NADRA Industry Update
May. 20, 2015

Thank you, Deck Safety Ambassadors!

In case you didn't know, NADRA opened up the $250 Ambassador Sponsorship for the month of May. It's not too late to gain access to the exclusive 2015 NADRA Deck Safety Ambassador Logo! ‪Sign up online and get the logo here.More

YellaWood® and NADRA say thanks this Memorial Day
Our most sincere thanks to our servicemen and women. We are Proud to announce our Deck for a Solider™ program and YellaWood® brand pressure-treated pine are teaming up this Memorial Day. For each project plan downloaded from May 22-29, YellaWood® will donate $1.00 to our cause! Learn more and download your plans here.More

Save the date: NADRA Washington Golf Outing, June 27
Online registration and sponsorship opportunities will be available online very soon. If you are interested in getting involved or sponsoring this big event, please contact NADRA. More

NADRA NJ Deck Awards! Become a sponsor and register online
We invite you to bring your spouse/significant other, family and crews as we meet at the Bridgewater Manor at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. We will be celebrating another successful year as a chapter and announcing the winners of our Annual Deck Competition! Dinner is $70 per person/member, $90 per person/non-member. Each NADRA member may bring up to 3 guests at the member pricing. Please RSVP by Sunday, May 31. To register or to sponsor, just click the link here. Enter the Deck Competition here.More

NADRA Atlanta Golf Outing, June 15 — sponsorship opportunities and online registration open
Join us on the greens on June 15!
When: Monday, June 15
Where: Brookfield Country Club
100 Willow Run
Roswell, GA 30075
Register here.
Become a sponsor here.

Thank you, sponsors:
Beverage Cart Sponsors:

  • Wolmanized Outdoor Wood
  • PMC Building Materials

  • Hole Sponsors:
  • Compton Sales
  • Fiberon
  • Trex
  • Boise Cascade Supply
  • Stock Building Supply

  • Longest Drive Sponsor:
  • UltraLox

  • Closest to Pin Sponsor:
  • Screw Products, Inc.
  • More

    Deck safety tips for homeowners
    NADRA Blog
    During Deck Safety Month® the experts at the North American Deck and Railing Association are offering safety tips for homeowners and encouraging you to Check Your Deck®. “It’s springtime and we all want to get out and enjoy our decks,” says Bob Lett, vice president of market development for WOLF Home Products. “NADRA wants to help keep homeowners safe." More

    How safe is your outdoor deck space?
    Outdoor living is all about relaxing and having fun, especially on your deck. May is Deck Safety Month®, so before you break out the barbecue sauce or plan this summer’s Fourth of July bash, take some time to ensure your deck is safe and structurally sound.More

    MoistureShield launches online deck lights store
    As part of MoistureShield's expanded family of outdoor living products, launched in early 2015, MoistureShield deck lights are now available for online purchase. has expanded to include an order fulfillment program that enables consumers to shop from the comfort of their own homes. More

    Outdoor living spaces are feeling the love
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    What's the most sustainable wood for my new deck?
    Spring is in the air, and it's time to build you a long-lasting, good-looking, sustainable deck.More

    Which building material is right for your deck?
    Atlanta Journal Constitution‎
    A deck helps expand your living space and provides a great spot to commune with nature. Adding or replacing a deck not only boosts your home’s curb appeal, it also has the potential for a good return on investment from your remodeling dollars.More

    7 injured in deck collapse in DeKalb County
    Seven family members are out of the hospital after a deck collapsed. It happened during a family cookout. Antonio Brown said he had just stepped off the deck when it fell.More

    Treat your outdoor living space the same no matter the size
    Dayton Daily News
    Creating a pleasingly balanced and comfortable outdoor living space, no matter its square footage, is easy if you consider the following advice from local outdoor furnishings expert, Sherry Lusardi.More

    Tips for taking the celebration outside
    The Washington Post via The News Journal
    May, the month of mothers and azaleas, marks the start of the outdoor entertaining season. Celebrations under the stars are more casual and freed from indoor rules. This makes them less formidable to plan and execute than having guests to your dining room table.More

    Outdoor living, simple design tips
    Kelowna Capital News
    When creating a space outside this summer for relaxation, conversation, or rest, consider these 10 inspiring tips for stylish outdoor living.More

    Everything is digital, but face-to-face interactions can still seal the deal
    Advertising Age
    Despite the move toward a digital marketplace — in which buyers research and make purchases online — in-person meetings with sales reps and other human interactions are still important to b-to-b buyers, according to a new report from research firm SiriusDecisions. Vendor content, such as websites and free trials, also ranked high in the b-to-b buying process.More

    3 new social updates and how to use them in your business
    By Emma Fitzpatrick
    Social networking seems to evolve faster than anything we've ever seen in the marketing world. Each time you log in, it seems like something — whether huge or minor — has changed. This week, we're here to help you pinpoint exactly what's different. Here are three ways Google+, Facebook and Instagram have changed in the last week, and how your business can make the most of each new trend.More

    These are the new rules of work
    Fast Company
    The old rules of work applied to an economy of factories and offices, a world of "standard," stable employment with large employers, over careers with more or less predictable trajectories. The new rules belong to another universe — flexible, precarious, and entrepreneurial, less and less tied to specific times, places and employers.More

    12 important things you should have learned from 'Mad Men'
    If you watched "Mad Men" with the eyes of an entrepreneur, the most interesting parts usually had to do with the business itself. Even as we thought things were going to get all sentimental, in a brilliant last scene, it all came back to business.More