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Attention Contractors! Last Call!

You have until May 31 to make decking and railing purchases that qualify for rebates of up to 15%.
We will accept submissions through June 15, 2017.
Pros earn a 10% rebate and Deckorators® Certified Pros earn a 15% rebate on Deckorators decking and railing systems when purchased on the same transaction between
March 1 - May 31, 2017.
This also includes Deckorators products used in the decking and railing construction project, such as: fascia, Stowaway Hidden Fasteners, balusters, etc. Submissions will be accepted through June 15, 2017.
Dealers – don’t feel left out. The dealer with the most “Double Down” sales during the promotion period will win a trip for two to Las Vegas!

Contractors Mark NADRA’s Deck Safety Month® in May with CAMO Edge Fastening for Safer, Barefoot-Friendly Deck Surfaces

CAMO Edge Fastening teams with the North American Deck and Railing Association, Inc. (NADRA) to promote “Deck Safety Month®” with ways to improve the safety of your deck using better installation techniques and materials.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (PRWEB) MAY 18, 2017

CAMO Edge Fastening joined forces with the North American Deck and Railing Association, Inc. (NADRA), in supporting Deck Safety Month® in May to help increase public awareness of the necessity for regular inspection and maintenance of existing decks, and proper installation of new decks. National Nail’s CAMO Edge Fastening is one technology that can help contractors make decks safer for homeowners.

Unlike traditional fasteners that are nailed or screwed through the top or face of the deck board, the proprietary Edge Fastening system guides the unique CAMO® screws through the edge of the boards. Applying the screws in this manner eliminates the safety issues normally associated with traditional face fastening. Edge fastening greatly reduces the cracking and splitting of deck boards that leads to splinters while also eliminating the common issue of nails and screws working themselves out of the deck board surface. Scott Baker, CEO and President of National Nail states, “Splinters, nails and screw pops find their way into the feet of unsuspecting guests. Families don’t want to turn their fun, outdoor event into a first aid lesson. That’s why we say CAMO® is barefoot approved™.”

Another safety advantage to CAMO Edge Fastening is the holding power of the deck board is greatly improved due to the angle which the screws enter the deck board and attach directly to the sub-structure. This system virtually eliminates deck board movement which is a common problem with deck clips. “With CAMO, you get a solid, stable board. If there is ever an issue with a board I can back the screws out to replace it where I can’t with typical hidden clips,” said Billy Lecorchick, owner of Legends Home Improvements in Monroe, NJ.

“Contractors or homeowners using wood, composites or PVC are fastening their decks with CAMO Edge Fastening for safer, fastener-free surfaces,” said Greg Palmer, Director of Marketing, National Nail/CAMO. “Edge-fastened decks prevent fastener caused splitting or cracking that increases weather and moisture access to the deck material– which can add to and increase degradation of the deck board. The deck surface is also safer for bare feet with no raised screw heads, which can also get hot in the sun. These are all important safety factors for homeowners. “

Chris Warren of Warren Builders, State College, PA, agrees and said, “With the new wave of composites and pvcs, no one screws deck boards the old-fashioned way anymore. The edge-fastened decks do not allow water seepage into exposed openings around face-screws or into cracks or splits.”

To learn more about deck safety, visit NADRA’s website at http://www.NADRA.org for their video and Check Your Deck® – 10-Point Safety Checklist. For more information about CAMO Edge Fastening visit http://www.camofasteners.com.

About CAMO Edge Fastening
CAMO Edge Fastening™ from National Nail delivers beautiful, fastener-free, Barefoot Approved™ results with virtually any wood, composite or PVC decking. CAMO® offers a variety of guides, fasteners, and accessories, as well as a collated system to suit project requirements. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit CAMO Fasteners or call 1-800-968-6245. Be sure to “Like” CAMO® Fasteners on Facebook.

Contact: Carey Hicks

Telephone: (508) 732-1025

Email: carey@atlantisrail.com

Website: www.atlantisrail.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ATLANTIS RAIL SYSTEMS WEST ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Introducing Atlantis Rail West Coast Distribution Center

 

Plymouth, MA, May 22, 2017 – Atlantis Rail Systems is looking to the future and looking West to expand their servicing capabilities to their customers and partners. They announce the Grand Opening of their Atlantis Rail West facility in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 30, 2017. Stocked with over 1,600 SKU’s their new facility will provide standard FedEx Ground service in 1-day to most of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada, 2-day service to the remainder of California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and most of Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming and 3-day service to all other points in the western US.

 

“Due to company growth, we were presented with space restrictions at our Plymouth, Mass headquarters that would impede additional planned growth of both divisions”, said Patrick Striebel, President of Suncor Stainless and Atlantis Rail, “so it made sense to grow our manufacturing and warehousing facilities where we could provide better services to the West Coast.”

 

Office hours in the Plymouth, MA Headquarters have been changed to accommodate West Coast inquiries and orders up to 3 PM Pacific Standard Time, 6 PM Eastern Standard Time.  For specific information regarding office hours, shipment cut off times and product availability from Atlantis Rail West please contact your Atlantis Rail Account Manager.

 

Atlantis Rail is a leading manufacturer of premium stainless steel cable railing systems. This innovative collection of low maintenance railings offers unobstructed views capable of fitting any indoor or outdoor, commercial or residential design. They are designed for assembly using a collection of patented railing fittings and components to allow for the delivery of a turnkey stainless steel railing system at a low cost.

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Dear fellow NADRA members,

BrightClaim is excited to inform you of an important development in our evolution as a company. On May 3, BrightClaim and our partner company National Vendor announced being acquired by Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation to their clients.  This deal combines BrightClaim and National Vendor’s superior claims processing and contents-centric focus with Genpact’s digital and analytics capabilities to drive transformational change for our warranty clients.

BrightClaim is a proven leader in providing end-to-end claims solutions to the building products industry and property and casualty insurance industry. We have provided centralized claims solutions combined with field resources to deliver the highest levels of customer service and claims outcomes. We are proud of our customer-centric culture and we appreciate our deep, valued relationship with you.

Genpact shares a similar customer-first culture. Through this acquisition, Genpact is expanding its claims capabilities and further strengthening them with its digital technologies and analytics, which will enable insurance carriers to deliver higher customer satisfaction, improved loss accuracy, and expense reduction.

As a valued customer, we want to ensure you that BrightClaim will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genpact and will continue to deliver the same quality of service that you have come to expect.

Uninterrupted service levels are a priority for both companies and our existing leadership remains in place to ensure continuity in our relationship.

We look forward to your continued support in this exciting next step in the growth of our company. We look forward to meeting you soon to discuss how the combined company will deliver exciting innovation to the industry.

Please see this link for more information: https://brightclaim.com

If you would like to learn more about BrightClaim’s warranty service offerings to NADRA members, contact Andrew Clements at andrew.clements@brightclaim.com

Best regards,

Andrew Clements 

BrightClaim Account Executive

andrew.clements@brightclaim.com 

(M) 540-454-7111

Greetings industry associates, outdoor living enthusiasts:
Welcome to spring! Summer is around the corner and May is Deck Safety Month®

In the U.S. we celebrate Memorial Day and in Canada we celebrate Victoria Day. Both of these May holidays are the unofficial “start” of summer in North America and with that we spend more time out on our decks. Family get togethers, graduation parties and summer vacations are just a few examples of where we might be “on the deck.”

This is a great time to market your business and remind homeowners to “Check Your Deck®” to ensure its safety. How do we do this? NADRA rolls out a plethora of marketing materials for its members to use to promote deck safety awareness (like the 10-point consumer checklist & PR templates). What better opportunity to call up local news stations, send out press releases, or offer a promotion and get your community involved with a Check Your Deck® campaign.

At NADRA HQ, interviews are coming in left and right as columnists are talking about making outdoor living improvements to those backyard havens & making sure they are safe for family and friends. We at NADRA are doing our part by directing calls and inquiries to our membership directory, and have seen a spike in traffic in the first 9 days of May to the “Find a Builder” and “Find an Inspector” section of NADRA.org.

Market indicators continue to suggest we are positioned to have a busy year- here’s to a fun and safe outdoor living season. For my Canadian friends, that’s July. Just kidding. Have a great year!

Kindest regards,
Bob Lett
Bob Lett is VP of National Sales for Wolf Home Products. He is a NADRA member and is Secretary for the NADRA Board of Directors.
Should you have any questions Bob can be reached at:

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 sold in Canada, Europe, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Australia, Asia and in Central and South America. The Koppers’ micronized copper preservative system is an American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) standardized wood preservative. In addition, MicroPro treated wood products, as described in the International Code Council (ICC Evaluation Services Inc. ESR-2240), meet all major model building code requirements. Wood products treated with the MicroPro wood preservative can be used in above ground (UC3B), ground contact (UC4A) and critical ground contact (UC4B) end use applications.

The Koppers’ micronizing technology is also used to produce color pigment stains, mold inhibitors and other additives that benefit treated wood. The MicroPro treated wood process is the only wood preservative system with all these third party environmental and green certifications such as the Scientific Certification Systems’ Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) Certification, Underwriters Laboratories GREENGUARD GOLD Certification,and the Home Innovation NGBS Green Certification. Since its commercial introduction in 2007, over 20 Billion board feet have been treated with the micronized copper preservative.

Tom G Horvat

U.S. Marketing Manager

Koppers Performance Chemicals | 1016 Everee Inn Road | Griffin, GA 30224 | United States

T: +1 770 233 4222 | F: +1 770 229 5225

Member Name: Andy Penny

Company Name:  Feeney, Inc.

Position: VP Marketing & Advertising

Member Category: Manufacturer

Location: Oakland, CA

 

When did you first get involved with this industry? It’s been about 30 years…ouch!

What inspired you to join NADRA? Our company had been working with contractors, carpenters and deck builders for years providing our CableRail products, so when NADRA approached us we thought it’d be a great way to support the industry and keep informed. We were one of the charter members of NADRA.

What was the first thing you ever built? I built this really cool coaster with a 2×4 frame, rope steering, and thin ball-bearing wheels held on to 1/2″ rod axles with cotter pins. Completely dangerous but totally fun. I’ve never built a deck, but I’d like to.

We want to get to know you, please tell us a little about your business: Feeney’s been around since 1948. They started as a small, family owned wire, rope, and rigging supply company serving the San Francisco Bay Area maritime and industrial communities. In the late 1980′s I joined the team to manage the marketing of a new line of stainless steel cable assemblies that was soon to become our CableRail product. Since then, the company has grown exponentially, and while we still do some industrial rigging, our main business is architectural products. We obviously still have CableRail going strong, but we also have our DesignRail aluminum railings, stainless steel structural & decorative rods, as well as a line of rod & cable garden trellises. We distribute throughout the USA and beyond and have worked on thousands of deck and railing projects spanning commercial, institutional, and residential applications. I still head up the marketing and advertising, and it continues to be busy, crazy, fun (and sometimes not-so-fun) and rewarding.

How do you define success? Personally, I’d say happiness is my primary measure of success. Professionally, building a profitable company/business while treating people (employees, customers, vendors) honestly and respectfully.

What advice would you like to share with fellow members that you have learned in your career? A lot of people don’t know what they’re talking about but pretend otherwise, so as my wise old Nicaraguan media director boss used to tell me, “follow your gut, man; follow your gut.”

Why do you support NADRA’s Deck Safety Initiative? Given the nature of our deck and railing products, Feeney, Inc. has always been committed to deck safety, and we’re proud to partner with NADRA during May’s Deck Safety Month.  Deck safety hits close to home with our Feeney family, especially when the safety of a deck and railing can depend on how we develop and explain our products.  We strive to ensure that all of our products, when installed properly, exceed code safety standards, and we proudly support an organization like NADRA that shares our standards and values.  This month we’re supporting the cause with social media promotions as well, utilizing our Facebook and Twitter feeds to share information about NADRA and our industry’s Deck Safety Month efforts.

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this? Good question. You, know, it’d have to be something outdoors. I could see being a carpenter or contractor, and then I could also see being a river raft or backpacker guide somewhere. Hmmm… now you got me thinking.

A little more about Andy:  Born and raised in Oakland and still not a Raiders fan. No pets, married with one 14 year old daughter who is the love of my life even though she drives me crazy sometimes. I enjoy biking, both road and mountain, skiing, golfing, kayaking, building/repairing stuff around the house, BBQing, and drinking beer.

Connect with Feeney, Inc. on Social Media:

Facebook       Twitter       Houzz        Pinterest       YouTube      LinkedIn

 

*A Member Spotlight winner will be chosen each month. For a chance to win, please fill out the questionnaire found here

On Saturday, April 29th, NADRA builder member, Sean Smith (Homesmith), participated in a Hike to support HLH (hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis), a form of a very rare disease called hisiocytes. Due to its rarity, there is very little research into its cause and treatment.

Sean reached out to NADRA and its members to ask for our support. Although the hike has passed, you can still help support his courageous and strong willed niece, little Ms. Audrey. Funds will also go to researching this rare disease. To learn more about Audrey’s fight and her unwavering courage please go to www.teamaudrey.org. No contribution is too small. Whether you donate or share the cause, Sean sends his sincere appreciation for your help!

Do you have an upcoming event to support a cause? Let us know!  Email NADRA with Attention to Jenny at: Info@NADRA.org