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Coming to DeckExpo? Don't miss out on NADRA's Main Event!
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Get ready for another action-packed night with NADRA! We invite you and your guests to join us at The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, from 5:30-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Registration links can be found below.
Thank you to our Main Event sponsors:
  • Fiberon — Diamond Level
  • MoistureShield — Platinum Level
  • Fortress Railing Products — Silver Level
  • Screw Products, Inc. — Silver Level
  • TimberTech — Silver Level
  • Wolmanized Outdoor Wood — Silver Level
  • Wolf Distributing — Bronze Level
  • California Redwood Association — Bronze Level
  • Techno Metal Post, New Jersey — Bronze Level
  • Cabot Woodcare — Bronze Level
  • EZ Stairs, Inc. — Supporting Sponsor

Important news from NADRA
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Just in! News from NADRA — all about the Deck Competition, NADRA Certification, Code Meeting! Plus, a chance to win a FREE dinner ticket and learn what the promo code is for a FREE show pass for DeckExpo! If you're in the decking industry, take some time to read this newsletter and pass it on. More

Annual Deck Competition extended
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New deadline: Sunday, Sept. 30, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Click here to learn details or to enter the competition.

Technology Built for the Building Materials Industry

Luxwood provides simple, easy to use design software when the bill of materials must match the design. Design a deck faster with Luxwood Design Tools than with any other system on the market today. Good graphics combined with flexibility, quick and easy revisions plus the ability to display the deck on a picture of your prospect's house make this an unparalleled selling tool for decks. MORE

Like us on Facebook for a chance to win!
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Like us on Facebook and enter our "Be Our Guest" Sweepstakes for a chance to win a complimentary dinner ticket to NADRA's Main Event at The American Visionary Art Museum! More

NADRA meetings at the show
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Join us for the below meetings! Simply follow the links to learn details and to RSVP! NADRA Code Meeting — 2015 IRC, Be Heard!
Thursday, Oct. 11
12:30-2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 11
2-2:30 p.m.

NADRA Atlanta Deck For a Soldier Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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Ribbon Cutting:
Date: Thursday, Sept. 27
Time: 12 p.m.
Where: Please contact Ginny Tibbetts, Atlanta Chapter Secretary for soldiers address:

We hope to have a great turnout at the event and show our thanks for this year's recipient and look at all the hard work that has been done by so many of our members.
- Keith Compton, NADRA Atlanta Chapter President

Dear Atlanta Chapter: We can't thank you enough for your help with this program! Of the many programs we have had the honor to create along this journey, the Deck for a Soldier program is the one that just keeps giving year after year ... passing that "good feeling" forward to everyone who gets involved along the way ... it's in the giving that we truly receive. We extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to our soldier, Michael Dickerson and his family. A warm thank you to all of the NADRA members and volunteers that made their new outdoor living space possible.
- Michael Beaudry, NADRA Executive VP


Front porches making a big comeback
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Front porches are making a big comeback. It's not quite a return to Norman Rockwell's Americana, but the rise in the number of new homes with porches hints at a shift in the way Americans want to live: In smaller houses and dense neighborhoods that promote walking and social interaction. More

For the home workshop, a GPS for power tools
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Woodworking is a tricky skill to master. Students learn to measure carefully before they reach for a saw, and to cut as true to the design as hand and eye allow. But, even so, precise cutting is a painstaking job, full of pitfalls and mismatched moldings. Now computers and their tireless calculations may bolster the skills of many people who want to create well-cut picture frames, inlays or furniture but lack the dexterity. More

TimberTech partners with Feeney to introduce industry's 1st complete composite with cable railing system
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TimberTech, a leading manufacturer of alternative decking materials, has partnered with Feeney, Inc., well-known in the industry for their premier CableRail by Feeney cable assemblies, to bring the industry's only complete railing system featuring TimberTech's high-quality, composite railing with Feeney's stainless steel CableRail infill. More

Redwood ramps up: Expanded promotions help sell redwood    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The mission of the California Redwood Association is to leverage the collective strength of its members to communicate all benefits of redwood lumber in a way that complements each member's marketing and promotional programs. Dual impacts of economic recession and competition from alternative products have affected redwood market share just as they have for many other traditional building products. More

CAMO Fasteners expanded product line to be featured at DeckExpo
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On Oct. 10-12, National Nail Corp.'s CAMO Fasteners will be exhibiting at the 2012 DeckExpo in Baltimore, at the Baltimore Convention Center. "We are looking forward to this year's DeckExpo," said W. Scott Baker, president and CEO of National Nail Corp. More

Fiberon: Equal Parts Beauty and Durability

Offer your customers beautiful Fiberon Horizon decking for dramatic, exotic wood tones and durability second to none. Your craftsmanship with Horizon decking provides customers the ultimate in long-lasting good looks, backed by a 25-year performance, stain and fade warranty. Visit Fiberon for beautiful composite decking and railing options. MORE

Why a little fall outdoor maintenance can go a long way
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After spending the summer enjoying the outdoors, it can be a little bittersweet to get the deck and yard ready for the cooler days ahead. The good news is getting outdoor areas ready for winter doesn't have to be a time-consuming process. A few simple steps can minimize extra work when warmer weather rolls around again. More

Keep outdoor living coming
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Comfortable spaces don't need to be constrained by four walls, and an outdoor entertaining area can quickly become the most important "room" of your home. Weather conditions can be tough on outdoor areas, but with a few simple updates, you can create a perfect outdoor space in no time. An easy way to brighten up an outdoor area is with a fresh coat of paint. More

Consumer Reports tests 30 deck stains
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Decks are a wonderful place to relax, but keeping them looking good is a real challenge. Consumer Reports is running long-term tests on more than 30 deck stains. Current findings show that some offer far better protection than others. If you don't maintain your deck with a good stain, contractor Steve Bradsell says you'll pay the consequences. More

Fiberon expands western dealer network
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Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, announces a partnership with Building Materials and Construction Services, based in Boise, Idaho, to serve homebuilders and remodelers in the western United States market. More

Lumber tax replaces forest regulatory fees in California
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California's timber industry groups say they scored a big win with the passage by the California Assembly of AB 1492, a bill that eliminates regulatory fees on California timber firms, allows extra time to harvest timber and prevents excessive civil liability for wildfires — all hot button issues for the forest products business. More

Homeowners battle ember threat
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Rebuilding, or even just building, a home in a wildfire danger zone is about more than fire — resistant materials. In Colorado Springs, Colo., as the community waits for new fire codes to be voted on, it's about removing trees, narrowing roof vents, choosing gutters and buying dual-pane windows. More

Wooden deck tragedy likely to change landlord inspection requirements
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Landlords could soon have a legal obligation to ensure wooden decks are safe for tenants. Annette Hennessy recommends that current state laws be amended to ensure mandatory inspections are undertaken on decks that are 10-years-old or more before a property is placed on the rental market, and that ongoing checks of decks are undertaken every three years thereafter. More


How to get your employees and customers to market for you
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Some of the best grassroots marketing tactics are comprised of ideas that can be done on site. The obvious advantage to these types of promotion is that you have total control over their implementation, since you are not promoting in conjunction with another merchant or organization. Here are two easy-to-implement, on-site marketing tactics that use your best assets: Your employees and your customers. More

18 tips for success from Richard Branson
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He's the only entrepreneur to have built eight separate billion-dollar companies in eight different industries — and he did it all without a degree in business. "Had I pursued my education long enough to learn all the conventional dos and don'ts of starting a business I often wonder how different my life and career might have been," he writes in his new book, Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School. Business Insider compiled some of the best tips from his book here. More


Important dates to remember
  • Sept. 30 — 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. 10-12 — DeckExpo, Baltimore 2012: Exhibits — Learn more
  • Oct. 22-23Composite Decking & Railing Conference — JW Marriott Buckhead Atlanta
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

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The Kits Make It Easy

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Hidden Deck Fasteners

Visit Screw Products, Inc. at DeckExpo and make sure to stop by and see our presentation on deck safety featuring DeckLok, The Advanced Lateral Anchor! Booth #1510

Make Your Outdoor Sanctuary Glow

FortressAccents LED Glow Rings emit a warm glow and uses 80% less energy than traditional incandescent lights.
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