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NADRA announces 1st members to earn their Master Deck Professional Certification!
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NADRA would like to congratulate our first official Master Deck Professionals on Code. The NADRA members named below, have taken all four classes and have passed all four tests.
  • William Zinnert, Diamond Decks, Maryland
  • Rick Meunier, Handyman & Remodeling Services, LLC, Maryland
  • James Baldwin II, Renovators, West Virginia
NADRA will announce all members who complete the certification process once monthly. If you successfully completed the exams, but are not listed here, keep your eyes open for the announcement next month.

Strategizing for your 2013 marketing plan? Schedule an hour with NADRA before you finalize your plan
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Whether you are looking for more ways to share your news, email solutions, advertising, national event involvement, local chapter opportunities, educational sessions, social media ... you name it, NADRA is available now to help you plan for 2013. Call us now to schedule a 1 hour webinar with you and your team. Contact us and let's plan together. "Doing things for the right reason ... and having fun doing them!" More

NADRA Atlanta Chapter announces 2012 holiday party
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Registration is now open for the Atlanta Chapter Annual Holiday Party. Thank you Wolmanized Wood for sponsoring this event! For more details and to register, click here. Bring your spouse/significant other as we meet at Maggiano's at Cumberland Mall, 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Dinner is $35 per person/member, $45 per person/non-member. See you there! More

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NADRA New Jersey Chapter announces 2012 holiday party
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The New Jersey Chapter is invited to a NADRA New Jersey Holiday Party at the Verblaauw's on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. We look forward to seeing everyone! Please RSVP to the e-vite by clicking here and add what you will be bringing in the comment section. We look forward to seeing everyone! Thanks, Judy & Bruce Verblaauw. More


Decorating tips to warm winter decks
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Although cool weather may signal the end of the gardening season, don't let decks and patios slide into the winter doldrums. Whether frost has already cut down your summer annuals, or cool temperatures are simply fueling a growth spurt for plants that have been plagued with summertime heat, it's easy to dress your outdoor spaces well into winter. More

Deck collapses at Alabama family reunion
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VideoBriefA family reunion was cut short when the floor literally fell out from underneath the party. About 15 people were on the back deck of a house in Opelika, Ala., when the deck gave way. Witnesses say a side of the deck connected to the house came loose, causing the flooring to break underneath everyone. More

Osmose MicroPro preservative technology receives underwriters laboratory environmental claim validation
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Osmose, Inc., the premier supplier of wood preservative technologies, has received from UL Environment their Environmental Claim Validation for the Osmose MicroPro preservative technology. The UL Environment Environmental Claim Validation provides assurance that the Osmose MicroPro technology exhibits volatile organic compound. More

Could home prices come back even stronger after Sandy?
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For homeowners in places devastated by the storm, it's hard to imagine their local real estate market ever coming back. New Jersey's Seaside Heights, for example, sits on a barrier island that took a direct hit from Sandy. Between 80 and 90 percent of its properties were damaged, and it will be six to eight months before it even has natural gas pipelines back in place, according to the borough's city council. More

How being green pays off: Eco-friendly building materials
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When you're building a new home, there are many things you will likely consider. You want the building process to be reasonably economic, you want your building materials to last and you want them to be energy efficient throughout the life of your home. To accomplish this some forethought is required in order to include as many energy and eco-friendly building materials as possible. Here are a few possibilities you may want to consider. More

Demand for composite, PVC decking to rise
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U.S. demand for decking is forecast to rise 2.4 percent annually, according to a study by the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. This pace represents a rebound from the declines seen between 2006 and 2011, when housing completions plummeted and residential improvement and repair expenditures contracted from their elevated 2006 base. More

Trex launches Select decking and railing, aluminum railing line and beveled railing line
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Trex Company is introducing three new products: new Trex Select decking and railing system, Trex Reveal aluminum railing and Trex Transcend beveled railing for its Trex Transcend line. Trex Select decking and railing system brings the superior durability and aesthetics of the Trex brand to a new category of DIY consumers. More

Fiberon introduces new decking and railing products for 2013
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Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, introduced five new products at the Remodeling Show/Deck Expo in Baltimore. New from Fiberon are Fiberon Deck Lighting, Fiberon Classic Decking and Fascia, Fiberail Railing and Horizon 6x6 Post Sleeves. More


So what if you don't sleep enough?
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How many times have you told yourself: "Eh, it's just sleep." Is it just sleep, though? What happens to your health when you're not sleeping enough? This infographic designed by FFunction for Zeo, a company that makes an electronic "sleep coach," is less of a real data visualization than a set of illustrated facts. But the facts are pretty gobsmacking. More

Stop driving your employees nuts
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Julie Winkle Giulioni writes: After dedicating a large portion of my professional life to helping leaders develop new skills to improve workplace performance, I've come to a startling conclusion: Employee engagement, motivation and results are less about introducing new leadership behaviors and more about just stopping the stuff that makes employees crazy. More

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The case for taking a real lunch break
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Eight out of 10 employees now gulp a quick lunch at their desks, says a new survey. But not taking a breather during the day, even for just a few minutes, is a recipe for burnout. Lunching al desko again today? You've got lots of company. Only 21 percent of people now regularly leave their workstations for a midday meal, according to a poll of 1,023 U.S. employees by talent development consultants Right Management. More

How to make a Thanksgiving turkey that tickles taste buds
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Nathan Wood writes: Though praising and bashing the eats in Ann Arbor, Mich., is my customary modus operandi, I'm shifting course a bit this time around in honor of turkey day. Join me as I mix together a few family favorites, a blue ribbon culinary technique or two and some real deal tips and tricks that — served with a pinch of sarcasm — will have you cooking up the perfect Thanksgiving dinner in no time. More


Fiberon: Equal Parts Beauty and Durability

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