NADRA Industry Update
Aug. 8, 2012

NADRA 2012 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, registration now open

Get ready for another action-packed night with NADRA! We invite you and your guests to join us at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore from 5:30-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 *Registration for NADRA's National Deck Competition will open on Wednesday, Aug. 15

We invite you to join in the fun! See you in Baltimore in October!

NADRA would like to send a special thank you to Fortress Railing Products and Wolf Distributing for sponsoring NADRA's Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner. This is NADRA's single most significant fundraiser of the year. Industry participation is crucial for the growth of the association. Thank you for your support! For details on sponsorships and the silent auction click here.More

NADRA 2012 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner announced
The North American Deck and Railing Association launched registration for the 2012 main event being held in conjunction with DeckExpo. The big night includes a cocktail reception, annual meeting, industry awards, silent auction, dinner, deck competition and the well-known after party with a live performance at the Hard Rock Cafe. Registration for this ticketed event is now open at

What might seem like a party to some is the most significant fundraiser of the year for NADRA. Much weighs on the outcome of this leading industry event. Participation from industry professionals is essential to the growth of the association.

NADRA's main event will take place at Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10.More

NADRA New Jersey Chapter meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m.
Special thanks to Wolf Distributing for sponsoring our Aug. 14 Chapter meeting! Come join us for the NADRA New Jersey Chapter meeting! We will have the NADRA decals for sale and we will also have 50/50 raffle tickets for sale.
When: Tuesday, August 14th at 6:00pm
Where: Chimney Rock Inn 800N. Thompson Ave, Bound Brook, NJ 08805
Please RSVP here. More

NADRA Builder Survey winners announced!
Congratulations James Alverson, Creative Craftsmen from Monmouth Beach, N.J., and Rick AuBuchon, Legacy Decks from Farmington, Minn.!

James and Rick each won a $250.00 Visa gift card for participating in NADRA's Builder Survey! Thank you and congratulations, guys! More

NADRA Master Deck Professional Program held at DeckExpo — all 4 classes!
New in 2012, NADRA is offering the four-part Master Deck Professional — "Codes and Standards." Classes will be held on Monday, Oct. 8, and Tuesday, Oct. 9! Check it out and be sure to register! More

Trex Company sponsors 2012 Southern Living Idea House
PRNewswire via The Sacramento Bee
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, is a national sponsor of the 2012 Southern Living Idea House. Located in the historic town of Senoia, Ga., approximately 60 miles from Atlanta, the custom-designed and fully-furnished home blends modern convenience and amenities with traditional Southern charm. More

Passport decking boards from Composite Materials Australia
Composite Materials Australia
Composite Materials Australia presents Passport decking boards produced in the U.S. by an 80-year-old manufacturing company. Composite Materials Australia has been connecting manufacturers with the building and renovation market for the past 15 years through the supply of U.S.-made wholesale products.More

Composite Decking & Railing Conference announces key sponsors
Principia is pleased to announce Mosaic Color & Additives as the full program sponsor and Hanley Wood as the exclusive media sponsor for its 9th annual conference on Composite Decking and Railing, formerly WPC: Wood-Plastic & Natural Fiber Composites Conference. This year's event is on Oct. 22-23 at JW Marriott Buckhead in Atlanta.More

AZEK Rail Lighting chosen best product by Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler Magazines
PRNewswire via The Sacramento Bee
AZEK Building Products announced today that its new line of AZEK Rail Lighting was named a Best Product of 2012 by Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler Magazines. 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

How to use social media to establish trust
Small Business Trends
Life as a small business owner is all about trust. Trust is how we make consumers feel comfortable purchasing from us instead of big box stores and it's how we get them to keep coming back. And through the world of social media, we have a slew of new ways to develop trust in our customers' eyes to make them feel good about our business. But are you taking advantage of them?More

7 ways you're wasting time and don't even know it
Dawn Berry realized she needed to get smarter about managing time and making her insurance agency run more smoothly. She hired a productivity coach and saw immediate results. "I have a do-it-now mentality," she says. If you feel overwhelmed like Berry did, you may need to rethink how you use your time. Here are seven ways you may be wasting time without even realizing it.More