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And the winners of the 2012 National Deck Competition are ...
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Find out tonight at The American Visionary Art Museusm in Baltimore. Forgot about tickets? Please visit us in Booth 3104 at DeckExpo to purchase your tickets, or go online now and reserve your seat.

For those of you who cannot make it, please check out Twitter and Facebook for a full list of winners tonight after the show!

New eMarketing packages for NADRA Members unveiled today at DeckExpo!
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Improve, enhance and grow your business! NADRA is launching eMarketing packages today for members. Packages include: email marketing, social media management, custom videos and more. Consultations are available during the show in NADRA Booth 3104. Ask a NADRA staff member for details! Not going to DeckExpo? Email us at and we will schedule a time to talk after the show.

NADRA meetings at the show
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Join us for the below meetings! Simply follow the links to learn details and to RSVP! NADRA Code Meeting — 2015 IRC, Be Heard!
Thursday, Oct. 11
12:30-2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 11
2-2:30 p.m.

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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Curious to see who is Exhibiting at Remodeling Show/DeckExpo?
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Check out who will be at the show!


Redwood ramps up: Expanded promotions help sell redwood
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The mission of the California Redwood Association is to leverage the collective strength of its members to communicate all benefits of redwood lumber in a way that complements each member's marketing and promotional programs. Dual impacts of economic recession and competition from alternative products have affected redwood market share just as they have for many other traditional building products. More

Deceuninck North America to showcase next generation of outdoor living products during DeckExpo 2012
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Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors and outdoor living, will showcase its Clubhouse Decking product to leading deck industry professionals during DeckExpo 2012. More

CAMO Fasteners expanded product line to be featured at DeckExpo
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National Nail Corp.'s CAMO Fasteners will be exhibiting at the 2012 DeckExpo in Baltimore at the Baltimore Convention Center. CAMO will be featured in Booth 2407. "We are looking forward to this year's DeckExpo," said W. Scott Baker, president and CEO of National Nail Corp. More

Deck collapses with over 30 people — several hospitalized, others injured
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Several people were hospitalized and more were injured, falling 10 to 12 feet, after a backyard deck holding between 30 and 40 guests collapsed. Three seriously injured people were taken directly from the scene to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Richmond, Va., according to Carlos Coyle, assistant director for Madison County EMS. "It could have been much worse than it was," Coyle said. More

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Survey uncovers what deck owners pine for
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With deck season drawing to a close in many parts of the country, what changes are popular with homeowners for 2013? A Facebook survey with 2,000 respondents found that the number one answer, at 47 percent, was to tear out the current deck and start over. The survey found that alterations that improve both beauty and functionality were the most popular choices. More

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Sustainable options
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It's been a decade since the city of Ashland, Ore., started its Green and Solar Tours, and for the first time the event will feature buildings that combine residential living with commercial use or community gatherings. Tour participants will stop Oct. 13, at a new office building that incorporates two second-story apartments. The second mixed-use building is Ashland's Kagyu Sukha Choling Buddhist temple. More


'The Princess Bride' and the man in black's lessons in competitive strategy
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In business, the best way to stay ahead of your competitors is to win the battle before it begins. Time to start building your resistance to iocane powder — and fighting on your own terms. What does the ancient Chinese classic The Art of War by Sun Tzu have to do with another classic, the 1987 movie The Princess Bride? Well, a key strategy from the Art of War is wonderfully illustrated in the movie's "Battle of Wits" scene between the villain Vizzini and the hero Westley, "The Man in Black." More importantly, this approach can be applied to business to make your company more successful. More


Important dates to remember
  • 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
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