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Deadline extended to sign up for the NADRA Deck Competition
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The deadline to enter the NADRA deck competition has been extended through Sept. 1. To register for the competition, click here. Several fantastic entries have already been entered, so be sure to get your incredible deck projects in today! More

DeckExpo Updates:

  • The deadline to enter the deck competition has been extended to Sept. 1! If you have not yet entered the deck competition, enter today. Several fantastic entries have already been submitted, so be sure to get your incredible deck projects in today! Click here to learn more and to enter the competition.
  • Be sure to participate in the Silent Auction. 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!

Recycled content verified for decking: 'We're the first,' says Trex
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Verification of recycled content is important to today's consumers, particularly with all the unsubstantiated claims with regard to recycled content. One company just announced that it's the first wood-alternative decking manufacturer to receive verification of recycled content. Trex Co., a manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing, received a Verification of Attributes Report (VAR-1011) from the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) under the Sustainable Attributes Verification & Evaluation (SAVE) program. More

AZEK turns on sustainability microsite
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Scranton, Pa.-based AZEK Building Products, manufacturer of PVC decking, trim and other building products, launched a microsite with its parent company CPG. The site will present the company's views on the environmental impact of various building materials during the entire lifecycle of the product. More

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Production, housing starts probably rose: US economy preview
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Factory production and housing starts probably rose in July as part of the U.S. economy's uneven transition to a slower pace of growth in the second half of the year, economists said reports this week will show. Manufacturing, which spearheaded the recovery from the worst recession since the 1930s, will probably cool in coming months as a slowdown in consumer spending leads to fewer orders. A recovery that Fed policy makers said was "more modest" than they projected prompted central bankers last week to take additional steps to revive the economy. More

Date your customers to keep them loyal
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Building relationships takes commitment, time, and constant contact. When you don't see each other or stay in touch, the relationship withers away and vanishes over time. Remember when you were first dating? To get to know the other person, you spent lots of time talking, having fun and doing things together. After the date, you would call and talk for hours, send them flowers and keep in touch on a regular basis. Building loyal customer relationships works the same way. More

10 easy ways to green your business
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Greening your own business can be as easy as installing and using products from your own inventory. Going green also means being aware of every product being used in your business. Everything from the copy paper in the office to the toilet paper in the restrooms is available in a greener version. Get your employees involved and look for ways to recycle, reduce and reuse. Remember that waste isn't just bad for the environment-it's also bad for your bottom line. More

Optimizing Facebook status updates for local marketing
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Many small-to-medium businesses are awakening to the marketing potential found in Facebook's massive audience, and have begun developing their Facebook pages to promote their companies. While posting status updates is a great way to engage with your customers, there are some ways to kick them up a notch to expand your promotional potential, and a few tips for optimizing your Facebook status updates. More

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NADRA Industry Update available through MultiBriefs app
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NADRA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the NADRA Industry Update, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The NADRA Industry Update is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it's downloaded, you can add the NADRA feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. For those without iPhones, not to worry. We also have Blackberry and Droid versions. For Blackberry users, visit the Blackberry App World and search "MultiBriefs." Droid users can go to the Android Marketplace and search "MultiBriefs."

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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

Important dates to remember
  • October 19 - Atlanta Chapter Meeting at 5 p.m. - Location TBA.

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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!

Deckorators® introduces Aluminum Railing System!

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Get Inspired By The Possibilites.

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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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