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NADRA 2012 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
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Registration for NADRA's 2012 Annual Meeting, Awards Dinner and Deck Competition is now open. Click the links above to learn more. A very special thank you to our sponsors to-date:
  • Fiberon — Diamond Level
  • Fortress Railing Products — Silver Level
  • Wolf Distributing — Bronze Level
  • EZ Stairs, Inc. — Supporting Sponsor
We couldn't do it without your help. Thank you!

NADRA New Jersey Chapter — August meeting recap
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Following is a recap of last week's NADRA New Jersey Chapter meeting that was held at the Chimney Rock Inn. We had a good turn out and Marty did a great job leading the meeting as our new Chapter president. A special thanks to Wolf for supporting our local New Jersey chapter of NADRA. More

Composite Decking & Railing Conference
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In its ninth year, the Composite Decking and Railing Conference (formerly WPC: Wood-Plastic & Natural Fiber Composites Conference) continues its tradition of delivering industry coverage, trends, educational sessions and networking. The conference brings together raw material suppliers, equipment and building products manufacturers, distributors, dealers, contractors, government and university R&D organizations. More

Code update: Ledger bolting under 2012 IRC. What the $%#@
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NADRA's LinkedIn Group Discussions are heating up on this subject matter! Please join in on the discussion. We want to hear your professional opinions!

"Now join and support NADRA. In less than nine months the process to alter the code for 2015 will be underway. What's the next unrealistic madness that will be put upon our industry? I've got some action items for our members to help stop the madness, but first I need you to understand the madness. I need to get your opinion. Don't let me do the thinking for the industry alone ... perhaps I'm wrong, and you like and agree with these new requirements. I won't know if you don't speak up. Tell me NADRA. Do you like this? Visit NADRA on LinkedIn and join this discussion." -Glenn Mathewson


NADRA member Pat Noonan talks about deck safety after Forest Lake, Minn., deck collapse
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With news of the deck collapse at a home in Forest Lake, Minn., those who advocate for deck safety are speaking out. Pat Noonan runs O'Noon Deck & Basement Company in the Twin Cities and is a member of the North American Deck and Rail Association. NADRA is a national group that champions deck safety as a mission. Noonan says, on average, there is a deck collapse almost every single day in the United States. More

Perennial Wood named in 101 Best New Products
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Perennial Wood decking has been named one of the 101 Best New Products of 2012 in the decking/outdoor living category by Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines. Made by Eastman, Perennial Wood is real wood modified to endure nature's harshest elements. More

Deceuninck North America partners with FastenMaster to provide line of hidden fasteners for its clubhouse PVC decking
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Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors and outdoor living, is pleased to announce its recent partnership with FastenMaster, the creator of a unique line of hidden deck screws for a variety of structural fastener applications. More

3 key things that get attendees into your trade show booth
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It would be very easy to think that by simply building a beautiful trade show exhibit that many, many visitors will willingly come into your booth space. And for many years, that had been true. But today, trade show attendees have become more skeptical and reluctant to leave the aisle and enter into booth spaces. More

Rooftop deck resurfacing with AZEK VAST Pavers saves thousands, provides stunning city views and low maintenance
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For a year and a half, a condo association struggled with how to replace a worn, 800-square-foot pressure treated deck on the rooftop of a 10-story condo building in downtown Milwaukee, as well as 34 balcony decks. The rooftop deck had become almost impossible to maintain, requiring a more durable surface while keeping the original metal joists. The replacement project typically would have been time and labor intensive, especially the demolition. More

DeckExpo, Baltimore

NADRA Silent Auction
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Items are beginning to roll in for this year's silent auction! Thank you to Sure Drive USA for donating a Mantis Clip Deck Pack valued at $250. This kit will fasten 250-square-feet of decking, and the winner can choose the type of grooved decking they wish to install. We will ship the correct Mantis clip directly to the winner.

Thank you to DecksDirect for donating two $250 DeckDirect gift cards, to EZ Stairs, Inc. for donating the Contractor Bracket Pack (makes 8 stair treads valued at $60), and to Overseas Hardwoods Company for donating an Everlasting Hardwoods Ipe bench.

To donate an item to NADRA's Silent Auction, please download the form, enter your item and fax it to 888-623-7248. All silent auction items will be on display for bidding at NADRA's main event Wednesday, Oct. 10, as well as in the NADRA booth (3104) on Oct. 11-12!

Register now for NADRA Master Deck Professional Education/Certification in Baltimore, Oct. 8 and 9
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New in 2012, NADRA is offering the four-part Master Deck Professional, "Codes and Standards." NADRA Members are offered special pricing! Classes will be held on Monday, Oct. 8, and Tuesday, Oct. 9! Check it out and be sure to register! More


5 free and low-cost tools for improving social media productivity
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For busy business owners, managing your brand on a growing list of social networks can be time consuming, if not stressful and frustrating. The good news is that there are a small army of tools and apps that can help simplify the process. "Social media. Productivity. Efficiency. These words don't always go together, but they should," said Lisa Buyer, president and CEO of online public relations, social media and SEO agency The Buyer Group, based in Hollywood, Fla. More


Important dates to remember
  • Sept. 13 — Deadline to register for NADRA Dinner Event with early-bird pricing
  • Sept. 25 — Deadline to enter NADRA Deck Competition
  • Oct. 8 and 9 — NADRA Master Deck Professional Education / Certification: Register here
  • Oct. 10 — NADRA's Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner/Fundraiser: 5:30 p.m., American Visionary Art Museum, after-party held at Hard Rock Cafe from 10:30 p.m. — close.
  • Oct. 8-12 — DeckExpo, Baltimore — NADRA Main Event Sponsorship Opportunities, Silent Auction, etc. Click Here
  • Oct. 22-23Composite Decking & Railing Conference — JW Marriott Buckhead Atlanta
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

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