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NADRA announces Post Party!
Many of you have been let it be known!

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NADRA 2011 Post Party
When: Oct. 13 at 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: The Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago
63 W Ontario, Chicago, 60654
What: Join NADRA for our annual Post Party, live music!

See HERE for flyer. Please print and distribute as you see fit! NADRA ROCKS!

NADRA's 2011 National Deck Competition is officially closed and judging is in progress!
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We would like to take a minute to thank the NADRA builders for submitting such beautiful projects! The judges sure have their work cut out for them!

Learn the winners on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Museum of Science and Industry!

Haven't purchased your ticket yet? It's not too late, but hurry up! Click HERE to see what this event is all about and to purchase your ticket(s) now!

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15 takeaways from the Principia Decking Conference
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The Principia Decking and Outdoor Living Products Conference offers participants one of the deepest, most intense dives available anywhere into the world of wood-plastic composite, polyvinyl chloride and traditional treated lumber decking. Aside from our main story, here are 15 other notable takeaways from the Oct. 3-4 event in Charlotte, N.C. More

Osmose MicroPro Technology Course receives US Green Building Council approval for continuing education credit
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Osmose announces a new online American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Program course titled, Micronized Technology for Pressure Treated Wood. Design professionals will become more familiar with wood as a sustainable building material, the pressure treating process, environmental certifications and the many other benefits of micronized copper pressure treated wood products. More

Selling your home out of season? A great deck makes a difference
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In a perfect world, no one would ever have to face the challenge of trying to sell a house when there's snow on the ground and the trees are bare. In reality, people have to sell and buy homes throughout the year. While winter may not be the optimum season to showcase your landscaping, there is one improvement you can make that will help you boost your home's outdoor appeal no matter what the season: a deck. More

Vinyl membrane preserves deck surface
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Rain, sleet and snow can make walking across your home's porch, deck, patio or balcony treacherous. More friction underfoot will help keep you and your guests safely upright. That can be provided with the installation of a textured Duradek sheet vinyl membrane. More


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Heat features extend life of outdoor spaces
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At the first stab of cold weather last month, Wisconsin retirees Drew and Darlene Kemp decided to head to the home center to check out firepits. "We've used our patio all summer long, and I'm just not ready to put the furniture away," said Darlene, who lives on the west side of Milwaukee. More

Report: Lumber sector looking up
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Better times lie ahead for Canada's long-suffering lumber industry, whose decadelong restructuring has left it a lean competitor poised for an upturn in the U.S. housing market. The caveat in that analysis, released by TD Economics last week, is that it will be another year-and-a-half before the housing recovery kicks in. More

The 3 questions that lead to profitable growth
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Self-awareness is not always pretty. We go to some lengths to avoid it, tucking our stomachs in as we pass a mirror, weighing ourselves at the most favorable times and favoring people who compliment us. No real harm done. However, when management teams do the same in their businesses, great harm can occur, for self-awareness is the first building block of successful growth strategies. More


Important dates to remember

  • Oct. 12-15 - DeckExpo 2011: Exhibits on Oct. 13-15, and the Conference is on Oct. 12-15, at the Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill. Click HERE for more details.
  • Important NADRA meetings at DeckExpo you won't want to miss:

    • Thursday, Oct. 13 - NADRA is hosting a chapter leadership meeting for all local chapter directors from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at NADRA's booth #2424.

    • Friday, Oct. 14 - Roundtable discussions will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at NADRA's booth #2424.

    • Friday, Oct. 14 - NADRA is hosting a meeting for all members interested in starting a chapter from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at NADRA's booth #2424.
  • Oct. 13 - A Night at the Museum with NADRA. Annual meeting, awards ceremony and deck competition winners announced. The event will take place at the Museum on Science and Industry in Chicago and begins at 5:30 p.m.

For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

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