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NADRA National Deck Competition winners announced TODAY!
DeckExpo exhibit hall opens today! See here for Exhibit Hall features. Be sure to stop by the NADRA booth, #6312.

Tonight is going to be a night you don't want to miss! There are more than 200 industry professionals gathering at The National Aquarium for a night of fine food, industry news, awards and fish - and yes, there will be sharks too! Join us for NADRA's big night at the Aquarium. Learn about our Deck for a Soldier program, meet NADRA builders, talk to your manufacturer representatives and learn about the newest products out there. This is your chance to spend four hours rubbing elbows with the best in your industry and to learn what NADRA is all about! Tickets will not be sold at the door. You must pre-register for this event. You have until today at noon EST. Please call Heather at 215.317.2018 with any questions or to register over the phone.

If you are unable to attend DeckExpo this year, we will be recapping tonights event and taking plenty of pictures. We will send out a formal eNews blast when we return to NADRA HQ the week after DeckExpo to announce the winners. We will miss you this year, but hope to see you at next years show!

See you in Baltimore - or if not, we hope you call in soon to say hi!

Your Home Team at NADRA HQ & Your Board of Directors

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

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Lumber has biggest weekly gain in two months on outlook for US economy
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Lumber prices climbed, capping the biggest weekly gain in two months, on signs of optimism in the U.S. economy. U.S. wholesale inventories rose in July by the most in two years as a rebound in demand spurred companies to add to stockpiles, Commerce Department data showed recently. The amount of goods on hand compared with sales indicated that manufacturing gains will be sustained in coming months. Lumber soared as much as 6 percent, extending a rally to a three-month high. More

Construction spending in US fell twice as much as forecast
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Construction spending in July fell twice as much as forecast, led by a slump in homebuilding that will depress U.S. economic growth. The 1 percent drop brought spending to $805.2 billion, the lowest level in a decade, after a revised 0.8 percent drop in June that wiped out a previously estimated gain, Commerce Department figures showed this week in Washington. Spending on federal government projects fell by the most in a year. More

Structural fasteners turn on changes in building materials
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Dealers must keep up on the latest construction trends in order to provide customers with the right fastener for the right building material and ensure the best home building package. Fastener companies can assist dealers and builders to make sure they are educated about the factors that impact proper fastener installation. More

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Everything is changing in the business world today. The new reality of too much competition and too little profit has become an ongoing challenge. As you get tossed around in this sea of constant change, the basic business fundamentals never change. Here are seven sure-fire ways to fail in business if you don't make the right moves now. More

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Barrette Outdoor Living introduces XPANSE™ railings
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Barrette Outdoor Living now offers Xpanse™ railing - a low maintenance deck, balcony or porch railing system with visual appeal and rugged durability. Xpanse is a complete product line of aluminum, vinyl and wooden outdoor products. The Xpanse brand offers homeowners the opportunity to create a cohesive look in their outdoor space. The railing has the same look as the Xpanse lattice, shed and fencing. More

Trex Company sweeps composite decking category in Remodeling Magazine's 2010 Brand Use Survey
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Trex Company, the leading manufacturer of wood alternative decking, railing and fencing, was recently recognized with four first place rankings in Remodeling magazine's 2010 Brand Use Study. Trex swept the "Decking: Composite and Vinyl" category with top marks for brand familiarity, brand use and quality. The 2010 Brand Use Study — conducted by independent research company Readex Research — surveys in-depth the brands builders know best, the ones they use the most and the ones they rate the highest in quality. Trade professionals also rank brands on product excellence, promotion effectiveness and market dominance. More

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