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Mark your calendars!
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Mark your calendars! New Jersey Chapter is holding their next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. Thank you NADRA Members, Techno Metal Post for sponsoring this meeting! Click here to download event flyer.

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Chimney Rock Inn (Bridgewater, N.J.)
800 North Thompson Ave.
Bound Brook, N.J. 08805 (use Bound Brook for driving directions)
6:00 p.m. Cost: $20 NADRA Members, $25 nonmembers
Lainie Slepping or 973-943-3496

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Join us on Facebook!. Be among the first to learn NADRA news, updates, special events, hear from NADRA's Technical Advisor, Glenn Mathewson ... ask code questions. If you are a manufacturer, distributor, supplier, industry service provider, learn how to connect with NADRA Facebook fans by offering special promotions to NADRA fans. Contact NADRA by emailing with "FaceBook" in the subject line and we will contact you to tell you more! Is there a NADRA chapter in your area? Check out these local NADRA Chapter fan pages:

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NADRA's LinkedIn Group has reached over 400 followers! NADRA is the voice of the deck and railing industry promoting national Deck Safety Month, helping guide code writing and regulations with ICC and sponsoring Deck Expo, the premiere trade event for the deck, dock and railing industry. NADRA helps improve its members through continued education, and setting the standard to build the highest quality custom decks and docks while giving courteous service. See what NADRA LinkedIn followers are saying and follow us on LinkedIn today for industry related conversations, news, updates and much more!


Important dates to remember

  • Feb. 7 — Mark Your Calendars! New Jersey Chapter is holding their next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6:00 p.m. Thank you NADRA Members, Techno Metal Post for sponsoring this meeting! Agenda and meeting details, including the location will be announced next week.
  • Feb. 21 — Atlanta Chapter Meeting
  • Mar. 8 — NADRA NJ Chapter Meeting
  • April 12 — NADRA NJ Chapter Meeting
  • June 14 — NADRA NJ Chapter Meeting
  • Sept. 13 — NADRA NJ Chapter Meeting

For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

NADRA Chapter Update
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  • The Atlanta Chapter is holding their next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Details coming soon!
  • NADRA's Minnesota Chapter is in the first stages of planning for the chapters second Deck for a Soldier build. This year, NADRA member, Dave Kasper, of Jigsaw Builders, will be taking the lead with other local NADRA members to get the project off the ground. More details to follow in the weeks ahead. If you are a NADRA member and are interested in donating material, labor or media support to the Minnesota D4S build, please reach out to us today. You can start by emailing
  • Also happening in Minnesota — We are close to finalizing the plans for the education tour to hit your area. Thank you to local Minnesota NADRA Chapter President Pat Noonan of O'Noonan Construction for helping NADRA locate a venue for this important tour stop!


Railing Dynamics announces distribution agreement with Parksite
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Railing Dynamics, Inc. announced an agreement with Parksite, Inc. to distribute their complete line of products in four of Parksite's nine locations, including North Brunswick, N.J., Louisville, Ohio, Bolingbrook, Ill., and Tampa, Fla. RDI will supply the entire Endurance family of products, Titan Pro vinyl-clad metal railing systems and the new preassembled Metal Works Excalibur railing system to Parksite. More

Trex Company honored for manufacturing 'greenest' decking
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Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, recently took top honors in the decking products category of the Green Builder Media 2012 Reader's Choice Brand Study. More than 50 percent of readers who participated in the study selected Trex decking as the "greenest" in the industry. More

Ecolife™ - Better Decks Cost Less

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Natures Composites' eco-friendly decking products to be distributed by BlueLinx
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Natures Composite manufactures composite products obtained from wheat and recycled plastics, thereby developing the decking and fencing industry. The distribution market targets certain locations like Denver; Tampa, Fla.; and Portland, Ore. However, the company is interested in extending its markets farther in 2012. BlueLinx, a pioneer in distributing building products is a key distributor, supplying eco-friendly products to the commercial, remodeling, residential, building and repair market. More

Designing small gardens: The delights of decking
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The world of hard landscaping materials can be a minefield; a boggling array of new or reclaimed, natural or manmade paving, softwood, hardwood or manmade decking, decorative aggregates and feature stones in a myriad of colors, shapes and sizes. More

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How running a small business has changed
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Jay Goltz has been in the small business game for more than three decades. Goltz originally launched a framing business in Chicago, which became the largest company of its kind. He spun off a few other ventures, including a home-design store and an online office-art business. Now, he dispenses small-business wisdom in The New York Times, speaks and writes books. OPEN Forum talked with Goltz about why there's a new kind of business climate and how companies should react to it. More

The way to customers' hearts is through their phones
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Never before have people had such a love affair with a communications medium as they have with their mobile phones. Now, marketers aren't communicating with consumers via an impersonal one-way device; rather, they are communicating with them through a device people happily carry around 24/7. Here are the top 12 trends for the mobile world in 2012. More

Top 10 marketing trends of 2012
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Like most businesses, you will probably have your marketing plan for 2012 already in place. But have you built your plan so that you're ready to respond to the latest market trends? While it's important to stay focused, it's equally as important to be prepared for the opportunities and challenges that will come from the latest marketing trends. More

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