NADRA Launches First-Ever Industry Event!

Quakertown, PA – March 30, 2011 | Understanding the Existing Structure was launched on March 24th, 2011 at The Biltmore in Providence, Rhode Island. This course is one of a four-part series designed to help contractors prepare for their NADRA MDB* Certification exams. (Master Deck Builder)

Over 75 Industry professionals gathered the evening before the big day of education for a networking dinner on the 17th floor of the historic Biltmore hotel. About 40 of those attendees were from NADRA’s very own New England Chapter. Fred Aldrich, NE Chapter President states “It is truly an exciting time in our industry and the NADRA events in Providence are a great example of that excitement.”

With sponsors like Fiberon & TimberTech who are willing to support the Association on these ground level programs, NADRA has been able to bring first-ever events to the industry, such as the annual meeting and cocktail reception, industry deck awards, and now the first-ever industry Certification for Deck Builders along with the new Factory Trained programs that others are sure to follow! Tony Groh, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, TimberTech states, “I was very impressed with the NADRA event in Providence. The quality of the NADRA member contractors is very evident. It is refreshing to participate in presentations where the audience is so engaged and the questions so insightful. It was obvious that those present are on a continuous quest to improve their craft. We look forward to the next NADRA event.”
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NADRA New England Chapter Meeting

A message from Fred Aldrich, NADRA New England Chapter President. Taken from the weekly NADRA Industry Brief.

March 30, 2011 |
I would like to thank all those who attended our chapter meeting this past week in Providence, R.I. It is truly an exciting time in our industry and the events last week are a great example of that excitement.

At our third meeting of the New England chapter we had more than 40 members and prospective members join us in Providence. In addition we were joined by members of the Board of Directors of the National NADRA. This was a great turnout for a chapter that had its first meeting in February.

We discussed and learned about some great programs we hope to participate in at the local level:

* Deck Safety Month
* Deck for a Soldier
* Recognition awards – Deck Competition

NADRA New England Chapter meeting held at the Providence Biltmore in Rhode Island. Forty deck pros packed the room.

Most importantly we had a great opportunity to network with the best professionals in the decking and railing industry, from the leading manufacturers, distributors, to the best contractors.
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