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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 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
  • Screw Products, Inc. — Silver Level
  • TimberTech — Silver Level
  • Wolf Distributing — Bronze Level
  • EZ Stairs, Inc. — Supporting Sponsor
We couldn't do it without your help. Thank you!


CPG International Inc. to acquire TimberTech
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CPG International Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire TimberTech, a subsidiary of the Crane Group and well-known manufacturer of high quality, low maintenance decking, railing and accessory products. CPG International is the parent company of AZEK Building Products, a leading manufacturer of premium, low-maintenance exterior products that include decking, railing, porch boards, trim, mouldings and recycled composite pavers. More

Biggest lumber profit since 2006 led by US
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West Fraser Timber Co. and Western Forest Products Inc. are leading Canadian lumber producers to the biggest combined profit since 2006 as mills run at five-year highs to feed a U.S. housing rebound and near-record Chinese demand. Lumber mills in British Columbia, Canada's leading forestry region, ran at 86 percent of production capacity in the five months through May, compared with 82 percent for all of 2011, according to the Western Wood Products Association. More

We tested it: How hot decking materials get
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Kevin Stevens writes: Earlier this summer I was reading an article about some folks who installed some aluminum decking. As a Denver-area deck builder and contractor it got me thinking about the thermal properties of various decking materials. Here in Colorado we get lots of sun and that translates to some hot surfaces. More

Principia announces the '5 Questions' session
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Speakers to address hottest trends affecting decking and railing demand. Principia is pleased to announce a new session called "5 Questions" at its 9th annual conference on Composite Decking and Railing, formerly WPC: Wood-Plastic & Natural Fiber Composites Conference. This year's event is on Oct. 22-23, at JW Marriott Buckhead in Atlanta. Five leading industry experts will each answer a set of 5 questions on the hottest trends affecting decking and railing demand. Each speaker brings a different perspective to the table, from the contractor, lumberyard, wholesaler and manufacturer, to national and regional, to east coast and west coast. For more information on this session, the program, exhibit and sponsorship opportunities visit the conference website by clicking below. More

American Plastic Lumber reveals its latest attraction    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Having an outdoor sanctuary is what dreams are made of. Every homeowner would love to have a nice garden packed with modern amenities, such as beautiful decking. However, when it comes to actually owning one, durability is a factor that rules the roost. More

Molecularly modified pine challenges tropical hardwoods and plastics
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Outdoor product manufacturers can have love/hate relationships with wood. While wood is loved for its beauty, sustainable qualities and workability, most species eventually exhibit signs of breakdown, twisting and warping when exposed to the elements, shortening the product's life and usefulness. Product manufacturers take the good with the bad, as wood has been a mainstay in product design and outdoor building components for hundreds of years. More


7 tips for creating your own destiny
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Too many people whine about not having the life they want. The main reason people fall short of their own expectations is the same reason most companies fail to achieve their objectives: Poor planning and execution. In fact, it is amazing how many successful executives create strategy for their business, leaving their life to chance. Often it's more comfortable to complain and blame outside factors for lack of accomplishment or unhappiness than to take time to work on life rather than in it. More

The secret to success: Feedback
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Everyone talks about how to be a success and learn from failure. The truth is you can count those events on one or two hands and you don't always know if you've had a success or failure until long after the fact. Feedback, however, comes far more frequently than success-failure events, so it can be a far more useful gauge, if you're open to it. And you should be. The problem is, most people aren't. More

3 simple ways to use LinkedIn to boost sales
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Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest. These are the platforms many social media experts claim can be the linchpin in developing your online presence. While all of them can be useful marketing tools, there's another social network that can be more effective in generating leads and sales: LinkedIn. Here are three steps to help transform your LinkedIn profile into a lead generating machine. 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

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
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