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Early-bird pricing ends tomorrow for NADRA's Main Event
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Early-bird pricing is available through Sept. 13. After Sept. 13, there is a price increase. Please take advantage of the current discounted pricing and register you and your guests today. The Main Event is being held at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore on Oct. 10. For details, and to see a complete list of attendees, click here. A very special thank you to our sponsors to-date:
  • Fiberon — Diamond Level
  • Fortress Railing Products — Silver Level
  • Screw Products, Inc. — Silver Level
  • TimberTech — Silver Level
  • Wolmanized Outdoor Wood — Silver Level
  • Wolf Distributing — Bronze Level
  • California Redwood Association — Bronze Level
  • Techno Metal Post, New Jersey — Bronze Level
  • EZ Stairs, Inc. — Supporting Sponsor
We couldn't do it without your help. Thank you! For sponsorship details, click here.

We join you in remembering those whose lives were taken
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As we take time to reflect on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, let us come together to remember, to express our gratitude to those who demonstrated what it is to be a hero, and to pledge ourselves to live in honor of their bravery. The North American Deck & Railing Association is behind a campaign to show appreciation for members of the armed forces by building them decks. NADRA launched its Deck For a Soldier® program in 2007 when an inquiry came across the NADRA website. Sergeant Thomas placed an inquiry to NADRA member through, in anticipation of scheduling a deck build when she returned home. Here, the idea of building a "Deck for a Soldier®" was born. It's pretty amazing what we can do as an industry to say thanks to our fallen heroes and those who continue to serve! To get involved with NADRA and their Deck for a Soldier program, send an email to: More

Register now for NADRA's Master Deck Professional Education/Certification in Baltimore, Oct. 8 and 9
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NADRA is offering the four-part Master Deck Professional, "Codes and Standards." NADRA members are offered discounted pricing! Classes will be held on Monday, Oct. 8, and Tuesday, Oct. 9! Please take advantage of this unique opportunity. This is the first time all four classes will be held in one location! Be among the first in the industry to earn your NADRA Certification by October 2012! More

NADRA Deck Competition
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There are only 13 days left to enter NADRA's National Deck Competition! For more details such as category descriptions, rules, deadlines, etc., please visit the 2012 deck competition registration pages. Check out the "Cheat Sheet" found within these pages that we put together for NADRA members! If you are a manufacturer, distributor or lumberyard, challenge your builders to enter their decks. The winners will be announced at NADRA's Big Night at The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Wednesday, Oct. 10, during the week of DeckExpo! To read the full press release, click here. More

NADRA New Jersey Chapter Meeting — Tuesday, Sept. 25
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Hey NADRA! Come join the New Jersey Chapter at our next meeting. Xpanse railing will be our sponsors for the night. Our committees will have updates on what they have accomplished. We will be doing the 50/50 raffle again. We are asking that all builder members please bring a screw gun and a #2 bit with them for a hands on demonstration/interaction with the Xpanse railing system. Look forward to seeing you all! To RSVP, please, click here.


AZEK Building Products and Boise Cascade form distribution partnership in mid-Atlantic region
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AZEK Building Products announced the addition of Boise Cascade's Building Materials Distribution operation in Baltimore, as its newest mid-Atlantic region distributor. Boise Cascade's state of the art facility will provide the full service distribution of all AZEK product lines to dealers throughout the Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and central Pennsylvania and eastern West Virginia markets. More

Increased demand for lumber in the US and higher exports from Canada to China
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The North American lumber market has, to a large extent, been a buyers market since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008, but is now shifting to a sellers market with the increase in demand for lumber by the huge U.S. market. In May, lumber consumption in the U.S. was 13 percent higher than in May of 2011. The May 2012 consumption level was actually the highest seen for the month of May since 2008. More

Warm up the cooler nights with a fire feature
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For many of us, time spent outdoors is time well spent. So why not extend the outdoor season as much as possible? "Fire features like fire pits, outdoor fireplaces and hearths, are definitely the way to go," said Sean McAleer, owner and designer of Deck Remodelers. A permanent fire feature built into a deck or patio, he noted, offers just what homeowners are looking for to create a three- and four-season outdoor lifestyle. More


What is a Facebook 'like' worth to a brand?
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It's great to have a consumer "like" your brand on Facebook, but what is it really worth in dollars and cents? Diamond Candles, which makes all-natural soy candles, actually found out. Diamond Candles includes a ring worth anywhere from $10 to $5,000 in every candle, and its Facebook site is full of images posted by women wearing rings that came with the candle. For the brand, which boasts more than 143,000 Facebook likes, each engagement on the social network was worth 1 cent, and every "advocacy," in which someone actually recommended the product, was valued at $1.07. More

Things to do in the last few minutes of your workday
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Depending on your job, the last few minutes of each day might drag on, or be filled with a flurry of things you need to get done in order to get out the door at a decent hour. You might already be prepping your next day's to-do list, but experts say there are even better ways to guarantee you'll be as productive as possible on your next workday. More

5 apps to help you swing back into productivity mode
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As kids across the country jump back into their busy school routines, it's a great time for adults to bid farewell to summertime slacking and embrace the latest and greatest productivity tools. When thinking about getting more done, popular apps such as Evernote and Dropbox come to mind, but here are a few new digital downloads that stand out from the crowd and get a big thumbs-up for making our busy work lives easier to keep on track. More


Important dates to remember
  • Sept. 13 — Deadline to register for NADRA Dinner Event with early-bird pricing
  • Sept. 25 — Deadline to enter NADRA Deck Competition
  • Oct. 8 and 9 — NADRA Master Deck Professional Education / Certification: Register here
  • Oct. 10 — NADRA's Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner/Fundraiser: 5:30 p.m., American Visionary Art Museum, after-party held at Hard Rock Cafe from 10:30 p.m. — close.
  • Oct. 10-12 — DeckExpo, Baltimore 2012: Exhibits — Learn more
  • Oct. 22-23Composite Decking & Railing Conference — JW Marriott Buckhead Atlanta
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

The Kits Make It Easy

Patented hardware & convenient kitting separates Ultra-Tec from the rest. Watch video. For samples click here.

Hidden Deck Fasteners

Visit Screw Products, Inc. for DeckLok — The Original Patented Advanced Lateral Anchor, C-Deck Composite Deck Screws, The Ultimate Hidden DeckClip, Star Drive Wood Screws and More! DeckExpo Booth# 1510!

Fortress Debuts Black Sand Finish

Black Sand is now available for Fortress Fe26 Iron Railing, Fortress Railing Balusters and FortressAccents Post Caps & LED Lighting. Download brochure here.


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