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NADRA 2012 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, registration now open
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Registration for NADRA's 2012 Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner is now open. Please click here to read more details and to register you and your guests.

NADRA launches Annual Industry Deck Competition
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NADRA challenges you to enter the competition and upload your best deck projects today. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, Sept. 25. If you are a manufacturer, distributor or lumberyard, challenge your builders to enter their decks. The winners will be announced at NADRA's big night at The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Wednesday, Oct. 10, during the week of DeckExpo! To read the full press release, click here.

There are nine categories for the 2012 Deck Comp:
  • Wood Deck Under 500sf
  • Wood Deck Over 500sf
  • Alternative Deck Under 500sf
  • Alternative Deck Over 500sf
  • NEW Best Commercial Deck
  • Best Covered Deck
  • NEW Best Dock
  • Best Unique Feature
  • Best Illumination
For more details such as category descriptions, rules, deadlines, etc., please visit the 2012 deck competition registration pages. Check out the "Cheat Sheet" found within these pages that we put together for NADRA members!

NADRA Atlanta Chapter meeting Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m.
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It has been a long and hot summer, so why don't you cool down with your NADRA friends at The Ivy Buckhead on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. The Ivy is located on Roswell Road near Powers Ferry and close to Johnny's Hideaway. Member price is $10 per person and nonmembers are $15. Our guest speaker is Kevin Veler, an attorney who specializes in construction law. Our sponsor is Fiberon — thank you James Gunning! Bring a friend with you or forward this evite to your contact list! RSVP by Monday, Aug. 20, please! More

DeckExpo, Baltimore

NADRA's biggest fundraising event of the year!
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As we set the final stage for NADRA events this year, we need to reach out to ask for support from the industry. Please take a few moments to review the opportunities available within this sponsorship form. You can make a difference by referring just one company to sponsor this years big night. This is NADRA's most significant fundraiser of the year. Industry involvement is essential to NADRA's growth.

There are a few ways for NADRA to raise money during this event:
  • Sponsorships
  • Event / Dinner Tickets
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffles
Want to know the benefits of becoming a sponsor? Click here.

To date, we have received sponsorships from: Fortress Railing Products and Wolf Distributing. We couldn't do it without you!


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Industrial Nanotech introduces new nanocoating for wooden decks and railings
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Industrial Nanotech, the company leveraging nanotechnology to offer sustainable and energy conserving solutions, has added a new product labeled Nansulate Deck to its patented Nansulate product line. The Nansulate Deck is a clear coating that protects and cools wooden decks and railings. More

Wood-plastic composites growing rapidly in Southeast Asia
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Southeast Asia's small wood plastic composite industry is projected to grow 10 percent a year through 2015, reaching 55,000 metric tons of production, according to a new study that claims to be the first to focus on WPC in that region. The WPC industry from Indonesia to Thailand is more export oriented than Europe, and is seeing opportunities for more export growth as costs in China rise, according to the study. More

To go green, look for the blue label
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In the 1970s, clothing shoppers were advised in a popular advertising jingle from the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union to "look for the union label." In that same spirit, anyone shopping for an energy-efficient home today would be well-advised to look for the sky-blue Energy Star label. More

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