Hanley Wood Exhibitions
888.NADRA.4U or 888.623.7248
Dallas, TX, July 6, 2006 - Hanley Wood Exhibitions and Hanley Wood Magazines
announced today, that the North American Decking and Railing Association (NADRA) is
now the official sponsor of DeckExpo and Professional Deck Builder Magazine.
The 25-year sponsorship agreement follows the announcement made on June 30, 2006,
that Hanley Wood, LLC just acquired both
DeckExpo and Professional Deck Builder Magazine from Dempsey Management
With builder, manufacturer, supplier and retailer members spread across the U.S.
and Canada, NADRA is the only association dedicated to the deck, dock and railing
industry for North America. Founded in 2004, NADRA continues to provide a unified
source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and certification for
the industry. Given their strong industry leadership
NADRA will continue to be key to the growth and development of DeckExpo and
Professional Deck Builder Magazine.
"This is an incredible opportunity for NADRA. We look forward to a
wonderful relationship with Hanley Wood and truly believe that this synergistic
relationship will do tremendous things for the whole industry," said Michael
Beaudry, Executive Vice President of NADRA.
"NADRA's commitment to its members, the industry at large, and consumers
will be magnified through our alliance with Hanley Wood."
"We are very excited and fortunate to have NADRA as an official sponsor of
DeckExpo," said Rick McConnell, Vice President of Hanley
Wood Exhibitions. "Their endorsement not only validates the importance of
the event but also reinforces our commitment to the decking
and railing industry. We look forward to having NADRA's knowledge and
expertise as we look to grow the industry together." As part of their
sponsorship of the event, NADRA will continue its involvement within the
conference program by developing and offering certification programs
as well as serve on the DeckExpo Educational Task Force Committee.
"We're very excited that Professional Deck Builder will be the official
publication of NADRA," said Rick Strachan, Publisher for the Remodeling
Group of Hanley Wood Magazines. "As the leading industry association
for this important and growing construction segment, this partnership
will serve the industry well. We look forward to working with NADRA to
continue educating the industry and growing membership in the association".
Professional Deck Builder will be located in Hanley Wood's Vermont
office where Journal of Light Construction and Coastal Contractor are also
based and will be managed by Rick Strachan, Publisher for the
Remodeling Group, Hanley Wood Magazines. The magazine will publish six times in 2007.
DeckExpo will be located in Hanley Wood's Dallas office and will be
managed under Rick McConnell, Vice President, Hanley Wood Exhibitions.
The 2007 exhibition will take place in February 27 - March 1, 2007
at the Las Vegas Hilton.
About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and
construction. Through five operating divisions, the company produces
award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events,
rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North
America's leading provider of home plans.
Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $240 million company owned by
JPMorgan Partners, LLC, a private equity affiliate of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
North American Deck and Railing Association, Inc. (NADRA) is the
voice of the deck, dock and railing industry. Its mission is to provide a unified
source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and
sustenance of the Deck and Railing building industry in North America so that members
can exceed the expectations of their customers.
For information on the North American Decking and Railing Association,
please visit our homepage or call 888.NADRA.4U (888.623-7248).