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NADRA Pennsylvania Chapter teams up with Sequoia Supply to hold meeting during Annual Deck Builders Bash, Wednesday, May 25
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All members, prospects and deck industry pros from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York are encouraged to attend! This is going to be an exciting event you won't want to miss!

When: Wednesday, May 25: Sequoia Supply Annual Deck Builders Bash sponsored by TimberTech
Where: Sequoia Out Back Showroom 1700 Cowpath Rd. Hatfield, Pa., 19440
What: Celebrate Sequoia Supplies 15th Anniversary Celebration!
Who: You! NADRA Builders, prospects and decking industry pros. Come see what NADRA is all about!
Cost: FREE!
  • Meet the vendors and how-to seminars starting at 3 p.m.
  • NADRA Pennsylvania Chapter meeting, 5 p.m. sharp!
  • Car show, music, food and drinks 6-10 p.m.
  • Register here
  • RSVP above and win a free gift and $200 off your next order.
We can't wait to see you!

May is Deck Safety Month®
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Remember that May is the month when we offer our services to those in our communities who need us to make sure their decks are safe.

If you haven't already, we encourage you to download the forms below and help our industry promote deck safety awareness!

Click here to download NADRA's deck evaluation form. Click here to download NADRA's 10 point checklist.

NADRA Minnesota Chapter honors a local soldier and family
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NADRA recently announced the official plans and build schedule for their latest Deck For a Soldier® project. The Minnesota Chapter will break ground on Monday, May 23. Construction will be completed in just five days, with a ribbon cutting ceremony being held on Saturday, May 28!

NADRA launched its Deck For a Soldier® program in 2007; this is a community effort that expresses our appreciation for the service and dedication of the men and women of our armed forces. The project will be completed with strictly donated materials, time and labor.

More information about Deck for a Soldier can be found at

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NADRA New Jersey Chapter update:
A letter from the NJ President Robert Lascelle

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Many thanks to the generous support of Marc Currie and the crew at Niece Lumber for hosting our meeting and for the continued support of our growing New Jersey Chapter.

Our highlighted speakers provided a well-rounded view on the ever-changing economy, product availability, sustainability, as well as an emphasis on the importance of customer service geared to the "changing" consumer. Special thanks to Kim Griffin of Griffin Consulting Partners, LLC., Ed Chavez of Potomac Supply Corp., and Richard Lane of Viance for taking the time to answer questions after their presentations as well.

Please keep in mind that we are still eager for new recruits for the Deck for a Soldier® project. Also, our Chapter is always looking for new members — keep in mind our Vice President Lainie who talked about the "power of one" approach — for every new member you add to our group, and every member that they bring to the group, you will be adding one more dynamic to NADRA.

Robert Lascelle
NADRA New Jersey Chapter President

Saturday, June 4 is National Enjoy Your Deck Day
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What do you get when you combine friends, family, fun and Fiberon Composite Decking? The second annual National Enjoy Your Deck Day! On Saturday, June 4, people across the country will be out enjoying their outdoor living spaces with friends and family. We're back with our annual celebration and it's bigger and better than ever. To join the celebration, visit More

When it's time for a new deck, details count
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Backyard decks beckon this time of year. They are the perfect place for spending lazy summer days or for entertaining on blissful summer nights. Today's decks offer homeowners a comfortable place to spend time. As a home improvement that offers return on investment, a new or upgraded deck ranks near the top of the list, behind only kitchen and bath remodels. What's the biggest trend in decks this summer? "Homeowners are asking for more add-ons, including different styles of outdoor lighting," says Mick Feduniec of Deckscapes, LLC, in Charlotte, N.C. More


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Housing and economic forecasts point to rising activity
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Home sales are expected to stay on an uptrend through 2012, although the performance will be uneven with mortgage constraints weighing on the market, according to experts at a residential real estate forum at the Realtors Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said existing-home sales have been underperforming by historical standards and will rise gradually but unevenly. More

Remodeling Market Index reaches highest level in 4 years
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According to the National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index, the remodeling market is heading into recovery with an increase to 46.5 in the first quarter of 2011 from 41.5 in the fourth quarter of 2010. This marks the highest level for the RMI since the fourth quarter of 2006. An RMI below 50, however, indicates that still more remodelers report market activity is lower (compared to the prior quarter) than report it is higher. More

Patio becomes the family room
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High gasoline prices and a halting economy may have some families rethinking their vacation plans for this year and instead investing in new (or more) deck furniture and accoutrements for at-home leisure and dining. There is a lot to like out there. Outdoor living is definitely on the rise. Global Industry Analysts Inc. predicts that by 2015, U.S. consumers will spend more than $4.4 billion on outdoor furniture. More

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Construction materials prices rise 1.4 percent in April
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In what appears to be an ongoing trend, the cost of construction materials prices increased by 1.4 percent in April, according to the May 12 Department of Labor's Producer Price Index report. Prices are now 7.1 percent higher from the same time last year. More

Construction unemployment dips to 17.8 percent in April
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In a month when the private sector added the most jobs in five years, the construction industry experienced modest gains, adding 5,000 jobs in April according to the May 6 employment report by the Labor Department. Still, the construction industry has lost 42,000 jobs, or 0.8 percent compared to one year ago, and the unemployment rate for April now stands at 17.8 percent, down from 20 percent in March and down from 21.8 percent the same time last year. 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

Important dates to remember

  • May 23 - NADRA Minnesota Chapter groundbreaking for their first Deck for a Soldier® build.
  • May 30 - NADRA Western Washington Chapter Deck for a Soldier® Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 2 p.m. at 4702 Durham St. S.E., Lacey, Wash., 98503. Join us for Famous Dave's BBQ, Red Hook Brew (or other refreshments) and a fun time! Please RSVP to Kate Rpyer at or 253.853.8880.
  • June 21 - NADRA Georgia Chapter meeting sponsored by Guardian at 5:30 p.m. at Prado Taco Mac. Please RSVP to Ginny Tibbetts at
  • July 13 - NADRA Minnesota Chapter meeting. Details to be provided later.
  • August 16 - NADRA Georgia Chapter meeting sponsored by Trex at 5:30 p.m. at Prado Taco Mac. Please RSVP to Ginny Tibbetts at

For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

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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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