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14 03, 2018

Quality is a top priority. Build above the minimum standard.

By |2021-08-30T08:35:12-05:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Industry Brief, Sponsored Content|Tags: , , , , , , , |

*SPONSORED CONTENT* When choosing materials for deck construction, it is imperative to understand the difference between Above Ground pressure treated wood versus Ground Contact pressure treated wood. The American Wood Protection Association updated their standards in 2016 to state that some physically above the ground locations require Ground Contact treatment. One [...]

10 05, 2017

Koppers Celebrates Ten Years of Commercial Production

By |2021-08-30T08:35:33-05:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, Product Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , |

Koppers Performance Chemicals’ MicroPro, Micronized Copper wood preservative technology, celebrates ten years of commercial production. Today, treated wood products using the micronized copper preservative system represent the majority of treated wood sold into residential and agricultural markets in the U.S.  The Koppers’ MicroPro technology is a patented system and is also [...]

8 05, 2017

Choosing the correct wood for your outdoor project

By |2021-08-30T08:35:34-05:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Business Practices, Deck Safety, Industry News, Product Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Choosing the correct wood for your outdoor project, by: Lonza Wood Protection This past year the wood preserving industry took a bold stance on quality when the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) voted to require higher amounts of preservative for wood used in many applications. The AWPA, an organization comprised of [...]

17 03, 2017

84 Lumber® Introduces Ecolife®

By |2021-08-30T08:37:48-05:00March 17th, 2017|Categories: Industry News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2017 Charlotte, North Carolina Contact:   Christopher Kollwitz800-421-8661      productinfo@viance.net  84 Lumber® Introduces Ecolife® for Above Ground Treated Wood 84 Lumber® Co., one of the nation’s leading lumber dealers, is now selling Ecolife® Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood for above ground applications in decks, fencing and similar projects.  Ecolife® [...]

7 09, 2016

Viance’s, Chris Kollwitz talks about AWPA Modifications

By |2021-08-30T08:37:51-05:00September 7th, 2016|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We wanted to thank the entire NADRA organization for the opportunity to meet with some of the leading deck builders in the industry, at NADRA’s regional meeting in Atlanta. As beautiful custom wood framed decks and outdoor projects are constructed by NADRA members, they should be guided by the latest, most [...]

7 09, 2016

Steve Shields talks about AWPA Modifications

By |2021-08-30T08:37:51-05:00September 7th, 2016|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I appreciated the opportunity to participate in the treated wood panel discussion at the recent NADRA meeting.  It provided an opportunity to discuss recent changes to standards that have impacted not only how treated wood is recommended to be used, but have also encouraged more retailers to stock ground contact treated [...]

7 09, 2016

Koppers’, Todd Greer talks about AWPA Modifications

By |2021-08-30T08:37:53-05:00September 7th, 2016|Categories: Ask NADRA, Business Practices, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News, Product Highlight, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It was great to meet and speak directly with NADRA members at the Atlanta meeting. We look forward to working with the organization, and encouraging communication within our industry. Koppers believes it is important to provide a unified source of information for deck building professionals to learn more about the use [...]

1 06, 2016

AWPA U1 Standard Revisions Appealed

By |2021-08-30T08:37:55-05:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Ask NADRA, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  AWPA U1 Standard Revisions Appealed Due To Lack of Data and Data Omission Sunbelt Forest Products Appeal AWPA U1 Standard Revisions; Requests Changes Be Rescinded May 31, 2016, 09:00 ET from Sunbelt Forest Products   BARTOW, Fla., May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunbelt Forest Products has announced that it will file, this week, an appeal of [...]

17 02, 2016

AWPA and ICC Approve New Treated Wood Standards

By |2021-08-30T08:37:57-05:00February 17th, 2016|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Business Practices, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Michael BeaudryNADRA Executive VP215-679-4884Info@NADRA.org   AWPA and ICC Approve New Treated Wood Standards ICC-ES AC326 - The  ICC final effective date of implementation is July 15, 2016. Quakertown, PA (February 16th, 2016) Many of you may or may not be aware of the discussions that have been taking place regarding [...]

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