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NADRA Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony - HUGE SUCCESS!
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NADRA hosted their Annual Meeting and First Annual National Deck Awards Ceremony at The National Aquarium in Baltimore on Sept. 15. More than 250 guests were in attendence, consisting of the NADRA National Board of Directors, NADRA diamond-level sponsors Fiberon and Real Outdoor Living, silver-level sponsor Timbertech and bronze-level sponsor FastenMaster. Other guests included NADRA builder contestants, manufacturers, distributors, industry representatives and many other industry professionals.

Visit the NADRA homepage for a list of the 2010 NADRA Deck Competition winners.

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Save the date for NADRA Stock 2010
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Attention NADRA builders, manufacturers, lumber yards, retailers, distributors, reps and prospects: The New Jersey Chapter of NADRA is hosting its second annual NADRA Stock! Mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 9 P.M. EST. The event will take place at Flemington Elks located at 165 Rt. 31, in Flemington, N.J. 08822. Builders, come out and learn about the newest products. Enjoy great food and live music! This is the perfect opportunity for face-to-face contact with contractors in the tri-state area. Vendor tables are available! Click here to sponsor this event! First come, first serve. If you would like to sponsor this event, we need to have your commitment and company logo no later than Sept. 27, in order to get your company logo on the 2010 NADRA Stock t-shirt. We hope you will join us! More

Recession is officially over, but anxiety lingers
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On the day that the Great Recession was officially declared to be part of history, President Obama confronted deepening angst from business leaders and ordinary Americans who have little faith that the recovery is for real. The determination that the U.S. recession ended in June 2009, made by a panel of private economists who are the arbiters of business cycles, confirms that the 18-month downturn was the longest recession of the post-World War II era. More

Trex Company announces licensing partnership with Poly-Wood, Inc.
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Trex Company, the nation's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing, fencing and trim products, announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Syracuse, Ind.-based Poly-Wood, Inc., to develop and market stylish and comfortable outdoor living furniture. The Trex® Outdoor Furniture collection will include 26 exclusive designs across four different product lines to complement low-maintenance and eco-friendly Trex outdoor living spaces. More

Construction materials prices edge higher in August    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Prices for construction materials edged up 0.2 percent in August, according to the Sept. 16 producer price index (PPI) report by the U.S. Labor Department. Prices are 3.6 percent higher than one year ago. Nonferrous wire and cable prices increased 1.8 percent for the month and are up 8.7 percent compared to August 2009. Prices for plumbing fixtures and fittings were up 0.6 percent in August and up 1.2 percent from the same time last year. Prices for concrete products inched up 0.5 percent for the month, but are down 1.1 percent from August 2009 levels. More

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Counter sales: 3 tools for providing an A+ customer experience
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Store décor, staffing, inventory, product selection and timely delivery speak much louder than any worn out phrases we profess to believe. These elements are visual representations of the actions we take. The sum of these parts equals the customer experience factor-a mental scorecard a customer uses to grade your performance against his expectations. More

Factors related to small business success
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According to the latest statistics from the United States' Small Business Administration (SBA,) about two-thirds of small businesses survive for at least two years while around 44 percent of small business establishments tend to last for at least four years which is in contrasts with the myth that most small businesses fail and went bankrupt within a year or so. More

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Tax cuts: Small biz fact check
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Republicans say raising taxes on the wealthy would cause small businesses to pull back on hiring. Many leading Democrats say that's nonsense. Who's right? The answer isn't black and white, despite politicians' confident assertions to the contrary. It's more like multiple shades of gray. Here's a breakdown of the debate. More

Health insurers plan hikes
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Health insurers say they plan to raise premiums for some Americans as a direct result of the health overhaul in coming weeks, complicating Democrats' efforts to trumpet their signature achievement before the midterm elections. Aetna Inc., some BlueCross BlueShield plans and other smaller carriers have asked for premium increases of between 1 percent and 9 percent to pay for extra benefits required under the law, according to filings with state regulators. These and other insurers say Congress's landmark refashioning of U.S. health coverage, which passed in March after a brutal fight, is causing them to pass on more costs to consumers than Democrats predicted. More

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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!

Important dates to remember
  • Oct. 4 - RSVP date for NADRA Stock 2010
  • Oct. 19 - Atlanta Chapter Meeting at 5 p.m. - Location TBA.

For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

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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

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