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Deadline to enter NADRA's National Deck Competition is this Friday, Sept. 30!
  • 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, it is not too late, join NOW and enter the competition!
Enter the National Deck Competition HERE.
Register for NADRA's main event at the museum HERE.

Click here to view and save the flyers we created for you to print for your counters. Thank you!

NADRA's Official Hotel of DeckExpo is The Hard Rock Hotel! You must book your room(s) ASAP in order to get the discounted pricing. To reserve your stay at the discounted rate, click HERE.

NADRA New England Chapter in the news again for D4S build
The Patriot Ledger    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
David Brouillette of Dracut, Mass., has been a member of the armed services for more than 25 years. Last month, a group of builders from southern New England presented him with a thank-you he'll never forget. Brouillette, a battalion executive officer in the Vermont Army National Guard, received a new deck for his home courtesy of the North American Deck and Rail Association's Deck for a Soldier program. More

WOLF announces winner of Facebook decking sweepstakes
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NADRA-member WOLF, a leading provider of building products along the East Coast, announced the winner of its first-ever Facebook sweepstakes. Robert McGregor, Jr., of South Plainfield, N.J., won a WOLF™ PVC Decking package valued at up to $2,500. McGregor was selected at random from more than 1,200 entries submitted by visitors to WOLF's Facebook page. All entrants will receive a coupon worth $100 off the purchase of WOLF™ PVC Decking. The sweepstakes entry period ended on Aug. 31. More

Better, Faster, Safer, Easier, Fail-Safe Footer's
The WP Fail-Safe Form Footer is a complete system for building piers and footings. Integrated Re-Bar Holders for (Vertical&Horizontal Re-Bar) pieces are sold individually, for easy adaption to local codes and building requirements, you buy only what you need. WP Fail-Safe products are bright orange plastic for easy inspection even in deep excavations. Why risk footer failure when you can BE SAFE with FAIL-SAFE FORM FOOTER. VIDEO

Fiberon announces partnership with Warren Trask Company for composite decking distribution
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Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking and railing products, announces its partnership with Warren Trask Company. A leading wholesaler of high quality softwood materials and specialty building products, Warren Trask Company will provide distribution in New England, Hudson Valley and Long Island, New York markets. Fiberon product lines offered include Fiberon Horizon® and Pro-Tect™ composite decking, Fiberon Outdoor Flooring™ PVC decking, and Horizon® Plus and Inspirations® railing. More


Decking and Outdoor Living Products in Charlotte, NC, on Oct. 3-4 is around the corner
Principia Conferences    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Industry response has been exceptional. We've already surpassed last year's turnout and will host more than 200 people. As of early this week, more than 80 people representing 40 decking and railing manufacturers and more than 40 people from 30 channel companies (wholesalers, dealers and contractors) are registered. The remaining registered delegates are mainly raw material and equipment suppliers.

Are you planning to attend? Bring yourself and a colleague to the conference and we'll offer a savings for both of you.

For more information or to register and obtain the discount, call Steve Van Kouteren at 610-400-1073 or email at

See you in Charlotte!

10 life lessons
Ryan Allis    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ryan Allis co-founded the email marketing company iContact in 2003 when he was only 22. Since then, iContact has grown its user base and revenues at a double-digit pace year-over-year. And a few weeks ago, iContact announced that it had secured its 1-millionth subscriber. Very impressive. So, even though Ryan is only 30 years old now, when he speaks about life's lessons, it's worth listening. And listening closely. More

Building materials' costs again on the rise
Sarasota Herald-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One silver lining to the dark residential real estate clouds of the past five years had been a sharp decline in the skyrocketing cost of many building materials. It was a relief from the height of the nation's building boom in the mid-2000s, when rising material costs and subsequent shortages eroded builder profits and priced some buyers out of the market. But now, while the foreclosure crisis continues to rain on a U.S. homebuilding recovery in Florida and elsewhere, prices for critical housing materials like cement, lumber and aluminum are rising. More


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Principia expands interactive features to maximize interaction at upcoming conference
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Principia Partners announces the use of innovative conversation stations and audience polling technology at its eighth annual executive conference WPC 2011 — Decking and Outdoor Living Products at the Charlotte Marriott City Center in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 3-4. Conversation stations are cafe-type tables along the perimeter of the proceedings room, one for each major region of the country. More

Increase outdoor ambience with deck lighting    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With the proper lighting, family and friends can enjoy good times outdoors long into the evening without being left in the dark. To make sure the fun doesn't have to end when the sun goes down, consider these four simple suggestions to select deck lighting that creates a warm and inviting backyard. 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.


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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