NADRA Industry Update
Nov. 10, 2010

Construction gets connected
Connected World Magazine
For years the construction industry has been classified as being one of the most notoriously slow adopters of technology. However, from the field to the office, contractors are adopting more technology than ever before—and much of it in the connected variety.More

Thursday is Veterans Day!
Tomorrow is Veterans Day. A day to honor our men and women in the armed forces - past, present and future. NADRA pulled together to create a program called "Deck for a Soldier". Americans want to help. Americans want to show they care. Our members have embraced this program, and it shows how much we can give back. It has a snowball effect that generates good will down through the ranks. We look forward to the years ahead. It seems that benevolence is contagious. It's a small way our industry can give back to those that give us so much - our freedom! Click here for information on NADRA's Deck for a Soldier program. Within this link you will find the application for the program. Please pass it on.

For all the men and women who have served, are serving, or training to serve — we salute you!

This Veterans Day, do something for someone who has fought for you:

  • Send a wounded veteran a letter - tell them how much you appreciate them
  • Visit a veteran in a retiremement home. Spend some time with them, thank them
  • Plan to attend a ceremony at one of our national or state cemeteries
  • Send a care package to a deployed serviceman or woman
  • Use social media to send a message to veterans

  • Here are some links to help you reach out:
  • Veterans Day - Regional Sites:
  • Presidential Proclomation:
  • More

    Deck Photo of The Month
    This months Deck Photo of the Month is winner of the NADRA 2010 National Deck Competition "Best Overall Deck" Compliments of Southwest Fence and Deck located in Carrollton, Texas. Click here to see more deck photos. If you are a NADRA member, get your photos uploaded to the gallery (at no cost) today and enter to win Deck Photo of the Month! If you'd like to register for the photo gallery, click here.


    Join NADRA today!
    NADRA is made up of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers and service providers to the deck and railing industry. By working together we can be one voice for the industry and deliver a clear message to the consumer and the code development bodies. NADRA serves as a trade association with emphasis on safe building practices and deck safety.More

    NADRA is now on Facebook!
    Be among the first to learn NADRA news and updates by joining us on Facebook. Network with other NADRA members. Check out their deck photos or product promotions from manufacturer members. Join your local chapter's Facebook page and see pictures from local events or accept invitations to local meetings.More

    Two leading magazines honor AZEK Deck Terra Collection
    AZEK Building Products announced that the AZEK Deck Terra Collection was selected by Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler Magazines for their "101 Best New Products of 2010." The editors of both publications considered new product introductions during the past year and selected those they felt had the greatest impact on the market with the best value.More

    Trex Company announces third-quarter-2010 results
    Trex Company, Inc., the nation's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Net sales for the third quarter of 2010 totaled $60.6 million compared to net sales of $61.9 million for the 2009 third quarter. The Company reported a net loss of $8.7 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, for the 2010 period compared to a net loss of $22.5 million, or $1.49 per diluted share, for the 2009 period.More

    Construction spending in US unexpectedly rose in September
    Bloomberg Businessweek
    Construction spending in the U.S. unexpectedly rose in September, led by increases in homebuilding and public projects. The 0.5 percent gain brought spending to $801.7 billion after a revised 0.2 percent drop in August that was previously reported as a 0.4 percent gain, Commerce Department figures showed recently in Washington.More

    US added 151,000 jobs in October, unemployment at 9.6 percent
    Employment rose more than forecast in October, a sign businesses may be starting to look past what the Federal Reserve calls the "disappointingly slow" U.S. recovery toward a faster pace of growth. Payrolls climbed 151,000, exceeding all estimates in a Bloomberg News survey of economists and following a revised 41,000 drop the prior month that was smaller than initially estimated, Labor Department figures showed in Washington.More

    US small business loans jump
    Small U.S. businesses stepped up borrowing in September, data released by PayNet recently showed, suggesting the recovery is gaining steam even before the Federal Reserve Bank embarks on an expected new round of monetary stimulus. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of financing to U.S. small businesses, rose 16 percent in September from a year earlier, PayNet said.More