NADRA Industry Update
Oct. 2, 2013

Your future, this week
Glenn Mathewson, NADRA
As this hits your inbox, I'm likely in route to Atlantic City, New Jersey to represent, support and defend the decking industry. This week, your future will be decided in the 2015 International Residential Code. On my last day to prepare before leaving Colorado, I'm nervous, but excited. Most of all, I'm proud. I'm proud because we've achieved one of the most important aspects of code development ... recognition. The code development process is complicated, cumbersome and difficult just at published face value, but there is also a professional, dare I say social, aspect to it. Recognition, respect and trust are vital to this work. Here is where I feel NADRA has succeeded, and this will be the foundation for all code development work now and into the future. Every year this process occurs for different codes, and every three years for the IRC.

There's a lot at stake this year in code development. Will you be installing hold-downs on every guard post, or will you be free from installing them on every ledger? Will all decks be outright prohibited from within 5 feet of property lines? Will there finally be joist, beam and post sizing provisions available to ease design validation? What won't be at stake this year is NADRA. We have demonstrated our commitment to our vision and mission statement for code development, and we have been appreciated for it. More

NADRA and Principia join forces to provide decking and railing market data
NADRA is excited to announce an alliance with Principia to provide decking and railing market data. Mike Beaudry, executive vice president of NADRA, said, "We are very pleased to offer our members industry data at an affordable price. This is a win-win for the association, Principia and the entire outdoor living industry. For years, our contractors, dealers, distributors and regional manufacturers have been asking for market data. With this partnership, the industry is positioned better than ever, to receive quality data, nationally and regionally, now and in the years to come."

Steve Van Kouteren, Principia's business director for industry reports, said, "We often get market data requests from smaller, regional companies that have little interest in other areas of the country. Now we can provide demand data and industry trends and insights at the division and region level to NADRA members."

For more information, contact:

North American Deck and Railing Association
Michael Beaudry
Executive Vice President NADRA
215-804-6679 mobile
215-679-4884 office

Steve Van Kouteren
Business Director, Industry Reports
610-400-1073 office More

NADRA NJ Deck for a Soldier® build
The New Jersey Deck for a Soldier® build in Brick Township was a total and complete success! What an awesome way for builders, manufacturers and material suppliers to come together for the good of the community, we are "Jersey Strong." The NJ Chapter would like to send out a special thanks to all of the suppliers and manufacturers who donated materials, without your continuing support there would not be an amazing program like Deck for a Soldier®. More

Join us on Oct. 16 for our awards party — Deck competition winners announced!
Join us for our biggest night of the year on Oct. 16 in Chicago at Howl at The Moon. Highlights include a cocktail reception, plenty of food, announcement of the 2013 national deck competition winners, industry awards and the post party. Reserve your seats now. More

WOLF releases Key Buyer Index for September
WOLF, the largest supplier of kitchen cabinets in the U.S. and a leading provider of building products in 28 states, reported the findings of the WOLF Key Buyer Index for September. The September KBI score of 60.67 reflects an increase from the August KBI of 53.33. This increase may signal the close of traditional vacation season at the East Coast beaches, which will mean an increase in construction and remodeling activity in those areas heading into the fall.More

RDI announces agreement with Boston Cedar
Railing Dynamics, Inc. is pleased to announce an agreement with Boston Cedar, effective, Nov. 1, as exclusive distributor of RDI's newest railing line, Transform throughout their Northeast U.S. trading territory. Transform railing is the first system of its kind within the market.More

Trex Company adds major distributor in New England
Business Wire via DailyFinance
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, is expanding its industry-leading distribution network with the addition of assachusetts-based Boston Cedar, effective Nov. 1, 2013. The joining of these two industry leaders represents significant growth potential for each and enables Trex to broaden its reach and footprint in the Northeast.More

Living outdoors: Homeowners add fireplaces, sinks, ice makers to their outdoor spaces
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Prior to a recent makeover, Eric Schrumpf says the space behind his home "was the most hideous yard you've ever seen." So Schrumpf contracted Barrett Fischer Landscape Co. Inc. to create an outdoor living space in the area and today he says his family spends as much time as they can in the formerly unused space.More

Huttig Building Products to distribute AZEK, TimberTech product line in Northeast
Huttig Building Products announced that it has been selected by newly formed CPG Building Products to distribute the complete line of AZEK products, including Trim, Deck, Porch, Rail, Mouldings and Pavers, in the northeast. Long-known for being the No. 1 brand of PVC trim, AZEK began producing decking in 2007 and has rapidly risen to being ranked as the highest quality composite/PVC decking brand, according to the Builder magazine 2013 Brand Use Study.More

Your future, this week
Glenn Mathewson, NADRA
As this hits your inbox, I'm likely in route to Atlantic City, New Jersey to represent, support and defend the decking industry. This week, your future will be decided in the 2015 International Residential Code. More

Deck collapse injures 16
The Chronicle Herald
Sixteen people were hurt, four seriously, after a deck they were standing on collapsed at a party. Police, firefighters and paramedics responded to the incident at a townhouse. More

This is what we mean by 'Jersey Strong'
This is what we mean by "Jersey Strong!" That's just how we roll! NADRA New Jersey members coming together to build a deck for a deserving veteran! The NJ Deck for a Soldier build in brick is under construction this week. More

Maintain patios, decks, screened rooms to enjoy outdoor spaces
The News-Press
Patios, decks and screed rooms are an extension of the home here in Florida. With the wonderful temperatures this time of year, we can enjoy relaxing outdoors. This is also a great time of year to pay special attention to the maintenance of the patios, decks and screened rooms. Each has its own needs.More

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American Express OPEN Forum
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Phil Libin: The 1 item I cannot work without
Phil Libin writes: A new intern here recently asked me, "What's the one item that you can't work without?" Can't is too strong a word, but I did get something a few months ago that is helping my work more than I expected: An acoustic grand piano with a robot crammed into it, the Yamaha Disklavier E3.More