NADRA Industry Update
Jan. 4, 2012

NADRA 2012 Education Tour!
NADRA Headquarters is hard at work planning the 2012 education tour stops. Stay tuned in the weeks ahead to learn the details. Interested in sponsorship opportunities for the tour? Email NADRA at to find out more.

Chapter Update: NADRA's Atlanta Chapter is holding their next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Details coming soon. More

Milder weather boosts lumber
The Wall Street Journal
Lumber futures neared three-month highs as mild weather in the U.S. extended the construction season while the year wound down. But uncertainty about housing markets in the U.S. and China and about the world economy could thwart longer-term advances in lumber prices.More

Couple win council go-ahead to build futuristic earth shelter
Shropshire Star
A futuristic earth shelter hidden away from the surrounding world will be built in Ludlow, U.K. after county planning officials gave the scheme the go-ahead. The home, which is being built by Peter Donald as a relaxing place to live for him and his wife Jennifer, will be completely enclosed by covered by the earth. An outdoor decking area will overlook panoramic views of the countryside to the south of the town. More

Geolam brand wood-plastic composites now available in the US
MarketWire via Market Watch
Geolam, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Geolam products in North America, announced the expansion of its distribution network into the United States. Geolam is an internationally recognized, premium wood-plastic composite commercial line of decking, siding and trim products, based on Japan's Einwood WPC technology.More

Royal Building Products closing Indiana plant
Plastics News
Royal Building Products plans to close its Milford, Ind., plant in March. The major extrusion firm, a subsidiary of Georgia Gulf Corp. of Atlanta, said it issued WARN notices on Dec. 13, 2011 to the approximate 70 employees in Milford. The site produces vinyl decking, fence and railing and was part of Georgia Gulf's acquisition of Royal Group Technologies in 2006.More

Create a comfortable outdoor living space with affordable patio heaters and more from new site
PR Web
Treat backyard patios as an extension of the home by adding coziness and warmth with top of the line heaters, fire pits, lanterns and more from the newest business venture of web entrepreneur Debbie Parkes. "I'm the kind of person who likes to spend all of their time in the backyard, especially during the summer months," said Parkes. "I've found that just a couple of things here and there can really change how your outdoor living space looks."More