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NADRA 2012 Education Tour Dates — 1st 2 classes now open for registration

Next two stops:
May 3 & 4 — Atlanta, Ga.(Tentative)

Tri-State Area Tour - Dates and Venue TBA Soon

It's not too late to get involved, click here to download the sponsorship form.

NADRA Mustache Madness, Lorax Style!
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Show us your stache and tell us how you do your part to help the environment. Ladies, you'll have to be creative. Check out the sample entry uploaded from NADRA HQ to see what we mean.

We want to see what your company and/or family does within your business, home and /or your community. Show us your stache, and share with us in your own words and ways, how you do your part to help the environment! We can't wait to see!

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NADRA Chapter Update
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NADRA Minnesota Chapter Meeting held tonight!
— Sponsored by AZEK
Want to learn what's new from AZEK including AZE Rail Lighting, VAST Pavers and hidden fasteners? Attend the March 2012 NADRA Minnesota Meeting and enjoy food, drink, education and demos.
All builders, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers whom are not members yet are welcome to join us to see what NADRA is all about.

Wednesday, March 7
Click here to see invitation with complete details.
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Poor Richard's Commonhouse Bloomington (494 Hwy & 100)
Member: $10
First-time non-member: FREE
Second-time non-member: $15

  • April Education Event
  • Deck for a Soldier
  • May Rail Testing Meeting
  • Sponsor Demo, discussion
RSVP: or RSVP on NADRA's Minnesota Facebook fan page.

Attention Georgia State NADRA Members
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NADRA Education courses: Building Codes for Building Decks, a 4-Part Series, will earn you CEU credits towards your General and Residential contractors license renewal. Earn .50 units of credit per hour. Attendance certificates will be handed out at completion of each class.


Important dates to remember

  • March 7 — NADRA MN Chapter Meeting
  • March 29 & 30 — Atlantic City, N.J., NADRA 2012 Education Tour Date
  • April 5 & 6 — Michigan, NADRA 2012 Education Tour Date
  • April 10 — NADRA NJ Chapter Meeting
  • April 19 & 20 — Minnesota, NADRA 2012 Education Tour Date
  • May 3 & 4 — Atlanta, Ga. (Tentative), NADRA 2012 Education Tour Date
  • June 14 — NADRA NJ Chapter Meeting
  • Sept. 13 — NADRA NJ Chapter Meeting

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Trade show booth etiquette: How to be A good host
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NADRA knows many of you are busy these days with home shows. Take a minute to read this great article on how to be a good host! More

Wolf Home Products announces 'Made in America' Sweepstakes
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Wolf, the largest supplier of kitchen cabinets in the U.S. and a leading provider of building products along the East Coast, announced it would give away airfare for roundtrip airline tickets to anywhere in the United States as part of its new "Made In America" sweepstakes. This contest is part of WOLF's roll out of its new division of self-branded, U.S.-manufactured products, Wolf Home Products, and that division's new website, Facebook page and more. More

9 things successful people do differently
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Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren't sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do. More

Alternate technologies offer wood treatment opportunities
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In a recent report on wood preservation, Global Industry Analysts projected that the global market for wood preservatives is likely to reach $1.5 billion by 2017. Although major end use applications for wood preservatives are decking and fencing products, the landscape end-use segment is expected to contribute to maximum revenue growth over the next five years. More

BUILDER Magazine's 2012 Brand Study: AZEK Deck named No. 1 in quality
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AZEK Deck was named the No. 1 brand in "Quality" in Builder Magazine's 2012 Brand Study in the composite/PVC decking category. Builder Magazine conducts a reader survey each year across 80 different product categories. More

Composite manufacturers roll out new decking    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As deck season approaches, manufacturers of composite deck boards are introducing new products — or expanding and improving old ones. Advanced Environmental Technologies Inc. is the proud parent of NanoShield, the first composite deck board to incorporate nanotechnology. The Springdale, Ark., company developed the new product in partnership with NanoMech, Fayetteville, Ark. The process bonds inorganic nanoparticles to treated wood particles to form a durable shell of similar composition. More

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