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  • To learn more and to register for NADRA's GA Chapter Holiday Dinner, Click here.

  • To learn more and to register for NADRA's NJ Chapter Deck Awards & Holiday Dinner, Click here.

  • To learn more and to register for NADRA's NJ Deck Competiton, Click here.

  • Go to to learn more about all of NADRA's Chapter events!

    Happy Thanksgiving
    In keeping with tradition, feel free to take a few minutes (or 18 minutes and 37 seconds to be exact) to sit back, relax and enjoy Arlo Guthrie's, Alice's Restaurant!


    Lumber prices spike on jump in US building
    The Vancouver Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Lumber prices have taken an unseasonal price spike as U.S. wholesalers and retailers start buying well ahead of the expected construction season next year. Spurred by low inventories, strong apartment construction and a surprise jump in building permits in the United States, the price of spruce, pine and fir construction lumber closed at $240 a thousand board feet, a $22 jump from the week before when it was at $218. More

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    Battered construction industry finally has a good week
    The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    If you've been following the housing market as closely as I have this past week, then I'm sure you'll agree that the construction industry has reasons to be a little more optimistic these days. Looking at the numbers being reported on Housing Starts, the NAHB Builder Confidence Index and the BuildFax Residential Remodeling Index — it's fair to say that this week has been one of the best for housing news that we've seen in a while. More


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    Homebuilders go green
    Constructech    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Green building is one of the latest trends to hit the construction market. While conversations about improving energy efficiency are swirling around the industry, the question remains: Is it something buyers really want in new homes? More

    Nyloboard decking gives new life to recycled carpet
    PlasticsNews    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    After a year of transition, Nyloboard LLC hopes to roll out its decking that is made from 100 percent recycled carpet fibers into major distribution markets in 2012. "We spent much of the year modifying our process to become much more efficient so that we could become more competitive and be able to produce much more volume," said Kevin Guthard, vice president of operations for the Covington, Ga., company, in an interview at Deck Expo in Chicago in mid-October. More

    Ecolife™ - Better Decks Cost Less

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    Valerie Kelleher Herzog retreats to outdoors at home
    San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Kelleher family initially made its mark in the Napa Valley 15 years ago when they opened Brix Restaurant & Wine Shop in Yountville, Calif. In 2004, they established Kelleher Family Vineyard, relying on grapes grown on the 16 acres surrounding the restaurant. More


    Important dates to remember

    • Nov. 24 - Happy Thanksgiving!
    • Dec. 5 - Deadline to register for NADRA's Atlanta, Ga. Holiday Dinner. Deadline to enter NADRA's New Jersey Chapter Deck Competition. Please go to to learn more.
    • Dec. 8 - NADRA GA Chapter Meeting: Annual Christmas Party
    • Dec. 9 - Deadline to register for NADRA's New Jersey Chapter Deck Awards and Holiday Dinner. Please click here to learn more.
    • Dec. 14 - NADRA's New Jersey Chapter Deck Awards and Holiday Dinner at Ariana's Grand in Woodbridge, N.J., 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Click here to learn more.

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