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Attention Deck Builders!!!
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We hope you are having a great decking season. Did you find the time to enter your decking projects into NADRA's National Deck Competition? If not, you have until midnight tonight. We are standing by the phones if you need to call with any questions. We are here to help! You can reach us at 215-317-2018 or 215-679-4884. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at The National Aquarium in Baltimore. You do not need to be present to win! See you there & Good Luck! More

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NADRA's now on Facebook
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Be sure to visit the new NADRA page on Facebook. This is a great way to receive up-to-the-minute information about NADRA news and events. Don't be left out of the conversation! More

What can happen with poor deck & stair connections - Presented by EZ-Stair
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In a July 6, article published in The Los Angeles Times, a tragic deck collapse resulting in serious injury and death is reported. The deck was part of a three story apartment complex in a Birmingham suburb. Seven party-goers is all it took to create this tragic event. Unfortunately, this is an all to common occurrence these days. Reports are continually surfacing, confirming the growing frequency of these serious and life-threatening collapses. More

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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

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!

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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!

AGC: Broader support needed for schools that teach skills like construction
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High school dropout rates now reaching 80 percent in some cities could be cut significantly if federal and state education officials do more to develop public schools that teach skills like construction, the president of the Associated General Contractors of America said recently. Noting that construction-focused schools are already delivering better results than comparable public schools in communities across the country, the construction official said students nationwide would benefit if those schools were more widespread. More

Home building permits, lumber prices decline in August
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Homebuilders squinting to see that elusive light at the end of the tunnel will find little sunshine in the latest set of numbers. According to the latest Keystone Report, which tracks homebuilding permits in the 13-county area, new home construction is tailing off again. Lumber mills are reacting to the market. A handful of sawmills in Oregon and Montana reduced or ceased production in August "due to market conditions," according to Eugene, Ore.-based Random Lengths, which tracks the wood-products industry. Lumber prices are now down to about the same levels seen in 2009, when the homebuilding recession was at its low point. More

Goodbye lags in deck ledgers!

Meet code and lower installed costs by using LedgerLok. The ledger board fastener that requires no predrilling.

Tiger Claw awards Parksite with 'Distributor of Decade'
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Tiger Claw Inc. has presented Parksite with its "Distributor of the Decade" Award. Parksite Inc. is a sales, marketing and distribution organization headquartered in Batavia, Ill. Parksite offers specialized products, training and value-added services to market segments within the building industry. Tiger Claw has distributors throughout the United States as well as in 16 countries. More

Obama: GOP should back small-business bill
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Acknowledging that the economy remains fragile, President Obama called on Congress to pass a package of aid for small business and said he would soon propose additional steps to promote hiring and economic growth. The president said Congress should make passage of a long-languishing small business aid package its first order of business when it returns on Sept. 13, from its summer break. More

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

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Deckorators® introduces Aluminum Railing System!

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Superior Plastic Products Inc.

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The Luxwood Corporation

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