NADRA Industry Update
Jul. 24, 2013

NADRA's 2013 Main Event & Education

*** Attention NADRA members: The code, NADRA, will provide you with free exhibit hall access! For all volunteers and material donations, please contact NADRA Headquarters at or 215-679-4884. More

News from NADRA's National Office
A special congratulations are in order to Heather and Ben Marchand! Heather, NADRA's National Program Coordinator gave birth to a healthy baby boy last Friday, July 19th at 11:33am. Wyatt Michael Marchand weighed in at 6 lbs, 15oz, 19" long. Congratulations to the Beaudry and Marchand family.


Crafts: Big art for outdoor living
Even a small slice of the big outdoors can call for big art. With some do-it-yourself ingenuity, creating artwork for an outdoor living space needn't be costly or complicated. In a few summer hours, you can make a piece, large or not-so-large, that packs a visual wallop.More

Ask a designer: Style in a small outdoor space
Design magazines and home decorating catalogs tend to feature sprawling backyards with big wooden decks and room for everything from decorative fountains to artificial ponds. But few of us have that much outdoor space.More

Up on the roof: Baltimore's best decks are sky-high
The Baltimore Sun
When Greg and Heidi Bathon gaze out over the rail of their Federal Hill deck, they have a breathtaking view of the city, from the stadiums to the harbor and beyond. But when they turn around, their view of the deck itself is just as compelling. More

Trex company debuts new Trex Select board profile ideal for commercial settings
PRNewswire via The Herald
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, announced that it will add a new board profile to its entry-level Trex Select decking and railing system. More

TimberTech enhances website Product Selector Tool to help consumers find deck products that fit their lifestyles
TimberTech announces an easy to navigate, redesigned website Product Selector Tool that considers a consumer's outdoor living style and recommends decking products that are a perfect fit. It allows consumers to take a short lifestyle quiz to find which TimberTech decking, railing, lighting and finishing touches are right for them.More

Southern lumber and timber market recovery underway
Southeast Ag Net
Economic recovery is producing promising outgrowths for the southern timber and lumber industry. Increasing demand and constrained supply globally are inciting a long-term rebound across the U.S., which is good news for Florida where timber resources are an important economic driver.More

Outdoor living: Patios, decks an extension of home
Forum News Service via Grand Forks Herald
"Family room" has a different meaning at the Lawrence home. Rick, wife Tiffany and their three sons — Patrick, 8, and twins Thomas and Andrew, 6 — roast marshmallows, grill burgers, soak up the sun and view the stars on their patio.More

Up on the roof: Baltimore's best decks are sky-high
The Baltimore Sun
When Greg and Heidi Bathon gaze out over the rail of their Federal Hill deck, they have a breathtaking view of the city, from the stadiums to the harbor and beyond.More

Deck collapse raises important safety information
In light of recent deck collapse at a beach house in Ocean Isle, N.C., FOX8 talked to local experts about deck safety, both before and after yours is built.More

11 fire features for fun summer nights
From DIY fire pit decks to custom stone work, your options are wide open if you're thinking of buying or installing a fire feature.More

Prescription for procrastination
By Michael J. Berens
Everyone has parts of their job they don’t like, and it’s only human nature that we tend to put off those tasks that annoy or bore us. One of the principles of good time management is to modulate your work schedule so that you parcel out the tasks you don’t like into tolerable chunks rather than let them pile up throughout your work day or week. The idea is to suck it up and do the things you don’t like as quickly as possible and then move on to something more challenging, engaging or, dare I say, fun. Most disciplined workers respond well to this approach, but what do you do with the employee who consistently neglects part of their duties?More

How to maximize your tweets best days to tweet
The Chris Voss Show
Infographic: When are your tweets best days?More

Superhero business leadership lessons
The Huffington Post
Most business leaders are learning about the explosive impact of technology mega trends — cloud, mobile, social, apps, and big data — and their potential impact to either destroying existing business models, or help shape new markets, where unknown companies emerge as tomorrow's industry giants.More