Boston Cedar Partners With Railing Dynamics

Holbrook, MA – March 25, 2011 | Boston Cedar is pleased to announce that it has entered an agreement with Railing Dynamics, Inc to distribute the complete RDI product line, including all Endurance® and Titan Pro® Railing lines to its’ broad base of quality independent LBM dealers. Since 1989, RDI has established itself as a national leader in the manufacture of low-maintenance exterior railing systems through innovative design and ease of installation. The RDI brand has become synonymous with uncompromising commitment to excellence in all facets of business by consistently providing products and services that exceed the expectations of the dealer, installer and building owner.
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Calling All Fiberpros – Earn Up To $1000!

Earn up to $1000 for your knowledge!

March 8, 2011 | Fiberon is starting a training program in conjunction with the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA). The first session will be at JLC Live in Providence, RI covering railing.

We want to know your top tip or trick for installing Horizon Plus or Inspirations composite railing.

Send us a written description of the tip along with a sketch or photo if appropriate. The top tip or trick as judged by the Fiberon Sales and Marketing team will receive $1,000 applied to their FiberPRO Deck Dollars account. The next 10 will each receive $200 applied to their account.

How To Enter

1. Be a member of Fiberpro and a Deck Dollars participant
2. Post your tip one of these places:
– In the comment section below
– On our Facebook page
– Via email to
3. Enter by Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thanks for using Fiberon and sharing your knowledge!

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Fiberon Multi-Chromatic Colors Press Release

January 17, 2011 |More Fiberon decking options are now available for deck builders, distributors and dealers with new multi-chromatic colors, including Spanish Cedar and Jatoba for Outdoor Flooring PVC decking and Castle Gray and Tudor Brown for Horizon composite decking.

Press Release:
Fiberon Multi-Chromatic Colors Release

Hi-Res Images:
Castle Gray
Spanish Cedar
Tudor Brown

The new inspired colors combine the ultimate in beauty and low-maintenance to suit many homeowners’ preferences and styles.

For more information on these new products, please contact me at 919.747.8680. I look forward to working with you on behalf of Fiberon.

Abby Draper

Attention NADRA Members re: Int’l Builders Show!

Excerpt taken from the weekly NADRA Industry Brief

January 5, 2011 | NADRA will be attending the International Builders Show next week! If you are a NADRA member, and we see you wearing your NADRA lanyard from DeckExpo, we will put your name in the hat for a chance to win a prize! The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Jan. 19 edition of the NADRA Industry Update!

“I am really looking forward to seeing everyone next week, it will be so refreshing to walk the show floor and have time to stop and see our members products. I can’t wait! If you would like to schedule time to discuss NADRA benefits and programs for 2011 during the IBS, please email me at Happy New Year!”

– Heather Beaudry

For more great articles and information, check out the weekly NADRA Industry Brief!

NADRA Codes & Standards Committee Update

Excerpt taken from the weekly NADRA Industry Brief

December 1, 2010 | The week of October 24th, I attended the International Code Council (ICC) Conference on NADRA’s behalf.

Special thanks to board member Mick Feduniec (Deckscapes, Inc.) and his family for putting me up (and putting up with me) at their beautiful home in Charlotte for the duration of my stay.

While at the Conference, I participated in a meeting of the ICC Evaluation Service Advisory Committee (ESAC). ESAC is charged with improving service to manufacturers seeking Evaluation Service Reports (ESR). Please see for a more in-depth discussion of the purpose of ESAC.

The committee is open to participation from members of industry and manufacturers. What struck me as most important was an earnest effort on the part of all participants to move toward resolution and improvement. I was able to meet several vice presidents of ICC-ES as well as manufacturer and industry representatives.

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FREE Ballistic NailScrew Driver ($279 value)!

Exclusive – For Fiberpro members only – extended through December 31, 2010

Buy Four Buckets of Fiberon Ballistic Hidden Fasteners and receive a FREE Ballistic NailScrew Driver ($279 value)!

How It Works
Enter your claim online at the Deck Dollars “Fiberon Ballistic Hidden Fastener Promotion”
Send copies of your receipts for the four buckets of the 900 pc Fiberon Ballistic Hidden Fastener kits via fax, email or mail (details given at time of purchase submission)
Fiberon will send you a FREE Ballistic NailScrew Driver valued at $279!
The Ballistic NailScrew Driver comes with case, hose fitting, safety glasses, allen wrenches and oil and is backed by a 90-Day Limited Warranty.

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Fiberon® Contributes To 2010 NADRA Winners

Best Alternative Decks Feature Fiberon® Decking

New London, NC – October 14, 2010 | At the North American Decking and Railing Association’s (NADRA) Annual Meeting and National Industry Awards banquet held in Baltimore, MD, on September 15, 2010, six prestigious deck builders were recognized in nine categories of the 2010 NADRA Deck Competition. Barry Streett, of Rolling Ridge Deck Co., Inc., and Jamie Turrentine, of Southwest Fence & Deck, Inc., won Best Alternative Deck Over 500 SF and Best Alternative Deck Under 500 SF, respectively; both of which were built with Fiberon® decking products. A diverse panel of media and industry representatives honored the deck competition winners for skill, craftsmanship, and creativity.

“Fiberon is proud of each deck competition winner, but especially of FiberPROs Mr. Streett and Mr. Turrentine who were recognized for their deck construction and design that features our Horizon and Tropics decking products,” said Chris Beyer, vice president of marketing for Fiberon. “We believe the enduring beauty and durability of these products parallels the talent and originality these Fiberon deck builders put forth to win in their respective categories.”

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Fiberon® New Hires

Growth Spurs New Job Opportunities in the Coming Months

New London, NC – October 14, 2010 | Fiberon®, a leading manufacturer of composite and PVC decking, railing and fencing products, has hired John Scarborough as Fiberon Product Specialist for the Mid-Atlantic Sales region. John will be responsible for increasing and managing the network of decking contractors in the Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC, markets. In addition, Scott Cathcart has been promoted to Regional Manager directly responsible for sales in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah.

“Fiberon is pleased to welcome Mr. Scarborough and recognize Mr. Cathcart’s performance as our company continues to dedicate the necessary resources toward establishing strong relationships with customers and prospects in targeted markets throughout the country,” said Bill Ross, Vice President of Sales for Fiberon. “The dedication and experience these gentlemen bring to Fiberon will allow us to create greater access to our programs and innovative product lines that deliver exceptional performance year after year.

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Trex® Announces Partnership With Poly-Wood, Inc.

Trex® Outdoor Furniture Collection to Combine Style and Comfort with Durability

Winchester, VA – September 14, 2010 | Trex Company, the nation’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing, fencing and trim products, announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Syracuse, Ind.-based Poly-Wood, Inc., to develop and market stylish and comfortable outdoor living furniture. The Trex® Outdoor Furniture collection will include 26 exclusive designs across four different product lines to complement low-maintenance and eco-friendly Trex outdoor living spaces.

Featuring beautiful craftsmanship and with an emphasis on comfort, the introductory Trex Outdoor Furniture collection will include seating options like Adirondack chairs, ottomans, settees, sofas and chaise lounges, as well as coffee tables, side tables and dining sets. Each piece will be available in six distinctive colors – such as Vintage Lantern, Tree House, Classic White and Charcoal Black – that may be mixed and matched with Trex Transcend® decking and railing for a completely customized outdoor living space. The line will boast Trex’s signature curved look, thermoformed contours and generous seat widths, as well as cushions and pillows in a range of Sunbrella® fabrics.

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Trex® Wins MVP Award From Building Products Magazine

Trex Transcend® Recognized for Superior Innovation, Design and Performance

Winchester, VA – September 8, 2010 | Trex Company, the nation’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing and trim products, has won Building Products magazine’s 2010 Most Valuable Product (MVP) Award for its revolutionary new Trex Transcend® high-performance decking and railing collection. Trex Transcend was one of just 31 products selected from hundreds of entries to receive the award, and the only decking product to be recognized.

The magazine’s annual awards honor the best new products in the building industry, as selected by a panel of architects, builders and remodelers from across the country. Trex Transcend was assessed on its value to professional contractors and homeowners, based on factors such as reduced installation time and labor costs, customer satisfaction, curb appeal and ability to add a “wow” factor to a home.

Trex Transcend boasts an unprecedented combination of performance and aesthetics guaranteed to outperform wood, composite and PVC for decades. Engineered with an exclusive low-sheen, high-traffic formulation, Trex Transcend resists stains, scratches and mold. As a result, contractors can be confident in the stability and durability of their work, while homeowners can enjoy comfort and beauty without the maintenance issues of wood or the plastic-like appearance of PVC.

“Builders and contractors clearly value the low maintenance, beautiful aesthetics and one-of-a kind composition of Trex Transcend, as evidenced by this most recent honor,” said Ronald W. Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex. “It is always rewarding to have our products recognized, particularly by our very own customers, as we strive to elevate the entire outdoor living category with our design and manufacturing innovation.”

Each MVP winner is featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Building Products and on the magazine’s website at Published bi-monthly, Building Products is the premier information source for trade professionals searching for what’s new in building materials and products.

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