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NADRA-member company is building a solid reputation
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Why would anyone want to start a business in the construction industry, when five out of the top 10 complaints lodged by consumers with the Better Business Bureau are construction-related? Michael Flory and Chris Scott, brothers and co-owners of Custom Built Basements & Decks in Okemos, Mich., have 30-plus years of combined construction experience. Even so, it took 10 years of careful consideration before they decided, in October 2006, to hang their shingle at their original Lansing, Mich., location. More

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May is Deck Safety Month™
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In an effort to save lives and prevent injuries, the North American Deck and Railing Association, Inc. (NADRA) declared May as the first Deck Safety Month™ in 2006. Now in its fifth year, the purpose of the promotion is to increase public awareness of the necessity for regular inspection and maintenance of existing decks, and proper installation of new decks. More

NADRA reception at Atlantic Builders Convention on April 15
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Click "More" for the most recent information regarding the NADRA reception at the upcoming Atlantic Builders Convention. More

New SD Structural Screws for Connectors

Strong-Drive® (SD) structural-connector screws are designed and approved for use with many popular Simpson Strong-Tie connectors. They’re ideal for tight spaces and overhead applications.

Check out the NADRA Blog!
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We're excited to launch the official blog for the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA). We hope this blog provides you with a deeper insight into our work and who we are, and we're very excited to be out here talking to you!

Thanks so much for visiting our blog. Enjoy!

Join NADRA today!
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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.

Are you a member yet? Get Involved NOW!

Important dates to remember
  • April 15 - Maryland Chapter Meeting at 6 p.m. at PPW-Baltimore. The special speaker will be a Deckspert from Deck Tools.
  • April 20 - Georgia Chapter Meeting at 5 p.m. Location TBA.
  • April 22 - The NADRA Joint NJ/NY Chapter Meeting starts at 6 p.m. and will take place at Myles F. Kelly, Inc., 43-57 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, NJ 07029, 973-481-0600. All builders, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers who want to get involved are welcome!
  • May 13 - Maryland Chapter Meeting at 6 p.m. at PPW-Baltimore. This will be a Deck for a Solider planning meeting.
  • June 17 - Maryland Chapter Meeting at 6 p.m. Location TBA. Vendor night - details to come later.

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Fiberon® introduces Deck Dollars incentive program exclusively for FiberPROs
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Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of composite and PVC decking, railing and fencing products, is excited to announce three new programs designed to help deck builders earn cash — FiberPRO First Time Use, FiberPRO DeckDollars and FibePRO Volume Bonus. More

Fiberon® announces partnership with Empire Building Materials
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Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of composite and PVC decking, railing and fencing products, has announced a partnership with Empire Building Materials to distribute Fiberon's Horizon™ Decking, Horizon Plus™ Railing and Fiberon Hidden Fasteners. Empire Building Materials will provide product representation in Montana, northern Wyoming, parts of central and northern Idaho and Rapid City, South Dakota. More

Latitudes® Builder Rewards Program
Earn dozens of great prizes every time you purchase Latitudes Decking or Railing products. Save up for that trip or roll unused points over until next year. Sign up today. MORE

Engineered wood gets the treatment
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It's no secret that pressure treating can protect engineered wood products – glulam beams and columns, parallel strand lumber and laminated veneer lumber – against decay and termite infestation. In the past, however, builders seeking this protection would sometimes buy preservatives and treat materials onsite. Today, the trend is toward products that are warrantied by both the manufacturer and the company that treated the finished product. "There was definitely a reluctance from our customers doing their own treatment," said Geoff Crandlemire, who works closely with builders via the technical support line run by Rosboro, Springfield, Or. "They were concerned, obviously, that if they treated the beam themselves, the manufacturer wouldn't stand behind the product if it failed." More

New "anti-slip" decking oil from Paint & Paper
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A beautiful wooden deck for the garden is at the top of the wish list for many people. However, as many will know, after a few months of wind and weathering the effects can be clearly seen. UV rays have grayed the wood surface and moisture has created a nutrient rich environment for algae and fungal attack to thrive upon. Not only is the overall appearance of the decking distorted but also the green growth can cause the surface to become slippery. Paint & Paper are helping consumers avoid uncomfortable "slip ups" with their latest new product Osmo Anti-Slip Decking Oil. 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

Small-business survey shows economy 'leveling off'
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More than 70 percent of small business nationwide say the economy will stay the same or improve during the next six months, according to Capital One Financial Corp.'s small-business banking unit. In a recently released survey, the banking unit also indicated that 47 percent of small businesses said they think economic conditions for their businesses will remain steady during the next six months; 26 percent of small-business owners said their economic outlook was improving; and 28 percent said their financial position is better than it was at the same time in 2009. More

U.S. construction spending begins slow build
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Following steep declines last year, U.S. construction spending is projected to increase slightly in 2010, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. In particular, U.S. public construction expenditures should continue exhibiting mild growth in 2010 thanks in part to federal stimulus spending. Residential construction spending should also mildly improve this year from depressed levels in 2009. However, ongoing pressure in the commercial real estate sector means spending on commercial projects will remain weak. More

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