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Last chance to register for NADRA's Main Event & Awards Dinner
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Wondering what's on the Agenda?
  • NADRA's Annual Meeting — Recap of the year's successes and new program announcements, get ready to be inspired!
  • Fantastic food and networking with NADRA's industry professionals, friends and family
  • Tour of the American Visionary Art Museum — you've gotta see this place!
  • Awards Ceremony for the 2012 National Deck Competition, these projects will blow you away!
  • NADRA ROCKS the Hard Rock Cafe, after party! Free admission to all industry professionals and guests! With the excitement of a night like this, we're never ready to end it so join us afterwards for live music and fun!

Master Deck Professional Certification classes — Don't miss your chance to be the 1st in the industry!
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Classes will be held on Monday, Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 9. Location: level 300, room 307 of the Baltimore Convention Center.

Attending NADRA's Big Event? Check out these helpful details!
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  • Click here for directions to American Visionary Art Museum from Convention Center
  • Click here for directions to Hard Rock Cafe from Art Museum
  • The night begins at 5:30 — registration at 5:15
  • Don't forget to spread the word about NADRA's after party at the Hard Rock Cafe! Live music goes on at 10:15. Please come to the NADRA Booth 3104 to pick up flyers.

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The winner of NADRA's Be Our Guest Sweepstakes is...
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Congratulations to Jon Witt of Witts Woods Greens! Thank you for liking NADRA on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you at the awards dinner! A special thanks to all of our new fans. NADRA's gone social ... so be sure to follow us for more chances to win prizes and industry recognition!

NADRA Code Meeting — 2015 IRC, be heard
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The codes regulating the decking industry are changing. Common practices of the past will not survive the future, with both positive and negative outcomes. Jan. 3, 2013, the 2015 International Residential Code proposals are due. What changes or new codes will be proposed? How will they affect our industry? Will they be feasible this time? The lateral load anchor of the 2009 IRC, is challenged in impracticality only by the ledger bolting restrictions of the 2012 IRC. NADRA is working to change this pattern. To inject some deck industry sensibility to code modifications aimed our way. What are your thoughts? How will you help? NADRA wants you involved. Join Glenn Mathewson and NADRA on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 12:30-2 p.m. for a meeting in NADRA's Conference Room 301. Please let us know if you can make it. RSVP here.

Have you registered for DeckExpo yet?
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If you haven't registered to attend DeckExpo, register now with promo code "NADRA" for free admission. More

NADRA Consumer Product Knowledge Charter Meeting
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CPAC is the newest addition to NADRA's list of programs designed to improve the deck and rail industry as a whole. Join us at DeckExpo for a workshop about CPAC to learn, understand and assist in this new program. Attendees will discuss product test criteria and standards, performance expectations and benefits of standardized disclosure to the public. Please let us know if you can make it. RSVP here.

NADRA Atlanta Chapter meeting, Oct. 22
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Date: Monday, Oct. 22
Time: 7 p.m.
What: NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting will be held on a different day and time so we can invite some of the attendees of the Deck and Railing Conference that will be going on in Atlanta. This is a great opportunity to invite any of your company members that will be attending the conference and would like to see how a NADRA chapter meeting is run. If you are a vendor member please reach out to those that may be interested and make sure to invite them. We will be a short cab ride away from the venue.

Hope to see everyone next week at DeckExpo.
Keith Compton, NADRA Atlanta Chapter President
Please download and distribute the Atlanta Chapter October Meeting Flyer.


Wolf to distribute Tamko
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Wolf announced that it will be distributing Tamko's newest products, the Evergrain Envision Decking and the Marquee line of railing. Wolf is the largest supplier of kitchen cabinets in the U.S. and a leading provider of building products along the East Coast. Tamko's new products will be immediately available exclusively to independent dealers in Wolf's territory in 19 eastern states — with delivery in one week or less. More

Small business: No keeping a clever deck down
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It can take entrepreneurs some time to fix on their business idea but everything they do along the way contributes to their eventual destination. After his industrial design degree at Victoria University, Craig Fountain worked for Peter Haythornthwaite Design and met the Los Angeles-based head of BMW's design studio, Chuck Pelly, doing two projects for him in the U.S. More

Tree houses
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Grandfather Dave Coleman built this in the Castro Valley backyard in San Francisco of his grandkids and their parents. "I've built boats in the past and I've built decks. So this wasn't too different except for the challenge of having it all supported by a pair of redwood trees." More

From decking to LEED
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Get the latest in industry trends on day one of the Composite Decking & Railing Conference
It's an industry that is in constant motion; the savvier you are, the better your outdoor living business will do. This year's Composite Decking & Railing Conference (formerly WPC: Wood-Plastic & Natural Fiber Composite Conference), to be held Oct. 22-23 in Atlanta, boasts an agenda packed with invaluable insight and crucial networking opportunities!

MoistureShield Composite Decking

MoistureShield composite decking combines the design flexibility and appearance of wood, with the durability and weather-resistance of plastic. The result is a high performance decking material with enduring strength and color retention designed to last in any installation, whether it’s on or in the ground or water. MORE

Termites a biting issue
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Mike Holmes writes: Living on Canadian soil has its benefits, such as world-class resources, a robust economy and workforce, and nature's playground in our own backyard. Another huge benefit — especially as a contractor and homeowner — is something that our soil doesn't have: A lot of termites. That's not to say we're termite free. But for now, termites aren't a big issue for the majority of Canada. They are in the U.S. And the more south you go, the worse it is. More

New US housing fires up British Columbia lumber sector
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British Columbia's softwood lumber industry is finally on the comeback trail, fueled by a recovery in U.S. housing starts and steady demand from China. "The outlook for the softwood sector in general is quite positive over the next few years as we go through a growth cycle," said David Elstone, a senior analyst with ERA Forest Products Research. More

Fiberon: Equal Parts Beauty and Durability

Offer your customers beautiful Fiberon Horizon decking for dramatic, exotic wood tones and durability second to none. Your craftsmanship with Horizon decking provides customers the ultimate in long-lasting good looks, backed by a 25-year performance, stain and fade warranty. Visit Fiberon for beautiful composite decking and railing options. MORE

i-lighting introduces new generation of Easy Plug Installation System to make 'Lighting Simplified'
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i-lighting, the leading manufacturer of extremely easy-to-install, reliable and cost-effective exterior and interior LED lighting applications, has dramatically upgraded its "Easy Plug Installation System" with new wiring that virtually eliminates installation miscues. Designed with the proprietary "Lighting Simplified" harness technology, each stair, deck and landscape lighting kit can be installed separately or in conjunction through a series of connections that easily plug together using either end of the i-lighting extension cables. More


How to reward customers for word-of-mouth
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Though we're in the digital age, personal recommendations still go a long way in business. Word-of-mouth referrals account for a good portion of new customers for many small-business owners, and the ease of making recommendations is only made simpler with email and social networking. Incentivizing your current customers to refer their friends and contacts can boost business. Here are a few ways you can get the most from referral incentives. More

50 percent of consumers value a brand's Facebook page more than its website
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If you're debating the power of social media for branding, here's more proof that it matters: About 50 percent of consumers think a brand's Facebook page is more useful than a brand's website, a new study suggests. Market research company Lab42 — which surveyed 1,000 social media users about how they interact with brands on Facebook — found that consumers are viewing a brand's Facebook presence as more important than ever. More


Important dates to remember
  • Oct. 8 and 9 — NADRA Master Deck Professional Education / Certification: Register here
  • Oct. 10 — NADRA's Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner/Fundraiser: 5:30 p.m., American Visionary Art Museum, after-party held at Hard Rock Cafe from 10:30 p.m. — close.
  • Oct. 10-12 — DeckExpo, Baltimore 2012: Exhibits — Learn more
  • Oct. 22-23Composite Decking & Railing Conference — JW Marriott Buckhead Atlanta
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

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Hidden Deck Fasteners

Visit Screw Products, Inc. at DeckExpo and make sure to stop by and see our presentation on deck safety featuring DeckLok, The Advanced Lateral Anchor! Booth #1510

Make Your Outdoor Sanctuary Glow

FortressAccents LED Glow Rings emit a warm glow and uses 80% less energy than traditional incandescent lights.
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