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NADRA Stock 2010! Oct. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m. EST
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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. Last year more than 150 builders and dealers were in attendance. 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. This is an event you don't want to miss! Please download the form and reserve a table today. If you have any questions, call or email! More

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WPC 2010 Conference update
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The NADRA Annual Board of Directors meeting took place Oct. 3, in Charlotte, N.C. Following the meeting, the NADRA board and many members of the association attended the WPC conference on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Kudos to Steve Van Kouteren and the team at Principia Partners for a job well done. What a great event! More details to follow in the weeks ahead.

NADRA is now 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

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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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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!

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

NADRA Member Events:

Mid State Lumber, New Jersey kicks off the fall right! First Annual Product Fall Fest takes place tomorrow, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. EST!
See here for directions:
All are welcome to attend.

As the smell of fall is in the air, Mid State is getting ready for their First Annual Product Fall Fest open to all dealers and contractors. The warehouse will be transformed with everything fall from corn stalks and mums to a floor filled with hay. Truly a kick off event for the fall like no other! MSL vendors & NADRA will be on display surrounding the main event area. Please contact Lainie Sleppin at for more details.

If you'd like to include information about your company's event in an upcoming edition of the NADRA Industry Update, submit your request here. invite other NADRA members to submit their event to

NADRA Member WOLF to introduce new PVC decking, trim and rail lines
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WOLF, the largest supplier of kitchen cabinets in the U.S. and a leading provider of building products along the East Coast, announced a major shift in its PVC decking lineup. WOLF has reached an agreement to become the exclusive supplier of CEVN™, the market's first dual-sided, dual-colored cellular PVC deck board. In addition, over the next six months, the company will introduce WOLF™ Decking and WOLF™ Railing, proprietary new PVC products combining the latest technology with outstanding value. More

US construction employment picks up
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Half the states in the U.S. saw construction employment increase in August, and year-on-year increases in employment were also seen according to the Associated General Contractors of America. The association said the number of states reporting an increase in construction jobs compared to a year ago rose to 10, from just six in July. More

Inteplast gets into cellular PVC decking
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The decking industry has a new player: Inteplast Group Ltd., the plastic film and bag giant. Inteplast rolled out its cellular PVC decking at the Remodeling Show and Deck Expo, held on Sept. 15-17, in Baltimore. The company is extruding the decking at its massive plant in Lolita, Texas, said Jackson Chen, general manager for building products. More

Decking makers build sales
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While sales are not booming, wood-plastic composites, cellular PVC and other non-wood deck builders are rebounding from a sluggish 2009, with sales increases for a number of companies in the double-digits. "We are having a record year in sales, and double-digit growth," said Keith Weathers, business adviser in Chattanooga, Tenn., for Renew Plastics in Luxemburg, Wis. Renew manufactures foamed decking made from 90 percent recycled high density polyethylene milk jugs mixed with fiberglass for added strength. More

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United Rentals releases white paper on clean construction regulations
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United Rentals, Inc. announced the release of a white paper on clean construction regulations entitled, "Clean Construction: A Guide for the Construction Industry and Policy Makers." The white paper serves as an essential guide for the construction industry as it faces new clean construction regulations, which cover: air quality and health concerns around diesel emissions; greenhouse gas emissions; direct site impacts to water quality/habitat; and community disturbance from noise, dust, and traffic. More

Analyzing the small-business tax hysteria
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Last week, Senate Democrats decided, at least for the moment, not to pursue the Obama administration's plan to let the Bush tax cuts expire for those in the top tax brackets. Most Democrats supported the plan. Most, if not all, Republicans opposed it, arguing primarily that increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans would be devastating to small businesses. More

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Housing market needs another shot of stimulus money
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With mortgage rates already at 50-year lows, and home prices devaluated, experts say now is the perfect time for a new round of housing tax-credits from Uncle Sam to give the economy a major boost. New-home construction and remodeled of existing homes is the bedrock of the U.S. economy, a fact often forgotten by Washington, D.C. bean counters, housing advocates say. More

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