NADRA Industry Update
Nov. 16, 2011

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Firms announce decking market innovations
Plastics News
Tamko Building Products Inc. — which manufactures EverGrain, the industry's only compression molded composite deck board — is planning to introduce a new compression molded deck board that is capped on three sides, sources said. But that's not the only new deck board innovation that will shortly hit the market.More

Aluminum decking shows its mettle
BPD-Building Products Digest
Long a popular choice for commercial and multi-family applications, aluminum deck systems are gaining new acceptance from homeowners seeking low maintenance outdoor living spaces. "Aluminum is the perfect material for decking," says Don Garrison, general manager of FSI Home Products, Cullman, Al., which manufactures NextDeck and LockDry. "It's able to withstand the most extreme outdoor elements, weighs less than half of wood decking and is much stronger."More

Decked out for fun
Times Colonist
Last Christmas, the 17-member Halaburda family spent a large part of the holiday season outside, celebrating under the stars in the evenings. No they weren't in Cuba sipping mojitos, or even partying on the ski slopes in sub-zero gear. They were at Bear Mountain on a new deck designed by Wally Halaburda and built by his son Todd.More

The model for going green
Construtech Magazine
Can green buildings create more jobs? According to a recent report on strategies related to energy efficiency financing, this can be one of the residual effects of creating environmentally sustainable buildings. The report concluded opportunities for financing $150 billion annually in energy efficiency projects throughout the next 10 years would increase the competitive nature of the United States.More

Construction spending rises for the second straight month
The Hill
Builders slightly increased their spending in September for the second straight month, driven by an increase in residential construction, while spending on government projects fell. Construction spending was up 0.2 percent in September, following a 1.6 percent increase in August, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $787.2 billion, the Commerce Department said recently.More