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Attention deck builders! Lumber yards, manufacturers, dealers and distributors: PLEASE pass this on to your builder lists. Help us spread the word! NADRA Challenges you to enter the 2011 National Deck Competition and upload your best deck projects today!

The deadline for entries is Sept. 30! Get your entries in today!
What's in it for you?...Win national regonition and PR!
  • Earn a chance to talk about your project in front of the industry at the museum in the Omnimax Theatre in Chicago!
  • Photos displayed at NADRA's Awards Ceremony, The BUZZ, Industry Brief, Facebook pages, NADRA's blog and website!
  • Special logo for your use in all of your marketing!
  • Special logo placed next to your company profile on NADRA's website!
If your are not a member, join NOW! and enter the competition!
To view a slideshow of last years winners, click here.
If you are an industry rep, manufacturer, dealer, distributor, lumberyard or any other member category other than a builder, we would love for you to help us spread the word about our big event and National Deck Competition. Please do what you can to spread the word! Click here to view and save the flyers we created for you to print for your counters. Thank you!

NADRA is proud to announce Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc. as our NADRA Rocks! Photo Contest winner
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We would like to take a minute to thank Phoenix for their continued support of NADRA. It's members like you that keep us strong and moving forward. We are very lucky to have you so involved with NADRA.

We think you ROCK! You can "like" Phoenix on Facebook by clicking here.

"We have been able to network with some of the BEST in the industry due to being a part of NADRA. It has increased business and we feel confident with any NADRA builder using our products that they are installing and building decks and rails that are safe! Sienna and "Phoenix" (the puppy) enjoy being on a NADRA deck!" — Jen Sheridan, VP Sales/Marketing, Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc.

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New Jersey Chapter Update
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The next NADRA New Jersey chapter meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Fuddruckers located at 1271 Route 22 West, Bridgewater, N.J., 08807. The meeting will be sponsored by Windward Sales and will feature an exciting guest speaker, Dr. Tom Collins. He is a motivational speaker (among many other careers such as a board certified chiropractic physician, police officer and drill instructor) and will be motivating and empowering us to get more out of life. You do not want to miss this meeting! More

Atlanta Chapter Update
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Thanks to everyone that attended [our last] meeting and helped with making it a success. The turn out was great with 52 signing the registry. The McCormick & Schmick facility was a definite step in the right direction although it's obvious we still need more space. Our chapter apparently made an impression on the staff there as well as the manager has offered to set up a private bar for us at our next meeting since our members just about ran the legs off the More

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


3200 startups said this SAME thing
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The Startup Genome Project just released a very interesting study. In the study, which took six months to conduct, they gathered and analyzed data on more than 3200 startup companies in the technology field. Their goal: to identify the reason why some startups succeed, while others fail. Importantly, in their research, they identified the ONE reason that stood out more than all the others for business failure. That reason: premature scaling. So, what is "premature scaling?" Premature scaling is trying to grow your company too quickly. More

AZEK and VAST Enterprises establish strategic alliance
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In an agreement signed on Aug. 31, AZEK Building Products Inc., manufacturer of the leading brand of premium, low-maintenance, exterior building products, and VAST® Enterprises, LLC, the materials science research and manufacturing company that invented and patented Composite Masonry, have established a strategic alliance. More


King Metals is your source for the gate operators and motors you trust. And with the best service after the sale, you’ll know you’ve made the right choice! MORE

Orange family preserves lumber tradition in Southeast Texas
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The Rogers Lumber Co. in Orange, Texas, has been home to four generations of working lumbermen who continue to cut pine much like they did more than 40 years ago. In 1963, W. D. Rogers and his brother John moved their company and families from Camden, Ark., to Sour Lake, finally settling in Orange in 1965 at their current five-acre location. More

Homeowners, still cautious, choose moderate remodeling
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It's a common story for homeowners. Many are moving ahead with improvement projects, especially since the unpredictable housing market could make it less appealing to upgrade to a nicer house. But they are scaling back their ambitions and spending less. Home contractors are feeling the pinch. More

Remodeling activity reaches record levels according to BuildFax Remodeling Index for July
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With millions of Americans either unable to secure a mortgage or having to remain in their current home because they cannot sell the property, remodeling activity continues to soar. Recently, BuildFax unveiled its BuildFax Remodeling Index for July 2011 and it shows that remodeling activity reached a record high during the month. The data also indicates that as consumers are putting more discretionary income into their homes, there are now a record number of under-insured properties from coast to coast. More

Ecolife™ - Better Decks Cost Less

Ecolife™ Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood is an environmentally preferred building product that enhances the strength and long-term natural beauty of your deck projects - with significantly less maintenance.

Tennessee company's preservation plan: Invest in wood treatment
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A Rockford, Tenn., company known for its environmentally friendly pest control products is making big investments to keep a popular and safe wood preservative product on the market. Nisus Corp. will build a 10,000-square-foot factory and hire up to 28 employees over the next five years to produce and market copper naphthenate, a wood preservative used in pressure-treated railroad ties, telephone poles and bridge timbers. More

The jobs proposal will impact construction
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Could the construction industry be on the verge of another stimulus bill? If passed, the proposed job creation plan could generate additional employment opportunities and more investment in infrastructure — which would mean more work for the construction industry. More


Important dates to remember

  • Oct. 3-4 - WPC Conference 2011: Decking & Outdoor Living Products in Charlotte, N.C. Click HERE for more details.
  • Oct. 12-15 - DeckExpo 2011: Exhibits on Oct. 13-15, and the Confernce is on Oct. 12-15, at the Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill. Click HERE for more details.
  • Oct. 13 - NADRA Main Event happening at and location to be announced soon! Stay tuned to learn more about NADRA's Annual Meeting, Dinner Party, Deck Competition and Awards Ceremony!

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