NADRA Industry Update
Feb. 2, 2011

Remodeling projects are back
The Wall Street Journal
After years of shelving projects and doing only improvements deemed absolutely necessary, more homeowners are dusting off their remodeling plans this year as they grow more hopeful about the economy. And given that many contractors are still willing to slash their prices to get new business, it could be a good time to get projects done for a low price.More

Enduris sues Inteplast over cellular PVC decking
Plastics News
A Florida company, Enduris Extrusions Inc., is suing Inteplast Group Ltd., accusing the giant plastic film and bag maker of misappropriating its trade secrets for capped, cellular PVC deck board to get into the decking market last year. Enduris filed its lawsuit Jan. 19 in U.S. District Court in Jacksonville, Fla.More

AZEK® adds wow factor at IBS with several new products
PR Newswire
At the International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla., AZEK Building Products introduced more than a dozen new product solutions for outdoor living and exterior improvements. AZEK had so many new products in fact, the company had to take out an entire second booth, appropriately dubbed The AZEK New Products Pavilion, which attracted show attendees, print media and TV crews.More

New home sales surge in December
Reuters
New U.S. single-family home sales in December rose to their highest level in eight months and prices were the highest since April 2008, raising cautious optimism for a housing market recovery.More

200,000 new construction jobs created by 2015
Construction Enquirer
Industry training experts fear 76,000 construction jobs will be lost during the downturn this year. But leaders of ConstructionSkills are urging contractors to prepare for long-term growth with industry expansion between 2013-15 expected to create 200,000 new vacancies. The latest Construction Skills Network report predicts that construction is expected to contract by 1 percent this year before stabilizing in 2012. More

Construction industry forecast: Better than last year
Modern Distribution Management
More construction firms are planning to hire workers this year than are planning to make layoffs, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Navigant. The survey, conducted as part of the Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook, shows the industry may finally be emerging from a severe downturn that has left millions of skilled workers unemployed. More

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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