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3 05, 2022

Owens Corning to Acquire WearDeck

By |2022-05-03T12:34:41-05:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Ask NADRA, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

Owens Corning announced today that it signed an agreement with JR Plastics Corporation to acquire WearDeck, a premium producer of composite weather-resistant decking for commercial and residential applications in North America. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions, and is anticipated to close by the end of the second quarter.

3 05, 2022

LinkedIn Adds New Profile Links and Newsletter Promotion Options

By |2022-05-03T18:20:55-05:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Ask NADRA, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |

LinkedIn has added a new option to showcase a link on your profile, along with new analytics tools for group posts, a video trimming feature on mobile, and new newsletter display options. First off, on the showcase link, which is likely the most useful element for most users.

28 04, 2022

Check Your Deck® During Deck Safety Month® in May

By |2022-04-30T09:57:42-05:00April 28th, 2022|Categories: Ask NADRA, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, Press Release|Tags: , |

The North American Deck and Railing Association, NADRA, stresses the importance of May’s National Deck Safety Month’s® initiatives and recommend that all homeowners Check Your Deck® before inviting loved ones out onto your deck.

20 04, 2022

Trex Sustains its Reign as “Greenest” Brand

By |2022-04-25T15:57:00-05:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, Press Release|Tags: , , |

For the 12th consecutive year, Trex® has been named the “greenest” decking in the industry by the readers of Green Builder magazine. In addition to this unprecedented achievement, Trex once again received the highest score for decking in the Green Builder Media Brand Index.

20 04, 2022

Seeing The Invisible People

By |2022-04-20T09:12:53-05:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, Leadership|Tags: , |

The successful ones, we praise. The under-performers, we encourage. The disruptive ones, we admonish, or worse. Yet there is a whole group of people who toil under us, with us, and around us whom we often fail to acknowledge or take notice. These are the invisible people, and I would maintain that they are probably the largest untapped resource you have in your organization.

12 04, 2022

NADRA Presents 2021 National Awards in Clearwater Beach, FL

By |2022-04-12T14:08:22-05:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Ask NADRA, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA Awards, NADRA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Over 74 National Winners with over 136 Official Partners for the 2021 NADRA Awards were presented at the two-day event at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL.The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) recognizes and promotes excellence in the outdoor living & decking industry. Each year, the organization honors outstanding deck, dock, and porch Professionals projects at this prestigious awards presentation & celebration. 

12 04, 2022

President’s Message, Vincent Carrubba – April 2022

By |2022-04-12T13:28:07-05:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA Awards, NADRA News|Tags: , |

Hello!.... and my most sincere and heartfelt greetings to all of our NADRA members! Our Florida event was such a success…. Truly a thrill to attend. The NADRA Home Team did an outstanding job in planning this fantastic gathering! Our days together were filled with fellowship, meeting new friends, enjoying the [...]

7 04, 2022

Boost Efficiency, Build Better Decks – Featured Article Sponsored by CAMO®

By |2022-04-07T08:01:08-05:00April 7th, 2022|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, Sponsored Content|Tags: , , , , , , |

Deck building season is in full effect, and as you’re looking at the months and projects to come, you’re probably thinking about how to build the best decks possible while keeping efficiency top of mind. You know better than anyone that crews can run lean, delays can happen, and timelines can [...]

6 04, 2022

NADRA Garners ICC Code Committee Support on 15 out of 17 Proposed Code Changes at the 2022 Committee Action Hearings last week.

By |2022-04-06T19:37:03-05:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Building Codes, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, Leadership|Tags: , , , , |

The NADRA Code Committee, represented by our consultant Glenn Mathewson and co-chair Mark Guthrie, were able to garner ICC Code Committee support on 15 of our 17 proposed code changes at the 2022 Committee Action Hearings held in Rochester, NY last week.

5 04, 2022

NADRA’s March 2022 Code Update

By |2022-04-06T19:36:22-05:00April 5th, 2022|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Business Practices, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, Leadership|Tags: , , , , |

Published April 5th, 2022 By Glenn Mathewson This month was spent preparing for the Committee Action Hearings and attending them at the end of the month.  I had various meetings and communications with other industry professionals to discuss concerns found in each other proposals and to address disagreements.  I arrived at [...]

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