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NADRA Deck for a Soldier Update

NADRA NJ Chapter Celebrates D4S Ribbon Cutting This Saturday!
The NADRA Deck for a Solider Ribbon Cutting for LCPL Colin Pascik in Monroe, NJ for Saturday, November 5th @ 11 am.

Address: 283 Devoe Ave, Monroe Twp, NJ 08831
Contact: Jennifer Sheridan, Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc. / 732-567-5555 /
In late August 2010, Lance Colin Pascik, a two-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, was wounded by an IED while serving his country proudly in Afghanistan. His injuries resulted in the amputation of both legs. Colin's spirits are unbelievably high and his positive attitude has been an example to all who meet him. Construction is now complete for his new accessible apartment to his mothers home in Monroe Twp. along with his new deck.

NADRA GA Chapter Deck for a Soldier Build
From ground -breaking to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, NADRA's GA Chapter is moving fast with their build this year. the entire project will take place between November 7-9th with the Ribbon Cutting Happening on November 10th.

Address: 3020 Chimney Hill, Snellville GA 30078
Contact: Bobby Parks, Peachtree Decks and Porches /
Sgt. Patrick J. Kelley is with the detached personnel retrieval and processing company where he and his marines prepare the fallen heroes to be sent to Dover, AFB. Their job begins the heroes' journey home. Sgt Kelley was deployed in April of 2011 and is due home for the Holidays. The replacement of their existing deck will provide the Kelley's and their four children peace of mind, as the old deck is falling apart and unsafe, as well as a fun place to spend time together as a family.

10 year old calls dad "hero" for participating in Deck for a Soldier build.

NADRA member, Gary Daley, America's Deck Builder and Deck for a Soldier enlisted participant, posted the below image. With Gary's permission, we wanted to share this with the industry. Gary isn't looking for recognition, this is bigger than that. The NJ D4S build was a team effort and the job was done due to the efforts of the NJ Chapter of NADRA... what Gary is so proud of, and what we all have to learn from this is... his 10 year old son, Mathew took note. That's something special!!! Rock on, Matt! Maybe you'll be at the next NJ D4S job-site!

"My hero is my dad. He is my hero because he made a deck for a special soldier. The soldier lost his legs. He even did it for free. That is why my dad is my hero." Matthew Daley, 10-years-old

Just in case you missed last weeks recap from NADRAs big night at the museum, check it out here
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NADRA hosted their Annual Meeting & Second Annual National Deck Awards Ceremony at The Museum of Science and Industry on Oct. 13th. Attendees included NADRA members and guests, NADRA's National Board of Directors, local Chapter Directors, NADRA diamond level sponsors, Fiberon and Real Outdoor Living, Gold Sponsor, GAF, sliver level sponsors, Tamko, Wolf, Latitudes decking & railing, Deckorators, TimberTech and Screw Products, bronze level sponsors, rdi, Phoenix Manufacturing, ecolife and Everflashing, along with many other industry professionals. More

Click the video below to view all National Deck Competition
Winners, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! (Turn up your volume, there IS music!)

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NADRA Members, DecksDirect .com Lists Top Ten Insights from DeckExpo
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The only trade show of its kind, focusing exclusively on the deck, dock and railing industry, this year's DeckExpo exceeded expectations with new products, education and hands-on demos. The expo floor was filled with builders, manufacturers, distributors and retailers who were ready to take in all Chicago and the DeckExpo had to offer. saw a lot of new products and industry changes announced for the 2012 deck season. Hopefully you were one of the lucky industry professionals that were able to attend the DeckExpo, if not we have highlighted what we think are the top ten insights from this event in no particular order, enjoy!

1. North American Deck and Railing Association — NADRA Rocks! Back in 2004, builders and manufacturers gathered at the DeckExpo in Reno. Concerns were raised over the compatibility of new generation of wood treatment and fasteners. Soon after, NADRA was born as the unified industry voice.
This year, NADRA showcased a large booth with comfy couches for Expo weary attendees to rest their tired bodies. On Thursday evening,

Stack the deck in your favor
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A great way to enjoy the season is to have a comfortable deck with a patio heater. Maintenance of a deck or porch depends on what type of deck you have. Wooden decks are aesthetically pleasing and give that rustic, outdoorsy feel, but can be a headache to maintain. If you're looking into getting a new deck or patio, consider the array of affordable and practical alternatives to wood. More


We stock a wide variety of decorative long bar, from multi-faceted hammering, tree bark, twisted, and spear topped pickets. King Metals gives your project more!

Housing, commercial building starts may improve slightly in 2012
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Overall U.S. construction starts for next year will remain essentially flat, according to the recently released McGraw-Hill Construction's 2012 Dodge Construction Outlook. The level of construction starts in 2012 is expected to be $412 billion, the report says, following the 4 percent decline to $410 billion predicted for 2011. More

Commercial construction's future unclear
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VideoBriefAs with the the overall economy and its sometimes-conflicting indicators, it's hard to get a handle on the future direction of commercial construction, and the latest set of data, provided by a new report from Cassidy Turley, does not point to any one definitive conclusion, reports. More

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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

  • Dec. 8 - NADRA GA Chapter Meeting: Annual Christmas Party

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