NADRA Industry Update
Dec. 14, 2011

NADRA New Jersey Deck Awards and Holiday Party tonight
It's not too late to register. To learn more and to register for NADRA's New Jersey Chapter Deck Awards and Holiday Dinner, where the 2011 New Jersey Deck Competition winners will be announced, Click here. Registration for dinner will remain open until event is sold out.More

Atlanta Chapter December 2011 meeting recap

I sincerely hope all of you enjoyed our event at Maggianos on 12/8/11 as much as I did. We had a total of 85 industry pros in attendance! I thought the food and atmosphere were great and the guest and company that shared the room even better.

Thanks so much to Great Southern Wood Preserving, Timbertech, and Fortress Railing, for their generosity in sponsoring this event. They all stepped up to the plate in a big way for this one to make it possible to celebrate our year -end event as we did. Thanks to Maggianos for providing us Five Star service as well.

I hope all involved realize how fortunate we were to have Mr. Jimmy Rane, the founder and CEO of Great

The story of his and Great Southern’s history are not only extremely interesting but also very inspiring. Success stories of this magnitude are rare and to be in the presence of someone who has started from scratch and taken a business and industry to such a level was a true privilege. His manner of speaking and the humbleness he demonstrates is impressive, admirable, and refreshing. I hope Mr. Rane knows just how much we appreciate him spending the evening with us.More

Nyloboard: Decking almost ready for prime time
Plastics News
After a year of transition, Nyloboard LLC hopes to roll out its decking that is made from 100 percent recycled carpet fibers into major distribution markets in 2012. "We spent much of the year modifying our process," to become more efficient, competitive and to boost volume, said Kevin Guthard, vice president of operations for the Covington, Ga., company, in an interview at Deck Expo in Chicago.More

Building energy efficiency into your construction costs
For San Diego building owners, it pays to be energy efficient — literally. Over the last two years, nearly 100 building projects have been awarded almost $10 million in incentives from San Diego Gas & Electric through Savings by Design, a utility-funded initiative that supports high-performance building design in new construction or renovations. What's more, owners of these buildings have collectively earned an estimated $8.6 million in annual utility costs savings.More