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The countdown has begun! 125 Days left until DeckExpo 2011!
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What to look forward to?
  • NADRA Main Event and Annual Meeting - sure to be a packed house!
  • NADRA Silent Auction - tons of great products from vendor members at a fraction of the cost!
  • NADRA National Deck Competition - get ready to submit your best projects and be recognized amongst your peers at a national level!
  • NADRA Industry Awards - Each year NADRA recognizes individuals and companies for their outstanding contributions to the decking industry and the association
Sponsorship opportunities available now! First come, first serve. We can't do it without you, so please consider supporting NADRA for our 2011 big event!

For any further information about DeckExpo 2011 in Chicago, click here.

Improving deck safety
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Building material dealers looking to expand their deck sales can accomplish that goal while helping customers avoid future problems and even prevent injuries. By encouraging consumers to have their decks inspected and having contractors suggest an inspection during other work, dealers can tap into a large inventory of decks that need to be repaired or brought up to adequate structural-integrity levels.

This article appears in the May/June 2011 issue of the LBM Journal.

Wood and competitive decking market
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The U.S. demand for decking is forecast to rise 2.7 percent per year to 3.5 billion lineal feet in 2014, valued at $6.2 billion. This pace will represent a rebound from the 2004-2009 period, when demand fell less than one percent annually, reflecting the collapse of the housing market between 2007 and 2009. Through 2014, decking demand gains will be driven by a rebound in housing completions from their low 2009 base. More

Fortress is Fortifying Aluminum Railing

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WOLF ramps up production of PVC decking
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York, Pa.-based WOLF ramped up production of its WOLF PVC Decking – less than six months after the January 2011 introduction of the line, the company announced last week. WOLF President Craig Danielson said independent dealers who have evaluated the product have increased demand for the decking "dramatically," he said. More

Construction spending in US rose 0.4 percent in April on home improvement gains
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Construction spending in the U.S. rose in April for a second straight month as home-improvement expenditures increased along with construction of schools and power plants. The 0.4 percent gain followed a revised 0.1 percent increase in March that was smaller than previously estimated, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. The median estimate of economists in a Bloomberg survey projected a 0.3 percent increase. More

Put composite deck innovations to the test
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Over the last few years, there has been a flurry of activity within the composite decking market. Many of the products prevalent in the market 15 years ago are not even available any more or, at the very least, are called something completely different. In some ways, this is a good thing. There were a lot of growing pains in the development of composite decking, and several manufacturers paid the price for using customers as field testers. But has everyone learned their lesson from the past? How do the practices of your composite decking vendors affect you, the dealers and distributors? More

Major upswing in lumber prices expected
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North American softwood lumber prices will move sky high in the next two to four years, an industry analyst has predicted. Economist Daryle Swetlishoff told the Global Wood Products Industry & Markets Conference in Vancouver that a range of factors worldwide would push prices to record levels, according to industry newsletter Random Lengths. More


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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

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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

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