May 4, 2022
May is Deck Safety Month® 

All industry professionals can get involved in NADRA's Annual Deck Safety Month® campaign. Sharing NADRA's “10-Point Consumer Checklist” is a quick way to take a look at the basic areas that might need attention, possibly some maintenance, repair, or even replacement. The free checklist can be found at

If you are a member of NADRA, please log into your Member Account for more resources to leverage during Deck Safety Month® and throughout the year, including: The Deck Safety Month® Logo, Check Your Deck® Logo, Social media content for your use (Over 70 visual graphics!), and more!
Thank You to our 2022 Deck Safety Ambassadors!
Heather A. Marchand has stepped down after 16 years:

The Biggest Promotion of My Life:
By Heather A. Marchand

How do you measure success? Do you measure it in numbers? Your bank statements? Position title? Do you measure it in air mileage? Instagram followers?

Is success for you passing on the torch? Stepping back and hiring the right crews to take over the day-to-day operations? Is success hitting your favorite vacation spots with your buddies or spouse? Is it the brand name clothes and expensive toys? 

There is no wrong answer here. Success looks different for everyone. Read Heather's full letter HERE
Minimum Code for Budget Decks

June 2, 2022 from 10:30 am - 12:00 p.m. EDT - Online

FREE to NADRA members!
Click on the register button to learn more!

The International Residential Code is the “minimum” standard of construction. 

Registration: Free to NADRA members (confirmation email to include code and link to sign up)

NADRA's Deck Evaluation / Inspection Certification Class

June 7th, 2022 from 8am - 12:00pm EDT - Live Webinar
Click on the register button to learn more!

NADRA's Deck Evaluation / Inspection Program is now ICC Approved for .40 Credits and ASHI Approved for 4 CEU's.

This program will allow the industry professional the opportunity to employ the ability to safely evaluate a deck.
Common Mistakes Manufacturers Make With Their Website

Most manufacturers and large brands make the same mistakes on their website, leading to poor performance on Google.

Discover the common mistakes made on manufacturing websites - and how you can avoid making them on your own...Click to learn more
Montgomery County Offering Free Inspection, Tips on Preventing Deck Collapse
John Gonzalez, WJLA News

More of us are going to be using our decks for parties and grilling, some even have hot tubs on their deck. Montgomery County wants to make sure your deck is safe and sound...Read more
Owens Corning to Acquire WearDeck
City Biz

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) announced today that it signed an agreement with JR Plastics Corporation to acquire WearDeck, a premium producer of composite weather-resistant decking ...Read more

Eliminate the hassles and delays of concrete. ICC-approved precast Perma-Column® deck posts and composite footers from Agco. The permanent deck foundation solution that eliminates rot
Buy Less. Do More.

Today’s jobs demand time savings without the tradeoff. SPAX PowerLags® require an average of 50% fewer fasteners for ledger board applications compared to competing structural fasteners ... Learn more
Make Sure Your Deck is Ready for Outdoor Entertaining Before 
Family and Friends Gather

“The number one priority and message to all homeowners is to ensure that their decks are safe for use,” says Michael Beaudry, Executive Vice President, at NADRA. “Providing a safe outdoor living space for your family and friends comes down to three simple action items, Educate. Inspect. Correct.™ ... Read more
LinkedIn Adds New Profile Links and Newsletter Promotion Options
By Andrew Hutchinson, Social Media Today

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...Read more
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