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Exclusive opportunity for NADRA members!
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NADRA would like to invite you to a free seminar taking place online Wednesday, July 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. EST and Thursday, July 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. EST. Click here to register now.

Whether you are a manufacturer, retailer, distributor, lumber yard or builder, NADRA would like to introduce you to a new way of doing business. Tremendous lead generation! Centah empowers you with essential tools that streamline and automate your processes, enabling effortless communications, collaborative work and effective business management.

We encourage you to take an hour out of your busy schedule to explore the opportunities NADRA has set up to help you grow. Register now!

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2010 Deck Builder's Bash at 6 p.m. TONIGHT!
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Be sure to join NADRA members Sequoia Supply for the 2010 Deck Builder's Bash taking place at 6 p.m. EST tonight, in Hatfield, Pa. The event will feature industry guest speakers, product showcases, food, drinks, games and prizes! Click "More" to RSVP. More

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

New LSCZ Adjustable Stair-Stringer Connector

Field slopeable to almost any angle, the new LSCZ connector by Simpson Strong-Tie offers a concealed connection between the stair stringer and deck while replacing costly framing.

Important dates to remember
  • June 30 - Join NADRA Members, Sequoia Supply, for the 2010 Builders Bash at 6 p.m. in Hatfield, Pa. Click here to RSVP for the event.
  • August 17 - Atlanta Chapter Meeting at 5 p.m. - Location TBA.
  • October 19 - Atlanta Chapter Meeting at 5 p.m. - Location TBA.

For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

Check out the NADRA Blog!
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Be sure to check out the official blog for the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA)!
This blog is routinely updated to provide you with a deeper insight into our work and who we are.

Feedback is always welcome. We're very excited to be out here talking to you!

Small projects, big recovery?
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With a pile of salvaged lumber sitting nearby, Bob Hicks is building. The Austin, Minn., resident is working on a deck extension to replace a pool that was damaged during the harsh winter. When all is said and done, the new ramp off of the old deck will circle around a small stream and a fire pit — projects still on Hicks' to-do list. Hicks is among a number of Austin residents looking at smaller projects these days. Local construction workers say they've seen a rise in remodeling and renovation projects, and statistics from the city's planning office show that residential construction of all kinds — including deck projects like Hicks', as well as things such as new garages and revamped roofs — is up versus this time last year. More

Rise to the task — Deck stairs all about the math
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We all know the ups and downs of our homes by heart. But approach an unfamiliar set of steps and most people look down to check the first footfall. After that, reflexes take over, and our expectation is that once we negotiate the first step, all the others will be the same. It makes sense — the same height, same angle and same tread size each time. It's also code, and what keeps people from tumbling onto and off of porches and decks, even if the transition is no more than a single platform. If you have to tell friends to watch out for that big step onto the grass, you need a transition level to split that distance in half. More

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Get appy: The iPhone meets the lumber industry
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Packed with capabilities well beyond mere communications, iPhones are fast becoming powerful tools to help LBM dealers and manufacturers work with, market to, and better serve their customers and prospects. Using specialized applications (or "apps"), iPhones can calculate job lists and lumber dimensions, hold digital product samples, and even locate and provide directions to the nearest home center-thanks to the $0.99 Home Improvement Store Finder app. More

Lumber falls to 8-month low on collapse in US home sales
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Lumber prices plunged to an eight-month low after a report showed that new-home sales in the U.S. fell at a record pace in May, dimming prospects for building materials. "Home sales are down 33 percent, so you have an overall economy issue," said Dewey Strickler, the president of Ag Watch Market Advisors in Nashville, Tennessee. "For grains or any other commodities to rise, you have to have strong consumer demand, and we don't really have that." More

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Small business: Social media up 230 percent since 2007
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The love affair between Internet-connected Americans and social networks continues, with two-thirds claiming to visit sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, up about 230 percent from the 20 percent penetration in 2007, and 43 percent are visiting these sites more than once a day, according to a new report by Experian Simmons. Multiple visits are up 28 percent compared with last year, the Simmons New Media study determined. More

Ecolife™ - Better Decks Cost Less
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Deckorators® introduces Aluminum Railing System!

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Get Inspired By The Possibilites.

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Keylink Fencing & Railing

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The Luxwood Corporation

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