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Calling all Fiberpros — Earn up to $1000 for your knowledge
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Fiberon is starting a training program in conjunction with the North American Deck and Railing Association. The first session will be at JLC Live in Providence, R.I., covering railing.

We want to know your top tip or trick for installing Horizon Plus or Inspirations composite railing.

Send us a written description of the tip along with a sketch or photo if appropriate. The top tip or trick as judged by the Fiberon Sales and Marketing team will receive $1,000 applied to their FiberPRO Deck Dollars account. The next 10 will each receive $200 applied to their account.

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NADRA is made up of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers and service providers to the deck and railing industry. By working together we can be one voice for the industry and deliver a clear message to the consumer and the code development bodies. NADRA serves as a trade association with emphasis on safe building practices and deck safety. More

Survey shows top outdoor living trends for 2011
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Homeowners want function, efficiency and fire pits in their outdoor space, according to the 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects Residential Trends Survey. The survey asked residential landscape architecture professionals to rate the expected popularity of dozens of different outdoor living and landscape features for this year. More

Do-it-yourselfers take a shine to solar deck lights
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Do-it-yourselfers looking to quickly and easily light up their decks without having to run wire are going solar. Solar deck fixtures contain a scientifically designed solar collector panel that converts sunlight into electrical energy, which is stored in highly efficient rechargeable batteries. Solar lights are equipped with LEDs, which reportedly never have to be replaced. More

Fortress Introduces Fe26 Vienna Railing

Fe26 Vienna Railing embodies old world charm and elegance, which is coupled with its modern and simple design for easy installation. The result is quality railing that is absolutely timeless. Paying tribute to unique architectural design, Fe26 Vienna Railing blends historic style with modern elegance.

Create outdoor spaces for the whole family
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As temperatures fluctuate from wintry mix to summer breeze, landscape architects, interior designers and deck builders brace for the annual onslaught of clients who want to transform their outdoor space into a seasonal family room. Fueling the trend toward creating outdoor living spaces is new technology that allows manufacturers to produce durable, weather-resistant materials. More

Fiberon Horizon decking and outdoor flooring enriched with new multi-chromatic colors
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Fiberon® is enhancing its breadth of high-performance alternative decking products with new multi-chromatic colors, including Spanish Cedar and Jatoba for Outdoor Flooring PVC decking and Castle Gray and Tudor Brown for Horizon® composite decking. The new inspired colors combine the ultimate in beauty and low-maintenance to suit any style of outdoor living. More

Ecolife™ - Better Decks Cost Less
Build Better, Build Greener with Ecolife™ Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood. Built-in weathering protection and stabilizing properties dramatically reduce cracking, warping and splitting for fewer CALLBACKS. MORE

Trex Q4 tops; eyes gains in decking market
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Trex Company Inc. posted strong quarterly results and forecast first-quarter revenue above market estimates as it expects its new decking product line to help take market share from rivals. The Winchester, Va.-based company launched Trex Transcend in 2010 and the low-maintenance product line contributes less than 50 percent of sales currently. More

America hiring blue collar workers again
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Construction and manufacturing workers got some slightly better news from the government's jobs report last week. Those industries each added 33,000 jobs in February. It was the biggest one-month gain for construction workers in nearly four years. And in manufacturing, February's increase rounded off the strongest three-month winning streak in 16 years. More

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NADRA Industry Update available through MultiBriefs app
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NADRA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the NADRA Industry Update, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The NADRA Industry Update is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it's downloaded, you can add the NADRA feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. For those without iPhones, not to worry. We also have Blackberry and Droid versions. For Blackberry users, visit the Blackberry App World and search "MultiBriefs." Droid users can go to the Android Marketplace and search "MultiBriefs."

Important dates to remember

  • March 23 - NADRA Networking Dinner Reception at The Providence Biltmore, Rhode Island. Visit for more information.
  • March 23-26 - JLC Live Residential Construction Show in Providence, R.I.
  • March 24 - NADRA Education - Providence, R.I. Visit for more information.
  • April 6-8 - Atlantic Builders Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.
  • April 13 - NADRA Minnesota Chapter meeting at 5:15 p.m. at the Kambium offices located at 21600 Hamburg Ave, Lakeville, Minn., 55044. More details to be announced later.

For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

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Be among the first to learn NADRA news and updates by joining us on Facebook. Network with other NADRA members. Check out their deck photos or product promotions from manufacturer members. Join your local chapter's Facebook page and see pictures from local events or accept invitations to local meetings. More

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