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    Chapter Updates
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    NADRA MN Chapter Meeting TONIGHT!
    When: Wednesday, Nov. 9
    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Where: The Deck Store, 6900 W. 15st St., Apple Valley, MN / 952.432.1888
    Topic: Low Voltage Lighting, Beer Tasting and Dinner
    Sponsored by: Absolute Distribution
    Welcome to NADRA Members and Industry pros considering joining!

    Hope to see you there!

    NADRA Atlanta Chapter Holiday Party!
    When: Thursday, Dec. 8
    Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Where: Maggiano's - 1601 Cumberland Mall SE Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30339
    Cost: $30 | NADRA Member | $40 | Non-Member
    — Family style dinner and soft drinks/tea will be included and there will be a cash bar.
    Sponsored by: Great Southern Wood Preservation, Fortress and TimberTech. Our keynote speaker will be Jimmy Ranes — the Yella Fella and CEO of Great Southern.
    Registration: Online registration will be open soon! Visit in the days ahead to register!

    Can't wait to see you!

    Deck for a Soldier
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    NADRA NJ Chapter Honors Soldier with Deck just in time for Veterans Day!
    The New Jersey Chapter of NADRA celebrated their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony last Saturday. NADRA member, Bruce Verblaauw, Owner of C. Verblaauw & Sons, LLC stated, "Thanks to Mike and Margie Beaudry for dropping by the New Jersey Chapter Deck for a Soldier ribbon cutting. We truly appreciated your company there. I am so glad to have been a part of this great cause. Thank you, Martin Coffey for being the G.C. on this project, you are a true leader. Thanks to all of the manufacturers who donated the materials to make this project happen, without you we wouldn't have gotten anywhere! NADRA Rocks!"

    Lets not forget, Friday, 11/11/11 is Veterans Day. Freedom isn't Free!

    God Bless America!


    NADRA Members, Real Outdoor Living builds wood playset for 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'
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    Real Outdoor Living, the wood promotion program managed by the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers' Association recently partnered with the prime-time ABC hit "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" as the program launched the largest rebuilding effort in the history of the show: seven homes for seven families in seven days, plus an outdoor park overhaul, all for the good people of Joplin, Mo. On May 22, Cunningham Park in Joplin was completely devastated when an EF-5 tornado ripped through the town. Hundreds of trees came down, the existing playset was demolished and a city pool was completely destroyed. The producers of EMHE approached Real Outdoor Living with a very specific request: design and build a spectacular playground constructed completely of real wood, to give the children of Joplin a place to play again. 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

    Freshen up your outdoor living space
    The National    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Exposed to the baking hot sun, air pollution, sand and wind, outdoor furniture has to endure a lot. No wonder it doesn't stay looking smart for long. By the end of the summer, it's often lacklustre: wood turns grey and fades, while painted metal rusts and chips. Here's how best to revive it. More

    Fiberon and Rocky Top Builders partners for composite decking distribution in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast
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    Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking and railing products is pleased to announce a distribution relationship with Rocky Top Building Products of Rocky Mount, Va. Established in 1977, Rocky Top Building Products has grown from a single facility manufacturer of pressure treated lumber to a three location distributor of building products with 180 employees. Rocky Top has a diverse customer base that includes independent lumberyards, national retailers, other wholesalers and building material cooperatives. More

    Construction concerns: Delaminated plywood
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    Plywood is a manufactured wood product, most commonly available in sheets 4 feet by 8 feet and in several thicknesses and finishes for different uses. Plywood is made of thin layers of wood glued together; the grain in a layer runs perpendicular to the grain in adjacent layers. If the plywood is marked as exterior grade (with an "X" following the other grade letters), the glue used to assemble the sheets is more water-resistant than the glue in plywood for interior use. More


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    Red frames add colorful protection to new Dana Point, Calif., homes
    The Orange County Register    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Framing being erected for six homes on a private cul-de-sac in The Cove neighborhood in Dana Point, Calif., is made of red wood. Not redwood, as in giant sequoias. Wood that is literally fire-engine red. The lumber is coated with dyed fire-inhibiting mold, wood-rot and termite protection that maker Eco Building Products says is a step up from the company's BluWood chemistry that it has used to treat lumber for six years. More

    Elite Ontario wood design projects recognized
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    "Design professionals in Ontario, Canada, are specifying wood in a wider variety of building types," said Marianne Berube, Wood Works, Ontario's executive director. "This is an exciting trend because the benefits of wood construction are so significant." Globally, she said, design solutions that incorporate sustainably sourced wood products help reduce carbon dioxide emissions. More

    Woman in hospital after deck collapses
    Fairfax via TVNZ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    One woman is in the hospital, and fears for the safety of her unborn child, after a second-storey deck collapsed. Tessa Plunkett should have spent the night celebrating her birthday with friends, but instead she spent it in hospital where she remained in a stable condition. More

    Home improvement will bounce back next year
    The Motley Fool    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
    It's been a rough year for companies behind big-ticket home projects, but relief may be on the way. Shares of Trex climbed 9 percent, and it wasn't because the leading maker of wood-alternative decking material posted blowout quarterly results. It may have seen net sales climb 12 percent to $67.9 million and posted a substantially narrower deficit of $0.03 a share, but analysts were expecting an even smaller loss on a 14 percent top-line boost. 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.

    Websites still hold unique value to builders
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    Long gone are the days when builders didn't deem it necessary to have a strong presence on the Web. Today an interactive website that engages clients is rather commonplace among the homebuilder community. But that doesn't necessarily mean the Web cannot still be a differentiating factor for today's homebuilder. More


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