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NADRA Atlanta Chapter Holiday Party
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Please register by Friday, Dec. 7! Notice: If you are not sure your membership is current, please call NADRA HQ to find out before registering: 215.679.4884. Each current NADRA member will be able to register their first guest at the member price. Each guest thereafter will be calculated at the non-member price. All registrations will be reviewed. Thank you Wolmanized Wood for sponsoring Atlanta's 2012 Holiday Party! For more details and to register, click here. Bring your spouse/significant other as we meet at Maggiano's at Cumberland Mall, 7 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 12. Dinner is $35 per person/member, $45 per person/nonmember. See you there! More

Save the date — New Jersey Deck Competition Awards Dinner, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
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We just wanted to let you know that a date has been set for our New Jersey Deck Awards. The awards dinner will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Ariana's Grand in Woodbridge starting at 6:30 p.m. Please watch for registration information that will be following soon. We will be looking for sponsors for this event. More information to follow. If anyone is interested, please contact Judy Verblaauw, NADRA NJ secretary.


AERT to introduce deckboard with nanotechnology
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Wood-plastic composite decking manufacturer Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. will debut its much awaited — and the industry's first — decking board that incorporates nanotechnology at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas in mid-January. AERT's new coextruded deck board will be part of its MoistureShield product line. More

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ICC-ES recognizes innovative solutions to industry's stair rail safety concerns
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ICC-ES recently issued ESR-2295 to EZ Stairs for a newly redesigned stair bracket. Designed specifically for stair construction and code compliant rail post support, the standard stair bracket was modified and tested for lateral load stair rail post support for cut stringers, angle stringers and for other applications. Current IBC and IRC codes require guard rails to withstand a lateral load of 200 pounds, applied 36 inches above the nose of the stringer. More

'Staycations' helping fuel landscaping business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The concept of the "outdoor living space" has maintained its popularity over the past few years. Some contractors refer to them as "staycations" — helping to influence the way some consumers view this investment. "We're telling customers that instead of spending $7,000 or $8,000 to go to Florida for a week, why not spend it in your backyard where you can use it every day," says Ben Pamplin of Heart of Texas Landscape & Irrigation in Belton, Texas. More

Mapping the material world
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New Englanders go for chrome, while Texans live in the bronze age. When it comes to picking materials in home construction, it all depends on where you live. For the past 15 years, the NAHB Research Center, a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders, has been tracking construction materials in annual surveys of residential builders in the U.S. More


Small biz marketing in 2013
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It's approaching that time of year where we make outlandish resolutions and promise to improve our personal behavior. If you happen to be a small business owner, it should also be the time to take inventory of your marketing strategies. As the New Year draws closer, consider the following points as you seek to position your business for more success in 2013. More

The can't-miss social media trends for 2013
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Will Facebook continue its reign atop the social hierarchy? Will businesses get better returns on their social media investment? Will your CEO finally learn to tweet? Here's a look at the biggest social media trends set to unfold in the year ahead. More

Inside employee motivation: Does money really make a difference?
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How do you keep your employees motivated? How do you show them that their work is valued? Many small business owners use bonuses or raises, and while everyone loves a little extra cash, motivating your team with money may not be as effective as you think. When used poorly, monetary rewards can feel like coercion, an effect you see in the classic carrot-and-stick approach to motivation. More


Important dates to remember
  • Dec. 8NJ Holiday Party
  • Dec. 12 — Atlanta Holiday Party — RSVP By Dec. 7
  • Feb. 21 — NADRA New Jersey Deck Awards at Ariana's Grande — Registration TBA
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