Save the Date for NADRA's Annual Meeting!
Be sure to circle Wednesday, September 15, on your calenders. It will definitely be a night you don't want to miss!
NADRA's Annual Meeting, cocktail reception and awards event will be one of the highlights of your year. Tickets go on sale soon! Look for a special edition of "The BUZZ" for all event and registration details!
Letter from NADRA Codes and Standards Committee
Having now had some time to regroup after the IRC and IBC code hearings held in Dallas in May, Diana M. Hanson, NADRA Codes and Standards Committee Chairman, shares with you some thoughts on code development that affect everyone, whether they are builders, suppliers or manufacturers. One of the core reasons for the formation of NADRA in 2005 was to provide a voice for our industry. Since that time we have worked diligently to learn the ropes of the code development process, to participate in the making and changing of code for the benefit of our industry, and to form industry wide relationships and make alliances where possible. More
Fiberon® and NADRA kick off the national 'Enjoy Your Deck Day' promotion this week
With more and more homeowners spending time in their backyards this summer, NADRA-member Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of composite and PVC decking, railing and fencing products, is teaming up with a number of industry partners to designate July 24, the first annual National "Enjoy Your Deck Day." The promotion kicked off on July 12, and runs for two weeks, ending with the nationwide "Enjoy Your Deck Day" celebration on Saturday, July 24. Homeowners across the country can create, join or organize a deck party by using Meetup Everywhere: http://www.meetup.com/National-Enjoy-Your-Deck-Day/. The top five homeowners with the most RSVPs will receive $50 gift cards to use for party supplies. More
Fire demonstrates why proper deck care is so important
The New York Times Share
Flames licked over the parapet of a Greenwich Village building in New York City and black smoke billowed into the air after a wooden roof deck ignited. It was the second time in less than a week that a wood roof deck in Lower Manhattan had caught fire, underscoring the fact that such decking can be transformed into dangerous tinder if not properly cared for, said Salvatore J. Cassano, the fire commissioner. "Wood that is exposed to the air, exposed to the sun and the cold, it dries out and becomes fire prone," Mr. Cassano said. "It may be nice to have a roof deck, but make sure it's done according to the law, according to the codes." More
Those with money and needs bucking construction trend
Hartford Business Journal Share
Now is the time to build. That's not the conventional wisdom as the economy struggles to escape the Great Recession. But it is the contrarian view being advanced by some regional companies who are seizing the moment. Contractors hurting for jobs have slashed their prices, and with low interest rates, now is the time to get the best value for expansion and new build construction projects. All you need is the money. Those who are undertaking major upgrades in their facilities share some common attributes. "The companies seem to be doing well, and they have been growing for a number of years, so they need to expand," said Brian Maurice, project manager for Farmington-based Construction Resources, Inc. "I wish there were more of them." More
Bernanke presses lenders to increase small-business lending
Salt Lake Tribune Share
Big companies are building up cash and are expected to report strong earnings starting this week. Not so for small businesses that can’t get loans — or hire freely until they do. The gap helps explain why the economic rebound isn’t stronger and could even stall. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stepped up pressure this week on banks and other lenders to break the logjam and lend more to smaller firms, which employ at least half of American workers. Small-business owners are relying on personal credit cards or raiding retirement accounts to stay afloat, the Fed chairman said at a Washington conference called to address the issue. More
Family perks: Benefit or boondoggle?
Building Products Online Share
Even in good economic times, perks can be a sensitive issue, raising the eyebrows of employees who feel equally committed to the success of the business. In challenging economic times, and in an era of cost-cutting and employee reductions, perks can create great bitterness among employees who see family members as abusing their positions within the business. Clearly, a healthy dialogue among family owners and/or managers can help the family think through the impact of these perks and determine if their current policy needs a revamp. More
NADRA wants to help you get more leads!
NADRA wants to help you spend time ON your business not IN your business. So, JOIN US tomorrow about learn how! The seminar will take place on Thursday, July 15, from 6 to 7 p.m.! Click here to register. Please help us to help you by attending this quick seminar. More
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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
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