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WPC Conference - Oct. 4-5!
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Principia Partners' 7th annual executive conference on WOOD-PLASTIC and NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES 2010 used in decking, railing, fencing and other outdoor building products will take place at the Charlotte Marriott City Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 4-5. This year's conference will review the use of ultra-low maintenance decking as well as many other topics. Information will be provided by using short, focused presentations in combination with audience polling technology and panel discussions.

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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 in order to get your company logo on the 2010 NADRA Stock t-shirt. We hope you will join us! More

NADRA New Jersey Chapter meeting tomorrow
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The NADRA New Jersey Chapter meeting will take place tomorrow at 6 p.m. EST, at Niece Lumber in Lamberville, N.J.! We hope to see you there! Check out for more details. More

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NADRA's 2010 National Industry Awards Banquet
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NADRA's annual meeting and National Industry Awards banquet on Sept. 15, drew a sellout crowd. The National Aquarium in Baltimore provided a beautiful venue for deck builders across the country (including one builder from Australia) to meet and mingle throughout four levels of captive sea life. Deck builders were just as colorful with their artistic designs that competed for the first annual National Industry Awards and their heartfelt commitment to NADRA’s community service program, Deck for a Soldier. More

Join NADRA on Facebook!
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Be among the first to learn NADRA news and updates by joining us on Facebook. Network with other NADRA members. Check out their deck photos or product promotions from manufacturer members. Join your local chapter's Facebook page and see pictures from local events or accept invitations to local meetings. More

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!

Don't forget to check out the NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide!

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

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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

Products add value to homes without major reconstruction
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Companies at a to-the-trade only remodeling show in Baltimore recently exhibited a variety of products meant to add value to existing homes without major reconstruction. Affordability, energy conservation, green materials and easy maintenance were recurring themes throughout the show. More

Obama signs US small business bill into law
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U.S. President Barack Obama signed a $30 billion small business lending bill into law on Monday, claiming a victory on economic policy for his fellow Democrats ahead of November congressional elections. The law sets up a lending fund for small businesses and includes an additional $12 billion in tax breaks for small companies. More

Small business scorecard shows some improvement
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Small businesses won a record $96.8 billion in federal prime contracts during the government's 2009 fiscal year, yet that was still short of the federal goal, the U.S. Small Business Administration says. According to the SBA's fourth annual small business procurement scorecard, small-business contracts constituted 21.89 percent of all federal spending, an improvement from the previous year. More

56 metro areas add construction jobs between August 2009 and 2010    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Construction employment expanded in 56 out of 337 metropolitan areas between August 2009 and August 2010 according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. More cities added construction jobs during the past year than at any point since September 2008, indicating that the worst of the industry's job losses may be over, association officials noted. More

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US housing starts jump 10.5 percent in August
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New housing starts surged 10.5 percent in August to the highest level since spring, but the activity was driven by a sharp spike in apartment construction, government data showed. Housing starts rose in August to an annualized rate of 598,000, compared with a revised 0.4 percent increase in July, the Commerce Department reported. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected housing starts to drop to 535,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis. More

Health costs of employers at 5-year high
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Employers can expect to pay nearly 9 percent more for health care costs for their workers in 2011, the highest level in five years, according to a forecast released on Monday. And employees will have to pay more than 12 percent more out of their pockets, according to the report from consulting group Hewitt Associates. The Hewitt report blames higher medical claim costs, an aging population and U.S. healthcare reform. More

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