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Participate in the NADRA Silent Auction at DeckExpo!
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NADRA booth #6312 will again be full of extraordinary auction items for you to bid on. Last year's winners walked away with great values on NADRA member products and other items. Funds raised through the Silent Auction will go to support NADRA's programs as the association grows. Make sure to visit the NADRA booth and sign up for your bidding number early! If you wish to donate an item, please click here to do so. Thank you! More

Sign up for the NADRA Awards Dinner and Deck Competition
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To enter the deck competition or to register for the awards dinner, click here. Several fantastic entries have already been come in, so be sure to get your incredible deck projects in today! The deadline for entries is Aug. 20! More

NADRA Annual Meeting, Cocktail Reception and First Annual NADRA National Deck Awards Dinner
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The details for NADRA's Annual Meeting, cocktail reception and first ever National Deck Awards Dinner have been released!

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 15

Event times:
  • 6 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
  • 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. - Annual Meeting
  • 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. - Dinner and Awards Ceremony (registration required)

  • Cost for dinner and awards ceremony: Member price is $50. Non-member price is $65

    Location: The National Aquarium in Baltimore

    Registration: Click here for registration information.

    Wolmanized® Residential Outdoor® Wood
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    Arch Chemicals has released an informational packet outlining the features and specifications of their Wolmanized® Residential Outdoor® Wood. More

    Construction employment shows signs of 'stabilizing'
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    Construction employment edged closer to stabilizing in June, as half the states either added construction jobs or kept the same number as in May, the Associated General Contractors reported in an analysis of federal employment data released last week. Compared to June 2009, construction employment rose in six states, the largest number of states to post year-over-year increases since October 2008. More

    Inspect Your Deck - New Video

    Deck collapse is a serious problem, but can be prevented. Simpson Strong-Tie and the Home Safety Council created this short educational video about the importance of inspecting decks each year. WATCH NOW

    Pro-to-Pro: How to hire the best crew
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    NADRA member Barry Streett, owner and president of Rolling Ridge Deck Company in Evergreen, Colo., discusses his four-point approach to hiring the best crew possible.Hiring can be one of the toughest things to manage. Hiring "warm bodies" may fill a short-term need, but can cost you valuable production time in the long term. For more information on Barry and his company, visit More

    Heat can be dangerous for workers
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    When the temperature hits 100 degrees, most of many workers can escape to frigid, air-conditioned offices and cubicles to wait out the heat wave. But there are many occupations that don't have the luxury of air-conditioning, in which workers must keep on toiling even when summer days reach their hottest. Construction workers, landscapers and other outdoor workers are the most obvious. Working in sweltering conditions without the proper precautions can lead to fainting, rashes, cramps and, in the worst cases, heat exhaustion or stroke, according to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. More

    Latitudes® Builder Rewards Program
    Earn dozens of great prizes every time you purchase Latitudes Decking or Railing products. Save up for that trip or roll unused points over until next year. Sign up today. MORE

    Construction materials prices fall 0.9 percent in June
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    Following three months of increases, the price of construction materials and supplies in June fell 0.9 percent, according to the July 15 producer price index (PPI) report by the U.S. Labor Department. However, prices are up 0.8 percent for the second quarter of the year and are 4.2 percent higher from June 2009. Most commodities tracked by Associated Builders and Contractors posted decreases for the month. Iron and steel prices were down 2 percent in June, but are still up 3.8 percent for the second quarter and up 34.2 percent on a year-over-year basis. Similarly, steel mill product prices were down 1.3 percent last month, but are 2.1 percent higher for the quarter and up 30.5 percent from the same time last year. More

    NADRA Highlights

    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

    Increase Sales with a Cruise Incentive!

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    Important dates to remember
    • August 10 - 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!

    Ecolife™ - Better Decks Cost Less
    Build Better, Build Greener with Ecolife™ Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood. Built-in weathering protection and stabilizing properties dramatically reduce cracking, warping and splitting for fewer CALLBACKS. MORE

    Deckorators® introduces Aluminum Railing System!

    Kits work with many existing Deckorator balusters including classic & architectural styles. More

    Get Inspired By The Possibilites.

    Clean lines. Fast installation. Longer post life. Try them on your next project. More

    Superior Plastic Products Inc.

    Clean, crisp detail complements exceptional style from classic to contemporary. Premium quality vinyl post & railing, fencing and specialty products are built to last a lifetime. More

    Screw Products, Inc.

    Visit and discover the benefits of our "Star Drive" wood screws and decking fasteners.

    The Luxwood Corporation

    Simple easy to use design software when the bill of materials must match the design More


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