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How NADRA members are helping with Sandy
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Sandy impacted the lives of millions across the Northeast. We are taken aback by the overwhelming good will that is being spread across the communication lines, particularly social media ( LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter). That's what is so great about mankind ... we may have our political differences, but when it comes to getting the job done, we roll up our sleeves and do whatever it takes to make it happen. We see this first-hand in our own way as an outdoor living industry. We wanted to take a moment to share with you some of the communications we have seen and how some NADRA members (builders, lumberyards, distributors, etc.) are responding to the aftermath of this horrific storm. The social sites are lit up with phone numbers to call and services offered, including NADRA members just checking in on each other. Here are a couple examples:

We can be reached quickly by email or phone. In your email please provide address, phone number and type of damage you have and if it is blocking your driveway or a dangerous tree. We have partnering companies to handle the precarious trees. Read more here.

If anyone needs assistance from NADRA, please call Heather at our Southern Division 215.317.2018. NADRA Headquarters in Quakertown, Pa., is currently closed due to power outages and property damage. Everyone is safe ... just assessing the damage and awaiting power. If you have photos of the storm, or a story you would like to share about Sandy, please send it to Our thoughts are prayers go out to all of those affected by the storm

NADRA Atlanta Chapter meeting recap
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Thanks to all who attended the NADRA Atlanta Chapter meeting this past Monday evening at the Ivy in Buckhead. We had 60 plus attendees and many guests from the Principia Conference. I want to thank Larry Pease with Trex for sponsoring the meeting and for a great presentation. More

Technology Built for the Building Materials Industry

Luxwood provides simple, easy to use design software when the bill of materials must match the design. Design a deck faster with Luxwood Design Tools than with any other system on the market today. Good graphics combined with flexibility, quick and easy revisions plus the ability to display the deck on a picture of your prospect's house make this an unparalleled selling tool for decks. MORE

The Shoemakers Shoes
By NADRA Member Rick AuBuchon, Legacy Decks, Minnesota    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We have most certainly endured some mockery for the lack of deck at our house. This has, in fact, been a running family joke for the past two years or so since we moved into our new place. More


CAMO used on 2 NADRA Nat'l Deck Competition Award
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National Nail Corp.'s CAMO Hidden Deck Fasteners were used in the construction of two decks that took first place in NADRA's Third Annual National Deck Competition in the 2012 Best Dock and the 2012 Best Covered Deck categories. NADRA hosted their Third Annual National Deck Competition Awards Ceremony on Oct. 10. More

Deck collapses during party at Blacksburg, Va., apartment
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A few dozen Blacksburg, Va., partygoers got a surprise when the deck they were standing on collapsed, blocking the entrance to two apartments. One female was treated at the scene for a minor injury, but no one was taken to a hospital. More

Wood that's tough as nails
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What natural building material is highly durable, resists flames and doesn't float? It's ipe wood, a material that upscale builders and interior designers are increasingly incorporating into their plans. But density comes at a price. More

Getting jiggy with the jigsaw
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If you're interested in dabbling in a variety of projects, and your budget has room for just one power tool, the jigsaw is your best bet, hands down. Like a circular saw, it makes straight cuts and bevels; like a band saw, it cuts curves. It also does a nice job with a wide range of materials, including lumber and sheet goods, metals and plastics. More

Creating a green design for your backyard
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Remodeling your backyard offers a wealth of possibilities for making your space both green and fun, and with both of those challenges met, you're likely not to find a challenge out of getting people to get out there and enjoy it. Most backyard entertainment revolves around a deck, porch or patio where people can sit, relax, barbeque or otherwise entertain. More

Principia: Composite decking gains on wood
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Squeeze, saturation, confusion and opportunity proved to be more than buzzwords at Principia's Composite Decking & Railing Conference in Atlanta Oct. 22-23. Decking contractors, product manufacturers and a handful of dealers gathered to discuss the state of the decking market at a time when homeowners are beginning to invest again in their homes. More

Everlasting Hardwoods uncovers surprising market changes as the buying season fluctuates in Brazil
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Everlasting Hardwoods by the Overseas Hardwoods Company, in business since 1967, reveals significant changes in the buying market after visiting Brazil in 2012. Primary buyer Gregory Robinson encourages a cautious early-season buying strategy after observing price fluctuations and modifications in hardware production. More

Outdoor Living Brands expands with acquisition of wood Re New
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Consistent with its mission to enhance Americans' enjoyments of outdoor living spaces, Outdoor Living Brands has expanded its franchise opportunity portfolio with the acquisition of Wood Re New, a franchise currently focused on the environmentally friendly cleaning, staining and protecting of decks, fences and other exterior wood surfaces. More

Oily rags spark California deck fire
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A Corte Madera, Calif., neighbor who happened to be up for a bathroom break at 3:30 a.m. spotted a fire burning on a deck next door and roused her husband, who put out the blaze with a garden hose before it could spread. More


5 cheap ways to motivate employees
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How do you get people excited about work without paying them more money? It turns out that it's relatively easy, as long as you understand why money works as a motivator. In fact, nobody works simply to get money. Nobody. Why would anyone want a collection of identical engraving of dead presidents? More

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More marketers invite themselves to Thanksgiving dinner
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Drumstick, cranberry sauce, coupon? Consumers will be served a heaping helping of shopping opportunities with their turkey this Thanksgiving, once a day reserved for family, food and football. More bricks-and-mortar stores than ever are expected to be open for business on Thanksgiving, and email-marketing firm Responsys said 80 percent of major retailers will send messages on the holiday this year, up from just 45 percent in 2009. More


Fiberon: Equal Parts Beauty and Durability

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Important dates to remember
  • Nov. 13 — NJ Chapter Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Chimney Rock Inn in Bound Brook
  • Dec. 12 — NADRA Atlanta Chapter Year End Event held at Maggiano's and sponsored by Wolmanized Wood — More details to be announced
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

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