Deckorators® Introduces VoyageTM Composite Decking at DeckExpo 2018

New EovationsTM decking offers superior traction, bold variegation

For Immediate Release

Press contact:
Chris Camfferman                                        
Managing Director, Marketing
616-365-1554
616-304-9400
ccamfferman@ufpi.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 10, 2018 Deckorators®, a brand of Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI), has expanded its innovative line of wood-alternative decking with the launch of VoyageTM. This new line of composite decking featuring patented EovationsTM technology was introduced to building material dealers and contractors at DeckExpo 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Like other members of the Deckorators Eovations decking family, Voyage delivers the industry’s best strength-to-weight ratio, absorbs virtually no moisture, and allows virtually no thermal expansion or contraction. Voyage adds to these benefits unique textured embossing for superior traction on the deck surface, along with the bold look of vertical grain variegation.

The textured embossing offers homeowners the enhanced safety of superior traction underfoot in both dry and wet conditions. Deckorators Voyage decking provides 34 percent or greater surface traction than other leading brands of composite decking. Voyage decking was tested against other leading capped composite deck boards in wet conditions by an independent third-party lab under the AS/NZS 4586-2013 standard. The deck boards were tested on Sept. 24-25, 2018.

Vertical grain variegation gives Voyage — an ultra-low maintenance composite — the trend-forward appearance of the highest-quality wood. Voyage comes in four beautiful colors that are the most popular in outdoor living spaces among homeowners: Sierra (dark gray), Tundra (gray), Costa (golden brown) and Mesa (red brown).

“We use extensive input from dealers and contractors to develop products that help them stand out from the competition,” said Chris Camfferman, managing director, marketing, Deckorators. “Our partners have experienced the unique benefits of our Frontier and Vault composite decking with Eovations technology. We’re thrilled to introduce them to Voyage, the best product in a good-better-best Eovations line.”

Voyage will be available for 2019 in 12-, 16- and 20-foot solid and slotted-edge profiles, as well as 12-foot fascia. It is backed by a 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade and 25-year removal-and-replacement limited warranty that covers water and ground contact. Deckorators is one of the only brands in the industry to stand behind installations in, or in contact with, water or ground.

Eovations technology makes Voyage decking strong, lightweight and stable. During the Eovations process, a polymer-mineral blend is extruded and stretched. The result is a fibrous, 7/8-inch-by-5½- inch composite board that looks and works like wood. At the same time, each board is:

  • 35 percent lighter than most wood-plastic composite decking and similar in weight to PVC for easier handling on the job site.
  • Twice as strong as PVC decking in terms of stiffness-to-weight ratio for superior durability.
  • Moisture-resistant because it contains no organic material.
  • Extremely stable with the lowest thermal expansion/contraction of any thermoplastic deck board.

Voyage is capped with durable polypropylene to create a surface that is stain-, fade- and scratch-resistant.

For more information on Voyage decking, visit www.deckorators.com/deckexpo or call (800) 332-5724.

About Deckorators

Deckorators, the first name in decking, railing and accessories and the originator of the round aluminum baluster, is a brand of Universal Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc. Deckorators started the low-maintenance aluminum balusters category with the Classic Series and has since led the industry with many new and innovative decking and railing products. Its approach to developing exciting and distinct products allows both DIYers and builders to bring the personal creativity of interior design to outdoor living.

To learn more about Deckorators decking and railing accessories, visit www.deckorators.com or call 800-332-5724.

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UNIVERSAL FOREST PRODUCTS, INC. (NASDAQ: UFPI)

Universal Forest Products, Inc. is a holding company with subsidiaries and operations around the world that supply three markets: retail, construction and industrial. Founded in 1955, the Company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. For more information about Universal Forest Products, Inc., or its affiliated operations, go to www.ufpi.com.

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NADRA, 2016 Main Event – Huge Success!

Contact: Heather Marchand, National Programs & Marketing, NADRA: 215-317-2018, Heather@NADRA.org

 

NADRA, 2016 Main Event – Huge Success! NADRA Announces National Award Winners at The Hard Rock Café, Baltimore, MD

NADRA hosted their Annual Awards Dinner & Sixth Annual National Deck Competition at The Hard Rock Café on Thursday, October 6th, 2016. Attendees included NADRA members and guests, NADRA’s National Board of Directors, Deck Competition Participants, spouses and crews, as well as, NADRA Sponsors. Thank you Gold Sponsors: Wolmanized Outdoor Wood, Fiberon, The Deck Store, and Koppers Performance Chemicals, Silver Sponsors: Spacemaker & Deckorators,  Bronze Sponsors: Westech, MoistureShield, Parksite, Dasso. XTR, Decks & More, Screw Products, Inc. , BrightClaim, Compton Sales, South Eastern Underdeck, Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc., and Partner Sponsors: Verblaauw & Sons, LLC , and UltraLox; along with many other industry professionals that joined us for the event.

To kick-off our big week in Baltimore, NADRA members and guests joined us at Mountain Branch Golf Course for a day on the greens. Blue skies and a great group! We couldn’t have asked for a better day! “Here we are the week after one of my favorite gatherings of industry professionals. It started with the NADRA golf event where I was fortunate to play with John Witt and Mark Passmore from Canada! It was such a fun and relaxing day!” NADRA Vice President, Bob Lett, Wolf Home Products

2016 NADRA Golf Tournament Results:

1st Place: 62

  • Martin Donahoe
  • Mark Boschert
  • John Manzari
Longest Drive:
  • #1: Anthony Casey
  • #2: Andy Workinger
Closest to the Hole 
  • #9: Steve Jenkins: 6’6″
  • #11: Mike Rawlett: 6’2″

Check out the photo album on NADRA’s Facebook page here.

2016 Annual Golf Tournament

Thank you to everyone who made the Tournament such a successful and fun event, especially our sponsors:

  • Wolmanized Outdoor Wood
  • Wolf Home Products
  • The Deck Store
  • BrightClaim
  • Green Bay Decking
  • MoistureShield Composite Decking
  • Koppers Performance Chemicals
  • Screw Products, Inc.
  • LBM Journal
  • Ultra Fencing – Railing
  • UltraLox
HARD ROCK CAFE, AWARDS CEREMONY
The Hard Rock was nearly sold out with over 200 guests.  Attendees included NADRA Members from as far away as Ontario, Canada, Western Washington and even Australia! “As always, the NADRA Main Event was the place to be Thursday night! It was wonderful to come together, celebrate some jaw-dropping good work, and see some old friends we’ve been missing. The fact that our party could be heard across the bay was pretty cool, too!” Says NADRA Treasurer, Matt Breyer, Breyer Construction.
Kirk Hammond, NADRA’s President opened the awards ceremony for the evening. Michael Beaudry, NADRA’s executive Vice President & Kirk were masters of ceremony for the night. Check out the photo albums on NADRA’s Facebook page here. 
Special recognition and thanks was given to all event sponsors:
  • Wolmanized Outdoor Wood
  • The Deck Store
  • Fiberon
  • Koppers Performance Chemicals
  • Spacemaker
  • Deckorators
  • South Eastern UnderDeck Systems
  • Parksite
  • Compton Sales
  • BrightClaim
  • Dasso. XTR
  • MoistureShield
  • Westech
  • Decks & more
  • Screw Products, Inc.
  • Phoenix
  • Verblaauw & Sons, LLC
  • UltraLox
Thank you, Sponsors!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR INDUSTRY’S 2016 NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS!

Mr. Hammond presented NADRA’s 2016 Recognition Award to Andrew Clements with BrightClaim. Andy commented on his recognition: “For over a decade BrightClaim’s Warranty Services has assisted the exterior building product industry by providing cost effective third-party warranty services. This provides the opportunity to work closely with a wide variety of industry leaders and associations.  NADRA represents an association driven to assist members and the betterment of the industry. It is BrightClaim’s privilege to be a part of the NADRA family.  We are  honored to receive a recognition award to assist the decking industry with the Consumer Product Awareness Charter.  The NADRA CPAC program’s goal is to assist consumers, manufactures, resellers, and installers.  It’s a great honor and privilege to assist NADRA help the decking industry. At BrightClaim our goal is to be your third party warranty services resource partner.” Andrew Clements, National Account Executive, BrightClaim

The 2016 Terry Award was presented to Bill Ross, Fiberon. Bill was unable to make it this year, but James Gunning was present to accept the award on his behalf. “ find it somewhat ironic that the one year (since the inception of DeckEXPO) that I was not able to come to the show or the NADRA Big Event, that this is the year I get the much respected Terry Award.  If I was a little paranoid I might wonder if it’s a payment for not showing up…, but I am not paranoid.  I am honored and humbled and joy-filled. As I said, I don’t wonder if it was a payoff, and if I didn’t wonder about that, I certainly don’t wonder whether or not it was time well invested.  My association with the NADRA has been a fantastic growth experience,  working not just for the company,  Fiberon, in which I earn my living, but  for the greater industry in which I thrive and gain great satisfaction.  It has been a lot of hard work at times and a whole lot of fun almost all the time. One thing that would make it all much better was if my peers stepped up to fill board leadership roles.  The industry needs you! Your time, talent and a little bit of your treasure.  My guess is, that you will get more than you give and have a great time making things better! Thanks again to all members.  Wishing you continued success.  Bill Ross, Fiberon

2016 National Deck Competition Winners: See all of the winning projects, on NADRA’s Facebook page here.

A special thank you to our 2016 National Deck Competition judges. This is a daunting task of scoring hundreds of photos in this years competition. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your time and dedication to the deck competition!

  • Dave and Susue Garcia – DPD Design
  • Bobby Parks – BP Consultants
  • Andrew Wormer – Editor, Professional Deck Builder
Judging Criteria:
  • Use of Space / Functionality
  • Creativity
  • Use of Materials
  • Overall Visual Appeal
The National Deck Competition 3rd place, 2nd place and finally 1st place winners were all announced and presented with awards at The Hard Rock Cafe’s center-stage. Check out the photo albums on NADRA’s Facebook page here.

 

Congratulations to all of the 1st Place Winners:

  • Alternative Deck up to $25K: Dr. Decks, LLC – WA
  • Wood Deck $25K – $50K: DeckRemodelers.com, LLC – NJ
  • Alternative Deck $25K – $50K: TIE: My Deck, LLC – NJ
  • Alternative Deck $25K – $50K: TIE: My Deck, LLC – NJ
  • Alternative Deck Over $50K: Paradisaic Building Group, Inc. – ONT
  • Enclosed Porch: Decks and More, Inc. – GA
  • Open Porch: R.T. Kiefer LLC – dba Decks By Kiefer – NJ
  • Commercial Project: Barrett Outdoors – NJ
  • Illumination: Robco Fence and Deck, LLC – NC
  • Unique Feature: Barrett Outdoors – NJ
  • Limitless Creation: Amazing Decks – PA
  • Manufacturer’s Project: Feeney Inc.
  • People’s Choice Award, Manufacturer: Mbrico
  • People’s Choice Award, Builder: America’s DeckBuilder, LLC, NJ
  • Overall 1st Place Winner: Paradisaic Building Group, Inc. – ONT

“We are so thrilled and humbled to have won FOUR awards at this year’s Annual NADRA (North American Deck and Railing Association) awards ceremony. Including two First place awards!! Paradisaic took home the top award of the year as well!! FIRST PLACE ~ ‘Best Overall 2016’. We couldn’t have accomplished any of this without the entire young, brilliant team here at Paradisaic that makes every job a work of art and an amazing experience for our incredible clients!” Ben Shelly, Paradisaic Building Group, Inc.

Congratulations to all of the 2nd Place Winners:
  • Alternative Deck up to $25K: Robco Fence and Deck, LLC – NC
  • Wood Deck $25K – $50K: R.T. Kiefer LLC – dba Decks By Kiefer – NJ
  • Alternative Deck $25K – $50K: My Deck, LLC – NJ
  • Alternative Deck Over $50K: DeckRemodelers.com, LLC – NJ
  • Enclosed Porch: Decks and More, GA
  • Open Porch: Amazing Decks – PA
  • Commercial Project: Deck and Basement Company, MN
  • Illumination: DeckRemodelers.com, LLC – NJ
  • Unique Feature: Amazing Decks – PA
  • Limitless Creation: Paradisaic Building Group, Inc. – ONT
  • Manufacturer’s Project: Feeney Inc.
  • Overall 2nd Place Winner: DeckRemodelers.com, LLC – NJ
Congratulations to all of the 3rd Place Winners:
  • Alternative Deck up to $25K: Deckover Construction, AZ
  • Wood Deck $25K – $50K: BHD Construction, LLC, WA
  • Alternative Deck $25K – $50K: Paradisaic Building Group, Inc. – ONT
  • Alternative Deck Over $50K: Amazing Decks – PA
  • Enclosed Porch: Decksouth, GA
  • Open Porch: Amazing Decks – PA
  • Commercial Project: Deck and Basement Company, MN
  • Illumination: America’s DeckBuilder, LLC, NJ
  • Unique Feature: R.T. Kiefer LLC – dba Decks By Kiefer – NJ
  • Limitless Creation: DeckRemodelers.com, LLC – NJ
  • Manufacturer’s Project: Wolf Home Products, PA
  • Overall 3rd Place Winner: Dr. Decks, LLC – WA

WOLF HOME PRODUCTS TO UNVEIL NEW PRODUCTS

N E W S   R E L E A S E

 

DATE:                    September 21, 2016

 

CONTACT:           Jim Groff, Vice President of Marketing, Wolf Home Products 717.852.4842jcgroff@wolforg.net
 

WOLF HOME PRODUCTS TO UNVEIL HISTORIC ROLLOUT OF NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AT 2016 REMODELING SHOW

(YORK, Pa.) —Wolf Home Products today announced it will be introducing the largest single expansion of products and dealer support services in the company’s history at the Remodeling Show/Deck Expo/JLC Live 2016.  Wolf Home Products is a leading supplier of kitchen cabinets and building products in the U.S.

The Remodeling Show, which will run October 5-7 at the Baltimore Convention Center, is a three day event sponsored by the National Association of Homebuilders, the North American Deck and Rail Association and Remodeling magazine featuring educational conference programming, professional development and product exhibition.

Heading the list of Wolf’s new products is Wolf Transition, Wolf Home Products’ new line of full-access cabinets, one of the most sought-after styles of cabinetry on the market. Wolf Transition cabinets present not only simplicity and contemporary style, but also increased storage, easier access and a more efficient use of space. Wolf Transition cabinets will be available in 17 door styles and 37 finishes.

In addition to Transition, the Wolf Home Products exhibit at Booth 2204 will feature:

  • Terrace, Wolf’s brand new decking collection, featuring 5 capped composite decking colors
  • Two new Tropical Hardwood PVC decking colors and two new PVC porch colors
  • Two new door styles to the Builders Mark cabinet line
  • Block-It housewrap from Kimberly-Clark
  • New Boral Siding products
  • A roll-out of Wolf Home Products’ new website, which will offer much greater interactivity, streamlined navigation, and a wide range of fresh content

Visitors to Wolf Home Products’ booth will be among the first to see and handle the new products and talk with the team of Wolf Home Products experts.   For more information, click here for the JLC Live website.

For more information about Wolf Home Products, visit www.wolfhomeproducts.com

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About Wolf Home Products    Wolf Home Products supplies kitchen and bath, outdoor living and building products using its innovative business model. With more than 170 years of experience and a vast inventory of high-quality products, Wolf strives to accurately deliver orders in a fraction of the time to ensure unparalleled satisfaction and value. For more information, go to wolfhomeproducts.com.

NADRA August 2015 Atlanta Chapter Meeting Re-Cap

NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting Re-Cap           

August 2015

Our guest speaker from Constant Contact showcased the third meeting of 2015 taking place at the Ivy in Buckhead, GA.  There were 27 members and guests in attendance.  The meeting was held on August 18, 2015.

During the meeting the previous minutes were read and approved along with the anit-trust statement.  Nominations were made for the new board to include Mike Reasons as President, Joey Matthews for Vice-President, Joel Mooneyhan for Secretary and Kevin Waters for treasurer.  Voting for the new board will take place in the October meeting.

James Gunning spoke about the DeckExpo show and provided class, education and social information.  He also discussed NADRA’s main event and the National Deck Competition.  Several members of the Atlanta Chapter plan to attend.

Joey Matthews gave an update on the Deck for A Soldier project and all material and labor donations were finalized during the meeting.  The build, which is set to happen on Oct 1st, should be another great opportunity for us all to serve.

Main sponsors for the meeting was Southeastern Underdecking and iLighting.  Sean Ryan discussed a very detailed presentation on the new products from iLighting and benefits of their system.  Joey Mooneyhan discussed the benefits of using Southeastern Underdecking to keep a space below the deck dry.  They have many products that can help to finish out the normally unused area under the deck.

Demming Bass from Constant Contact gave us a very informative presentations and discussion on how to use Constant Contact to change the way we do our marketing.  His ideas on how to specifically use the service in the decking industry will prove to be helpful for many of our members.  Demming also discussed the partnership with NADRA and how we can save money.

The next meeting will be held at the Ivy Buckhead on Tuesday Oct 20th.

Respectfully Submitted,

James Gunning, Atlanta Chapter President

 

NADRA’s Official Hotel at R|D|J 2015 in Chicago

NADRA’s official hotel at R|D|J 2015 is the Chicago Marriott Downtown Mag Mile. Make attending official NADRA events easier and save more time for networking by staying with fellow NADRA members. Make sure to book your hotel soon! Hotel rooms are limited.

You can reserve your room by clicking HERE

Pricing is as follows: $219 per night. Discounted rate available September 29th – October 2nd. Be sure to book your room(s) now!

New Jersey Travel Tips for DeckExpo, Chicago

Hey New Jersey NADRA members:

Your fellow NJ NADRA members are getting ready for DeckExpo Chicago. And we wanted to pass along the great stuff we found.

Several of us have already booked our flights. The best airfare deal–far and away–is with Frontier, out of Trenton Mercer Airport. They have a nonstop leaving each morning at 7:00 AM, arriving at 8:15. And a nonstop return leaving Chicago at 10:05, arriving around 1:00. Many of us have our reservations for Wednesday to Saturday. We reserved seats in the 4th and 5th rows. And we’d love nothing more than for you to join us there. Flight numbers are F9 915, and F9 916, respectivel

The airport is small, and friendly. There are two gates, and a bar. Long-term parking is just steps, literally, from the “terminal.” And the baggage claim uses a single roller dispenser. No motorized carousel here. This is luxury/economy, my friends.

If you’re in, here’s the best plan. Go to Frontier.com, join their rewards club, and book your flight. Right now it’s $89 each way. That’s up from $69 each way earlier this week. You can be sure this will continue to go up as the plane fills. So get your ticket early.

Anyway, once you’ve got your ticket, pay an extra $12 and reserve your seat up with the rest of us. Also, be aware that the bag other airlines regard as a carry-on will cost you $25 on Frontier. So check it and it only costs $15–same bag, different price. They do allow one personal item, like a purse or laptop. But you can be sure they will charge you for your second item. It’s how they make their money

Finally, we’d like to coordinate on a hotel. Just not officially sure which one yet. So stay in touch with your NJ NADRA builders. They’ll have all the latest regarding hotels

Remember, this is the last DeckExpo in Chicago. So let’s own it, and put our unique New Jersey label all over the place.

All the best, all the time.

Gary J Daley, America’s DeckBuilder

Did you know NADRA has a theme song?

For those of you unable to make the trip to chicago – NADRA’s party at Howl at The Moon was a huge success. Members and guests piled in to recognize and honor our award winners for the National Deck Competition and the national Terry Award and Recognition awards.

Congratulations to Keith Compton for being recognized for his many years of dedication to NADRA and the Atlanta Chapter! Glenn Mathewson was the recipient of our 2013 Terry Award for his ongoing efforts in code.

Without the support of our Gold and Bronze sponsors events like this would not be possible. A special thank you to all those recognized: MoistureShield, Fiberon, Nyloboard, Wolmanized Outdoor Wood, TimberTech Azek, Wolf & Screw Products.

Before the night was over, Howl at The Moon entertainers surprised NADRA guests with a custom song just for NADRA. Check it out: Na-na-na-na NADRA!

MyFixItUpLife.com Brings Live Show to the NADRA Booth!

 

 

 

 

Come on by the NADRA booth on Thursday, October 17th from 11:30 – 12:30 for A live, one-hour event with MyFixItUpLife.com! NADRA members will be chatting with MyFixItUpLife about  getting your home, deck and outdoor space ready for winter. The show will air on WCHE in Philadelphia, BlogTalkRadio, iTunes and Stitcher. Come hang out and check it out… the show includes live music!

Essex Inn, Chicago – NADRA’s Official Hotel

NADRA’s Official Hotel at DeckExpo is the Chicago Essex Inn. 

Hotel Description: The Chicago Essex Inn on Michigan Avenue boasts views of Lake Michigan and Grant Park. The hotel is within walking distance from the Art Institute, Museum Campus, Millennium Park and only 1.8 miles from McCormick Place Convention Center. Rooms are appointed with cable, wireless Internet access, and in room coffee service. The indoor pool, fitness center, sauna and shuttle service to the Magnificent Mile are complimentary to guests.

Distance to Convention Center: 1.0 Miles

Distance to Airport:  Chicago Midway Airport: 15.00 Miles

Cost: $164/Night – you must register through this link – Click HERE

 

 

 

 

NADRA New England Chapter Meeting

June 20, 2011 – Waltham, MA | Last week’s meeting was truly an exciting occasion for the New England Chapter of NADRA, with a number of firsts for our young Chapter. We kicked off the meeting with the introduction of the chapter’s inaugural Deck for a Soldier® recipient and his family. It was a very special moment and the soldier was truly surprised when he was presented with the announcement and the design options for his new deck.
 

Soldier and family with Ed Lenzi, Deck for a Soldier® Chair

 
Many thanks to the Chair of the D4S Committee – Ed Lenzi, and the committee members Otto Kinzel, Pete Ciaraldi, Seth Aronson, Scott Clifford, and Marc Merusi. Ed and his team will be reaching out to the members of the chapter to bring this project to a special completion over the next several weeks. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony once the project is complete – all members are invited – details to follow.
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