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NADRA Deck for a Soldier updates
Over Memorial Day weekend, we had the distinct honor of participating in two of our chapters' ribbon cutting ceremonies for their D4S builds. The builds for both the NADRA Minnesota and Western Washington chapters were huge successes!

Both ribbon cutting ceremonies were featured in local media coverage. You can view the video of the Minnesota ribbon cutting here and the Western Washington ceremony here. You can also view a time-lapsed video of the entire Western Washington deck build here.

We would like to say thank you to all the wonderful people who helped make these events happen! You're passion and dedication are unparallelled!

A note from NADRA New England Chapter
Deck for a Soldier Chair Ed Lenzi

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Hi everyone,

We are getting closer to our meeting for June, and I wanted to touch base with everyone.

We still need the following for our deck for our soldier. Please contact me if you are a NADRA member and wish to help us with the build!:
  1. Someone to contribute money for the D4S t-shirts.
  2. Cement, sona tubes and post ancher brackets (6x6 and 4x4)
  3. Framing, joist hanger and finish nails
  4. Joist hangers
  5. Landscaping (minor around deck)
  6. Grill and Deck furniture (I will contact some local companies)
WE ARE MAKING SO MUCH PROGRESS, thanks everyone for being a part of this, I am excited to give back to someone who has put so much on the line so we can have our coffee every morning. This guy was overseas for three tours as his family was left behind managing. Here is some information on the soldier and his family. Have a great day!

Ed Lenzi

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Reminder: 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

Nicholas of Raleigh, N.C, wins the Real Wood, Real Fun Play Structure and Rockwell Tools
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Congratulations to Nicholas! He's the winner of the Real Wood, Real Fun Play Structure and Rockwell Tools! Nicholas won the backyard Real Wood, Real Fun playset designed by MyFixitUpLife's hosts and licensed contractors Mark and Theresa. More than just a fun play structure for the kids, it's also perfect for the entire family to use as an exercise station. More

4 ways to capture more of the decking market
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Watching the housing market's slow recovery is like rooting for your favorite underdog sports team: the constant hope for success is punctuated by brief triumphs that are soon dashed by the latest setback. How much more can dealers and builders take? Fortunately, one area that's looking up is decking. The U.S. decking products market will grow 2.7 percent per year through 2014 and be valued at $6.2 billion, according to the Freedonia Group. Composites will drive approximately 70 percent of the growth in lineal feet. More

DeckWise™ introduces improved line of deck tile fasteners
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The Ipe Clip® Fastener Company has introduced the Deck Tile Connector. As part of the DeckWise™ brand of decking products, the Deck Tile Connector gives builders and DIY homeowners an easy and affordable way to fasten hardwood decking tiles. The DeckWise™ Deck Tile Connector achieves both. With a retail price under $2 each, the Deck Tile Connector is the key to making a wood-backed deck tile surface even more solid and reliable. More


Eliminate mid-span deck columns by using Anthony treated Power Preserved Glulam Beams and Columns for your next deck job.

Trex recycles Heatsheets into decking
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If you've ever been to the finish line at a marathon — at least in a cold-weather location like Cleveland — you know that runners wrap themselves in disposable blankets that look like giant pieces of aluminum foil to stay warm after the long race. But runners don't tend to like to carry a lot of extra gear, so most of the blankets are discarded at the end of the day. Let's see, we've got a relatively large volume of a material made of an identical material — This sounds like an opportunity for a recycler, right? You've got it. More

Trex Co. expands relationship with Decks & Docks Lumber
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Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, now supplies Trex Transcend® decking and railing to Decks & Docks Lumber, a leading marine construction material provider based in Florida. Transcend will occupy a major stocking position in all of Decks & Docks' nine retail locations. More

Updating a deck? Trends and tips for great results
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When it comes to home improvements that add value and enjoyment to your home, it's hard to top the power of a great deck. In fact, a deck can return nearly 73 percent of your initial investment when you sell your home, according to Remodeling Magazine's 2010 Cost vs. Value Report. More

Mobile devices critical to construction
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The keys to success in construction today are not the same as they were in the past. Society is going mobile; and so should construction firms. For those looking for devices and technology solutions to mobilize their construction business, there are plenty of options. From tablets to PDAs to smartphones, the ability to communicate among team members - whether they are in the field, at the office, or somewhere in between - is becoming imperative. More

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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

  • 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

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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