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Important news for NADRA members!
Join us for a Night at the Museum with NADRA

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  • NADRA Annual Meeting held in Omnimax Theatre
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Tour of "Greenest Home in Chicago" Exhibit
  • Cocktail reception
  • Strolling supper through the Henry Crown Space Center
  • Showing of "Tornado Alley" in Omnimax Theatre

    Due to such a huge response, we have decided to open registration one week early to NADRA members ONLY! Online registration opens TODAY to all current NADRA members. You will receive an email before the end of the day with a link to registration. NADRA members, we urge you to purchase your tickets before this event is open to the public.

    Registration is open to the entire industry beginning Wednesday, Aug. 17. You will receive a link in the Industry Brief next week to the registration portal.

    NADRA's 2011 National Deck Competition will launch within the next week! We hope you are ready! New Categories for this years contest!

    Should you have questions, please email us at or contact Heather at We are here to help.

    Can't wait to see you in Chicago!

    DeckExpo registration up over 2010
    Hanley Wood    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Show management of Remodeling Show and DeckExpo announced that registration figures are currently running ahead of last year's events. "Our attendee registration has been open about a month now and we are making some strong gains week after week. Our team is optimistic the 2011 events will be well-attended and this trend affirms there is a real desire and need for continuing education and product knowledge in these segments of the residential construction industry," said Amy Allen, director of Remodeling Show, DeckExpo and JLC LIVE Residential Construction Shows. More

    WOLF announces Facebook decking sweepstakes
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    WOLF, the largest supplier of kitchen cabinets in the U.S. and a leading provider of building products along the East Coast, announced it would give away a $2,500 WOLF™ PVC decking package through a Facebook-only sweepstakes. Visitors to WOLF's Facebook page who are over the age of 18 may enter the contest by completing a simple form. The sweepstakes ends on Aug. 31. WOLF™ PVC Decking, introduced early in 2011, has rapidly become a favorite because it offers high quality at a value price point – and it's made in U.S.A. More

    Expand your Expectations with Fortress

    Fortress is a leading manufacturer of premium railing solutions and a proud NADRA member and supporter. Fortress is continually focused on development of innovative railing products as well as superior product performance. Fortress products enhance views and are versatile for use in a variety of deck and railing products.

    NADRA New Jersey Chapter Deck for a Soldier update
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    The NADRA New Jersey Chapter D4S build will begin on Monday, Aug. 15 at 8 a.m. at 283 Devoe Avenue, Monroe Township, N.J. Depending on the number of volunteers, we will most likely be there Monday and Tuesday with a possibility of Wednesday as well. Please make sure all volunteers let me know what day/time/skill set/contact information before this Friday so that I can make sure Marty Coffey, the GC for our D4S build has all of this by Monday morning. Volunteers should bring their own tools.

    Our amazing NADRA members have donated ALL of the material! A special thank you to AZEK, Niece Lumber, Phoenix Mfg, Railing Dynamics, Wolf Distributing, Techno Metal Post of Northern New Jersey! So now it is up to our fabulous volunteers to "get 'er done!" What better way to give back then swinging the hammer, carrying a few boards, and a little blood, sweat, and tears to show how much we value our fellow American and all that he has sacrificed to keep our country free! With a lot of teamwork (and some very skilled NADRA members), we should be in and out of this job in no time. I thank you all of you whom have responded so quickly about donating material and labor and look forward to working with you next week! It is quite an honor to work on this project as well as to work with such giving people in our industry! Those whom have volunteered to help thus far (please let me know which day(s)/time you are able and willing to give us):
    • Marty Coffey - ProDeck Remodeler (our GC for the D4S)
    • Mike Schwartz - Windward Sales
    • Gus de la Cruz - Barrett Contracting (sending a crew)
    • Gary Daley - America's Deck Builder (sending a crew)
    • Bob Lett - Wolf Distributing Co. (plus 3+ guys)
    • Dick Sheridan - Phoenix Manufacturing Inc (plus 3)
    • Scott Schmidt, John May, and Rich H - Fiberon
    • Lainie Sleppin - Midstate Lumber
    Since this was such a quick project, we did not have a chance to do D4S t-shirts. If anyone knows anyone in the shirt business and would like to see if there is still a possibility of getting shirts printed in time (or even if we give out after the build) and what the costs are, please let me know as I can try and get logos of those involved.

    Thank you all again,

    Jen Sheridan
    NJ Chapter D4S Chair
    Cell: 732-567-5555

    Lumber industry rallies to build decks for soldiers
    Building Products Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The North American Deck and Railing Association is behind a campaign to show appreciation for members of the armed forces by building them decks. BPD asked Heather Beaudry, NADRA's membership, chapter and event coordinator, how lumber dealers can participate in the Deck for a Soldier program. More

    Decked out: As homeowners start building new decks, they have much more choice in products
    The Associated Press via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The deck has gone high tech. Wood decks are rapidly being replaced by plastic, aluminum and other man-made decking materials, which are prized for their easy maintenance. Builders are making decks into showpieces, with multiple levels, custom railing and other perks. Even wood is getting an upgrade, with some buyers seeking out rare, tropical hardwoods for their durability. More


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

    Curb appeal: Porches, decks add pizzazz to any home
    Midland Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A front porch can be cool place to enjoy a warm summer evening or it can simply be an inviting entrance to your home, adding a little pizzazz to the curb appeal. Whether you dress it up with a hot pink wicker chair, gauzy curtains or an old-fashioned, hanging wooden swing - just like the kind grandma had - the porch offers a space to entertain guests or a quiet oasis for sipping iced tea at dusk. More

    Construction spending in US climbs for third straight month
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Construction spending in the U.S. rose in June for a third consecutive month, led by a gain in nonresidential building, including factories, communications plants and commercial structures. The 0.2 percent increase followed a revised 0.3 percent gain in May that was previously reported as a drop, Commerce Department figures showed in Washington. The median estimate of economists in a Bloomberg News survey projected a 0.1 percent increase. More

    Remodeling remains robust in ailing real estate market
    Consumer Reports    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    An upward bounce in a popular remodeling index shows that homeowners are going ahead with remodeling projects despite the dismal real estate market. In fact, BuildFax says that remodeling projects were up across the country in May continuing a 19-month trend. "Even with the continued struggles in the economy, the remodeling industry has been a bright spot, as consumers look to make upgrades to their current homes, rather than purchasing a new residence," said Joe Emison, Vice President of Research and Development at BuildFax. More

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    Customers drive lumber company's success
    Cabinetmaker + FDM    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Huge numbers of companies have responded to the economic meltdown in the woodworking industry by cutting back in quality, service, personnel, and other areas. But MacDonald & Owen Lumber Co. has bucked that trend, moving ahead with a customer-centric business plan, including an award-winning marketing video emphasizing customer testimonials. More

    Managing assets in construction
    Constructech    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Asset management has always been a vital component to running a successful construction operation. Whether the key asset or set of assets in question are tools, equipment, or any other material, the ability to accurately track and manage these items can save great time and money. More

    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

    NADRA Highlights

    Find out first on NADRA's Facebook Fan Page
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    Important dates to remember

    • August 16 - NADRA Georgia Chapter meeting sponsored by Trex at 5:30 p.m. at Prado Taco Mac. Please RSVP to Ginny Tibbetts at
    • Aug. 22 - NADRA New England Chapter breaks ground for their very first Deck for a Soldier build!
    • Oct. 3-4 - WPC Conference 2011: Decking & Outdoor Living Products in Charlotte, N.C. Click HERE for more details.
    • Oct. 12-15 - DeckExpo 2011: Exhibits on Oct. 13-15, and the Confernce is on Oct. 12-15, at the Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill. Click HERE for more details.
    • Oct. 13 - NADRA Main Event happening at and location to be announced soon! Stay tuned to learn more about NADRA's Annual Meeting, Dinner Party, Deck Competition and Awards Ceremony!

    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

    Don't forget to check out the NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide!

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