominium complex in North Smithfield, R.I. Two people were hurt when a second-floor deck collapsed. More

Deck collapse at New York home hospitalizes 5
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A deck collapse at a home near Elbridge, N.Y., sent five people to area hospitals on April 14. The deck gave way around 8 p.m., reported According to reports, there were more than 20 people on the deck when it collapsed — throwing people into each other. The deck was about 10 feet above the ground. More

Important Reminder about Deck Safety Month (May!)
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NADRA declared May as Deck Safety Month ... and to gear up, NADRA urges decking professionals in all segments of the industry to share the consumer checklist and to perform deck evaluations. You are invited to print these forms for distribution: NADRA Deck Evaluation Form and The Consumer Checklist.

CertainTeed announces $75,000 exterior home makeover video contest on New Living Spaces Facebook page
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CertainTeed Corporation, North America's leading brand of building products, is celebrating the upcoming summer season by kicking off an exterior living spaces home makeover video contest. Through the Facebook contest, one lucky winner will receive $75,000 worth of exterior building products, including installation. More

Universal Forest Products Inc. stock upgraded
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Universal Forest Products has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. More

Today is Administrative Professionals Day!
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National Professional Secretaries Week and National Secretary's Day was created in 1952 through the work of Harry F. Klemfuss of Young and Rubicam. Administrative Professionals Day will mark its 60th anniversary on April 25. Over those decades, the job of an administrative professional has changed dramatically thanks to new tools, techniques and seismic shifts in the economy and culture itself. More

7 social media myths exposed
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It's not enough to call social media a "trend." It's a full-fledged cultural phenomenon, and more business owners are jumping on the bandwagon each and every day. It's not surprising, considering the fast-paced and often confusing nature of the industry, that myths and misinformation are prominent. More

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