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NADRA's main event, including Annual Meeting, Deck Competition and Awards Ceremony will all be taking place in Chicago the evening of Thursday, Oct. 13.

Location and more details to be announced very shortly! Stay tuned to and NADRA's Facebook page for more details!

Each year, NADRA's big event grows at a remarkable rate. Last year's event created a huge splash at the National Aquarium. We ended the night with hundreds of industry pros rocking out to a live band at the Hard Rock Cafe. You do not want to miss this event! This is the single largest social event in our industry. We sell fun all season long! Don't you think we deserve to have a little fun too? "NADRA - doing things for the right reason... and having fun doing them!"

We need your support! We expect this year to be an even bigger hit than last year. Please support your industry association by choosing one of the attached sponsorship/advertising packages, and help us get on our way to another memorable event! Click here for sponsorship/advertising opportunities.

A special thank you goes out to our main event sponsors to date:

Diamond Level Sponsors:
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Bronze Sponsor:
Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc.

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    Deck for a Soldier update
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    Letter from Ed Lenzi, NADRA New England D4S Chair:

    Hi everyone,

    We set our build date for Aug. 22 in Dracut, Mass.

    For anyone who had contributed would you please get in touch with me so we can plan delivery of product. Thank you Trex and FastenMaster for coordinating delivery of your products for the build! Also a special thanks to Latitudes/Deckorators for stepping up to sponsor the D4S tshirts for our build!

    My email is - We are only a month away. The Lowell Sun will be doing a story as well as some local papers, if anyone has contacts with the media this will help give some PR to our contributors.

    I hope everyone is excited as I am to start this project. I figure this will take under a week to construct if we can coordinate everyone together.


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    Attention ALL Colorado decking professionals!
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    The Colorado Chapter, Inc. of the International Code Council invites you to their next meeting!

    The Colorado Chapter of the ICC has opened their next meeting to you. The second day of the two-day meeting will include a deck construction course taught by NADRA's technical advisor, Glenn Mathewson. See HERE for more details.

    When: Thursday and Friday August 11-12 (Friday includes deck course)

    Where: Calrion Hotel, 14378 Hwy 34, Fort Morgan, Colo., 80701

    Registration: $30 per person, per day - due at door. Includes lunch and breaks!

    What: This six-hour presentation is designed primarily for code professionals in mind, but will be beneficial to all those in the decking industry. The presentation includes discussion about how a deck can affect the structure it serves, new code provisions in the 2009 IRC, and an update about the industry as a attempt to de-mystify code professionals in regard to decks and code. You can bet I've got 30 minutes dedicated solely to discussing the lateral load anchor, how it got in the code, and what to do with it. What better way is there for a deck builder to learn the code than to be sitting next to those in charge of approving it!

    RSVP: Glenn Mathewson,

    *** NADRA would like to thank the City of Westminster for sponsoring Glenn's time to speak to the CO Chapter of the ICC & NADRA members!

    Win a trip to Chicago for the 2011 DeckExpo
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    Attention deck builders! Here is an unbelievable chance to win a free trip to DeckExpo 2011 in Chicago! NADRA-members Arch Chemical and Wolmanized Outdoor Wood are in the middle of accepting deck photos in appreciation of "real wood." Send in your photos and you could win, a free trip to Chicago, $500 and a one-year membership with NADRA! Download the entry form here.

    To learn more, visit

    A strategy for safety
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    In the construction industry, safety is more than just a buzzword; it becomes a core part of the corporate culture. A majority of construction companies have well-developed policies regarding safety in construction. However, only a portion of organizations take safety to the next level through the use of technology. More

    Construction materials prices slip 0.1 percent in June 2011
    For Construction Pros    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In a small sign of good news for the nation's builders, prices for construction materials slipped 0.1 percent in June, according to the July 14 Producer Price Index report by the U.S. Labor Department. However, construction materials prices increased 2.3 percent over the last quarter, and jumped 8.3 percent over the last 12 months. More


    Eliminate mid-span deck columns by using Anthony treated Power Preserved Glulam Beams and Columns for your next deck job.

    Customers drive lumber company's success
    Cabinetmaker + FDM    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Huge numbers of companies have responded to the economic meltdown in the woodworking industry by cutting back in quality, service, personnel, and other areas. But MacDonald & Owen Lumber Co. has bucked that trend, moving ahead with a customer-centric business plan, including an award-winning marketing video emphasizing customer testimonials. More

    More proof that wood is the greenest building material
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    Tim Wall at Discovery News adds another "R" to our growing list (we are up to ten): Reconsider our choices of building materials. He points us to a new study published in Carbon Management that looks at the full life-cycle analysis of using wood instead of other materials. More

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    Home building jumps in June after dismal spring
    The Associated Press via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
    Builders broke ground on more single-family homes and apartments in June, helping the battered construction industry gain a little life after a dismal spring. The Commerce Department said that builders began work on a seasonally adjusted 629,000 homes last month, a 14.6 percent increase from May. More

    NADRA Highlights

    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. More

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    Important dates to remember

    • August 16 - NADRA Georgia Chapter meeting sponsored by Trex at 5:30 p.m. at Prado Taco Mac. Please RSVP to Ginny Tibbetts at
    • Aug. 22 - NADRA New England Chapter breaks ground for their very first Deck for a Soldier build!
    • Oct. 3-4 - WPC Conference 2011: Decking & Outdoor Living Products in Charlotte, N.C. Click HERE for more details.
    • Oct. 12-15 - DeckExpo 2011: Exhibits on Oct. 13-15, and the Confernce is on Oct. 12-15, at the Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill. Click HERE for more details.
    • Oct. 13 - NADRA Main Event happening at and location to be announced soon! Stay tuned to learn more about NADRA's Annual Meeting, Dinner Party, Deck Competition and Awards Ceremony!

    For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

    Check out NADRA on Facebook!
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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

    Don't forget to check out the NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide!

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