NADRA Announces New President

NADRA Announces Newly Elected Executive Committee and Board Members

For Immediate Release:
Media Inquiries:
Michael Beaudry
215-679-4884
Info@NADRA.org

Quakertown, PA., January 10th, 2018 – The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) announced the new Board of Directors, including members to the Executive Committee.

Matt Breyer, Breyer Construction & Landscape, LLC  was appointed as NADRA’s President & will serve for two years. Matt is an experienced remodeler and entrepreneur, Breyer has more than 15 years in the industry.

Heath Bowman, Southeastern Underdeck Systems, LLC & Haven, was appointed as NADRA’s Vice President. Heath will also serve for 2 years.

Bruce Verblaauw, C. Verblaauw and Sons, LLC, was elected Treasurer & will also serve two years on the Executive Committee. Kirk Hammond, Lonza, now serves as NADRA’s Immediate Past President and will remain in this position for 2 years.

Continuing on the board is:  John Burkhart, JECS Demand

NADRA also welcomed three new members-at-large to its Board of Directors. Joining for a three year term are: John Keller, Sequoia Supply Co., Inc. , Gary Converse, Koppers Performance Chemicals & Vincent Carrubba, Admiral Composite Technologies, Inc.

Serving as the Associations International Ambassador is: Barry John Davis
NADRA also thanks Board members whose terms have concluded: Rick Schumacher, LBM Journal, Bob Lett, Wolf Home Products & Bill Ross, Fiberon

Consumer Product Awareness Charter (CPAC)

 

 
  

 

February 28th, 2017 UPDATE:
NADRA CPAC Committee Update:

The Consumer Product Awareness Charter (CPAC) Committee works in conjunction with NADRA and NTA to develop and implement consumer friendly labeling programs for outdoor living products.

  • NTA as the appointed third-party agency administers the certification programs.
  • The program will recognize applicable tests conducted by accredited third-party testing agencies.

The overall intent of this program is to provide the consumer with a simple, straightforward labeling program to assist in their product selection.

  • Product comparisons simplified – allowing consumers to choose the product best suited for their needs
  • Certification reassures consumers of quality products
  • Easy to find technical information

This will assist NADRA members by providing useful information about product performance requested by consumers.

  • Certified products carry a higher level of credibility with consumers
  • Higher credibility = increased sales
  • Improved products through Quality Programs
  • Third-party involvement at lower cost
  • Reduced returns, warranty claims, and consumer questions

A recognized label will accompany easy to understand product performance measurements to educate consumers so they can make more knowledgeable product selections.

The example below for alternative decking represents performance measurements of items consumers have requested, and are under consideration by the CPAC committee.  The first phase for alternative decking products Consumer Product Awareness Specification is nearing completion.

  • The committee continues to work diligently; taking input from a range of supportive sources to drive the program to completion.
  • The alternative decking product committee has one  remaining voting positions available.Those interested in providing technical representation or being on the committee should fill out this form here with your contact information and request.
  • Base line data requirements and test protocols are on schedule for completion before or during the second quarter of 2017.
 
 
 
NADRA CPAC Committee Chair,  Andrew Clements

BrightClaim Inc. Customer Service / Warranty Claim Solutions / Compliance
Mobile:  540-454-7111 Office:  770-779-0940 Email:   andrew.clements@brightclaim.com

 

January 4th, 2017 UPDATE:
NADRA CPAC Committee Update:
The NADRA Consumer Product Awareness Committee (CPAC) has been working diligently and is making very good progress in the creation of the Consumer Product Awareness Specification (CPAS).  The current CPAS draft contains three main metrics for testing and providing performance ratings for deck boards:
  • Slip Resistance
  • Fade Resistance
  • Swell and Water Absorption Resistance

The overall intent of this program is to provide the consumer with simple, straight-forward information to assist in their deck board selection and to provide the industry with a standardized rating system for aspects of particular interest to consumers which are beyond the requirements of a certification program.

The current goal is to have the initial release of the CPAS ready for the next NADRA meeting in April.  If anyone would like to contribute by providing ideas, data, or input regarding the CPAS please contact Michael Beaudry at 215-804-6679 or mbeaudry@nadra.org.  Your support is very beneficial to the continued advancement of this program, thank you!

October 21, 2016 UPDATE:

Special Note to All Interested Parties:

The Consumer Product Awareness Committee (CPAC) was created to work in conjunction with NADRA and NTA to develop and implement an association sponsored labeling program for deck board products, which are already in a certification program.  This labeling program will be based on the Consumer Product Awareness Specification (CPAS), which is currently under development.

The overall intent of this program is to provide the consumer with simple, straight-forward information to assist in their deck board selection and to provide the industry with a standardized rating system for aspects of particular interest to consumers which are beyond the requirements of a certification program.

Thank you in advance for your support, which will be very beneficial to the continued advancement of this program.

Sincerely,

Michael Beaudry, NADRA Executive Vice President & Your Board of Directors

NADRA, “Doing things for the right reason and having fun doing them”.

John F. Burkhart, Westech, Elected to NADRA BOD

For Further Information Contact:

Media Relations – David R. Hansen – 713.960.9111

Investor Relations – Steve Bender – 713.960.9111

North American Deck and Railing Association Elects Westech National Sales Manager John F. Burkhart to Board of Directors

HOUSTON, TX, [date], 2014 – Members of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) unanimously elected John F. Burkhart, National Sales Manager for Westech Building Products, to the NADRA Board of Directors. The election at the recent 2014 NADRA Annual Meeting marked the start of Burkhart’s three-year term. The NADRA board manages the business, property and affairs of the association in support of the NADRA mission to promote and grow the deck and railing industry.

Burkhart has over 18 years of fabrication and sales experience in the railing, and deck industry. He’s been with Westech for 14 years, first serving as the northeast regional sales representative, growing that market by $12 million. He became National Sales Manager in early 2009 and expanded Westech’s reach beyond fencing and into the Lumber and Building Material (LBM) market. In 2013 Burkart added Service Manager to his responsibilities, overseeing all facets of customer service. Burkhart has also been instrumental in Westech’s introduction of the TruGrain™ made with Resysta® line of bio-based building material profiles, introduced at the recent DeckExpo show.

Renee Havrilla, General Manager for Westech, strongly supports Burkhart’s election to the NADRA Board. “I especially appreciate NADRA’s focus on the consumer,” Havrilla said. “Building and life safety codes are becoming more important as Americans are spending more time outdoors, and it should go unsaid that safety must be paramount in manufacturing. John understands what is important to communicate between manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers, and he will be a great advocate for everyone’s best interests.”

About Westech

Westech Building Products, a Westlake company (NYSE: WLK), is a leading producer of fence, deck, rail, siding, window and door profiles servicing North America and export markets from headquarters in Houston, TX. For more information, visit westechbp.com

About NADRA

The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) is the voice of the deck & railing industry promoting national Deck Safety Month, helping guide code writing and regulations with ICC and sponsoring DECK EXPO, the premiere trade event for the deck, dock, and railing industry.

DISCLAIMER:

All sales of Westech fence, deck and railing products are subject to Westech Building Products, Inc.’s standard terms and conditions of sale which are available upon request. Westech Building Products, Inc. makes no other warranty, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose. Westech and the Westech logo are registered trademarks of Westech Building Products, Inc.

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