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CPA Signs EPA Letter Addressing Formaldehyde Risk Assessment

CPA was a signatory to an American Chemistry Council (ACC) letter to the U.S. EPA related to the draft formaldehyde Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Assessment, originally released in 2011, which was resurrected by the Biden Administration in 2021.  EPA now plans to use this Assessment to inform the agency’s ongoing effort to prepare a

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Supreme Court Stops OSHA COVID Vaccine and Testing Mandate

On January 13, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision preventing implementation of the OSHA COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS).  The ETS would have mandated that employers with more than 100 employees require staff to be vaccinated by January 10 or otherwise implement a weekly  testing regime for unvaccinated employees.  The debate

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CPA Welcomes New Member

The CPA Board of Directors recently voted to approve the following new Associate Member. Specialty Organics Inc., Adelanto, CA, is a manufacturer of a plant-based, sustainable, non-detectable VOC hot press patented adhesive named BreeseBond. The membership will be represented by Joe Seruto, CEO.  See Specialty Organics.  More Info:  Jeannie Ervin

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Associate Member Renewal Invoices Sent This Week

Annual membership renewal notices for Associate and Academia Members were sent via email on January 13 to the billing contact of each member company.  Emails include direct links to download invoices or make credit card payments directly through CPA’s new website.  Members should check spam folders if the email is not received before contacting Jeannie

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Kitchen and Bath Sales Mixed in November 2021

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in November 2021 were 13.4% higher than the comparable month in 2020 but dropped 3.4% from October, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey. Semi-custom sales increased 5.1% from November 2020 but were 4.7% lower than October. Custom cabinetry sales grew 18.9%

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Houzz Releases 2021 U.S. Kitchen Trends Study

Houzz recently released its 2022 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, which surveyed 2,380 U.S. homeowners about recent or planned kitchen renovation projects. Major findings include an increase in median spending in 2022, up 14% over the same period in 2021.  Kitchen islands continue to grow with nearly 39% of homeowners installing islands over seven feet

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Canadian Construction Investment Up in November 2021

Canadian building construction investment in November 2021 rose 1.2% from October to $18 billion (CAD). Residential construction spending increased 1.5% from October to $13.1 billion, and non-residential totals inched  higher by 0.6% in November to $4.9 billion. Single-family spending went up 0.7% from October to $7.1 billion and multi-unit levels grew 2.4% to $6.0 billion

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IKEA Parent Purchases More U.S. Land

IKEA parent company, Ingka Group, recently announced the purchase of 3,264 acres of land in Florida for an ongoing afforestation project, growing trees in an area damaged by Hurricane Michael in 2018. The company will plant 650,000 trees in the first rotation of a 40-year cycle. When combined with previously owned acreage across several southeastern

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YTD Panel Shipments Rise 12% through November

This content is restricted and requires a login to view. CPA launched a new website in August 2021 so your previous password will not work.  If you’ve requested a new password and did not receive one, please check your spam folder and also make sure the following domain is “whitelisted” as a safe sender: weblinkinternational.com. 

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November TFL Shipments Increase 14%

This content is restricted and requires a login to view. CPA launched a new website in August 2021 so your previous password will not work.  If you’ve requested a new password and did not receive one, please check your spam folder and also make sure the following domain is “whitelisted” as a safe sender: weblinkinternational.com. 

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CPA Signs EPA Letter Addressing Formaldehyde Risk Assessment

CPA was a signatory to an American Chemistry Council (ACC) letter to the U.S. EPA related to the draft formaldehyde Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Assessment, originally released in 2011, which was resurrected by the Biden Administration in 2021.  EPA now plans to use this Assessment to inform the agency’s ongoing effort to prepare a

Read More »

Supreme Court Stops OSHA COVID Vaccine and Testing Mandate

On January 13, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision preventing implementation of the OSHA COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS).  The ETS would have mandated that employers with more than 100 employees require staff to be vaccinated by January 10 or otherwise implement a weekly  testing regime for unvaccinated employees.  The debate

Read More »

CPA Welcomes New Member

The CPA Board of Directors recently voted to approve the following new Associate Member. Specialty Organics Inc., Adelanto, CA, is a manufacturer of a plant-based, sustainable, non-detectable VOC hot press patented adhesive named BreeseBond. The membership will be represented by Joe Seruto, CEO.  See Specialty Organics.  More Info:  Jeannie Ervin

Read More »

Associate Member Renewal Invoices Sent This Week

Annual membership renewal notices for Associate and Academia Members were sent via email on January 13 to the billing contact of each member company.  Emails include direct links to download invoices or make credit card payments directly through CPA’s new website.  Members should check spam folders if the email is not received before contacting Jeannie

Read More »

Kitchen and Bath Sales Mixed in November 2021

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in November 2021 were 13.4% higher than the comparable month in 2020 but dropped 3.4% from October, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey. Semi-custom sales increased 5.1% from November 2020 but were 4.7% lower than October. Custom cabinetry sales grew 18.9%

Read More »

Houzz Releases 2021 U.S. Kitchen Trends Study

Houzz recently released its 2022 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, which surveyed 2,380 U.S. homeowners about recent or planned kitchen renovation projects. Major findings include an increase in median spending in 2022, up 14% over the same period in 2021.  Kitchen islands continue to grow with nearly 39% of homeowners installing islands over seven feet

Read More »

Canadian Construction Investment Up in November 2021

Canadian building construction investment in November 2021 rose 1.2% from October to $18 billion (CAD). Residential construction spending increased 1.5% from October to $13.1 billion, and non-residential totals inched  higher by 0.6% in November to $4.9 billion. Single-family spending went up 0.7% from October to $7.1 billion and multi-unit levels grew 2.4% to $6.0 billion

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IKEA Parent Purchases More U.S. Land

IKEA parent company, Ingka Group, recently announced the purchase of 3,264 acres of land in Florida for an ongoing afforestation project, growing trees in an area damaged by Hurricane Michael in 2018. The company will plant 650,000 trees in the first rotation of a 40-year cycle. When combined with previously owned acreage across several southeastern

Read More »

YTD Panel Shipments Rise 12% through November

This content is restricted and requires a login to view. CPA launched a new website in August 2021 so your previous password will not work.  If you’ve requested a new password and did not receive one, please check your spam folder and also make sure the following domain is “whitelisted” as a safe sender: weblinkinternational.com. 

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November TFL Shipments Increase 14%

This content is restricted and requires a login to view. CPA launched a new website in August 2021 so your previous password will not work.  If you’ve requested a new password and did not receive one, please check your spam folder and also make sure the following domain is “whitelisted” as a safe sender: weblinkinternational.com. 

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