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August Safety Report Now Available

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CPA Members Encouraged to Express Concerns about Proposed Federal Tax Changes

Congress is considering two separate spending bills that could impact the composite panel industry.  The first is a $1.1 trillion bi-partisan bill that would fund investments in American infrastructure, including roads, bridges and dams.  It would be funded primarily through user fees and other pre-existing funding mechanisms. The second bill targets investments in “social infrastructure,”

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U.S. Housing Starts Down in August

U.S. housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.62 million, increasing 3.9% above the revised July estimate and 17.4% higher than the comparable month in 2020. Single-family housing starts fell 2.8% from July to 1.08 million. U.S. building permits in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.73

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Builder Confidence Improves in September

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in September increased 1 point from August to 76, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component gauging current sales conditions grew 1 point to 82 and the measurement of sales expectations in the next six months remained at 81

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U.S. RV Shipments Break July Record

The RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of U.S. manufacturers reported that shipments reached a record high for July at 44,537 units, rising 3.5% over the comparable month in 2020. The year-to-date total was 344,804 RVs shipped, 57.4% higher than the same period in 2020. See RV Industry Association

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Canadian Construction Investment Down in July

Canadian building construction investment in July fell 1.7% from June to $18.1 billion (CAD). Residential construction decreased 2.6% to $13.4 billion and non-residential totals slightly increased, up 0.9% in July to $4.6 billion. Single-family spending declined 4.0% from June to $7.2 billion. Multi-unit levels dropped 1.0% to $6.2 billion in July. See  Statistics Canada

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Manufacturing Decreases in July for Canada

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in July were $4.01 billion (CAD), down 21.8% from June but up 46.0% from the comparable month in 2020. Sales of furniture and related products totaled $1.1 billion, rising 2.6% from June and 12.3% higher than July 2020. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries fell 1.5% from June to

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CPA Publishes Safety Spotlight for September

CPA’s Safety Spotlight highlights examples, throughout the year, of member safety challenges and the new or novel corrective actions used to remedy the situation to make the workplace even safer. This month’s Safety Spotlight focuses on finger and hand injury prevention submitted by Roseburg. All members operating a manufacturing facility in North America are encouraged

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Interior Design Billings Fall in July

Interior design billings from the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms dropped 3.1 points in July, bringing the Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) score to 57.5. Any score over 50 indicates growth. The South continued to lead the three-month average among geographic regions at 61.8, with all regions registering in positive territory. The

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August Safety Report Now Available

  This content is restricted and requires a login to view. Please login here. NOTE:  CPA just launched a new website so your previous password will not work.  You should have received an email to set your new password. If you did not receive an email please contact us. If you’re not a member, please

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CPA Members Encouraged to Express Concerns about Proposed Federal Tax Changes

Congress is considering two separate spending bills that could impact the composite panel industry.  The first is a $1.1 trillion bi-partisan bill that would fund investments in American infrastructure, including roads, bridges and dams.  It would be funded primarily through user fees and other pre-existing funding mechanisms. The second bill targets investments in “social infrastructure,”

Read More »

U.S. Housing Starts Down in August

U.S. housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.62 million, increasing 3.9% above the revised July estimate and 17.4% higher than the comparable month in 2020. Single-family housing starts fell 2.8% from July to 1.08 million. U.S. building permits in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.73

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Builder Confidence Improves in September

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in September increased 1 point from August to 76, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component gauging current sales conditions grew 1 point to 82 and the measurement of sales expectations in the next six months remained at 81

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U.S. RV Shipments Break July Record

The RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of U.S. manufacturers reported that shipments reached a record high for July at 44,537 units, rising 3.5% over the comparable month in 2020. The year-to-date total was 344,804 RVs shipped, 57.4% higher than the same period in 2020. See RV Industry Association

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Canadian Construction Investment Down in July

Canadian building construction investment in July fell 1.7% from June to $18.1 billion (CAD). Residential construction decreased 2.6% to $13.4 billion and non-residential totals slightly increased, up 0.9% in July to $4.6 billion. Single-family spending declined 4.0% from June to $7.2 billion. Multi-unit levels dropped 1.0% to $6.2 billion in July. See  Statistics Canada

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Manufacturing Decreases in July for Canada

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in July were $4.01 billion (CAD), down 21.8% from June but up 46.0% from the comparable month in 2020. Sales of furniture and related products totaled $1.1 billion, rising 2.6% from June and 12.3% higher than July 2020. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries fell 1.5% from June to

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CPA Publishes Safety Spotlight for September

CPA’s Safety Spotlight highlights examples, throughout the year, of member safety challenges and the new or novel corrective actions used to remedy the situation to make the workplace even safer. This month’s Safety Spotlight focuses on finger and hand injury prevention submitted by Roseburg. All members operating a manufacturing facility in North America are encouraged

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Interior Design Billings Fall in July

Interior design billings from the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms dropped 3.1 points in July, bringing the Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) score to 57.5. Any score over 50 indicates growth. The South continued to lead the three-month average among geographic regions at 61.8, with all regions registering in positive territory. The

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