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International Testing Center Lab Staffing Update

Claire Poirier has joined the staff this week as the new Laboratory Analyst. Claire is a recent graduate from the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and most recently worked as a Biorepository Technician for Aventor-EPL Pathology Archives. She replaces Sergio Alvarez, who departed in January. More Info: Andy

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December Canadian Wood Product Sales Down

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in December 2023 were $3.2 billion (CAD), declining 1.0% from November and 2.8% lower than the comparable month in 2022. Sales of furniture and related products totaled $1.3 billion, decreasing 0.5% from November and falling 1.0% over November 2022. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries were $71.2 billion, mostly

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Canadian Housing Starts Decline in January

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in January was 223,589 units, 10.2% lower than December 2023. The SAAR of urban starts in January shrank 11.3% from the previous month to 208,119. Multiple urban starts fell 13.8% to 164,789, while single-family levels rose 0.08% from December to 43,330. The six-month

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December Construction Investment Improves in Canada

Canadian building construction investment increased 0.3% from November 2023 to $19.8 billion (CAD) in December, with residential construction spending growing 0.3% to $13.8 billion. Seasonally adjusted single-family construction spending was 1.0% lower than November at $6.5 billion. Multi-unit levels were up 1.6% to $7.3 billion in December. Non-residential totals were $6.1 billion, 0.3% higher than

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Registration Continues for CPA Spring Meeting

Registration is available for the 2024 CPA Spring Meeting from April 7-10 at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Florida. The discounted room rate is available through March 7 or until the room block is full, whichever comes first. The meeting begins on Sunday with the annual golf tournament at 8 am, followed by the

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CPA Publishes VOC Emission Barrier Effects Technical Bulletin

CPA reprinted the “VOC Emission Barrier Effects of Laminates, Overlays, and Coatings for Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), and Hardboard” Technical Bulletin. Initially created in 2003, this technical bulletin explains the role of decorative overlays, coatings, and wood veneer in reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that contribute to indoor air quality. The bulletin provides a

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Owens Corning to Purchase Masonite

Masonite, Tampa, FL, a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of exterior and interior doors, announced the company will be acquired by Owens Corning, Toledo, OH. The transaction, expected to close in mid-2024, will not interrupt current Masonite projects. Owens Corning is a worldwide organization rooted in three segments: roofing, insulation, and composites. See Masonite

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U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Stable in December

Seasonally adjusted shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in December 2023 were nearly even with November’s at $581.0 billion. Wood product shipments dipped 0.3% in December to $13.3 billion compared to the prior month. Shipments of furniture and related products were mainly unchanged from November at $6.8 billion. New orders for all U.S. manufacturing rose

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December RV Shipments Up

The RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of U.S. manufacturers reported December 2023 shipments totaled 21,522 units, rising 8.1% from the comparable month in 2022 but declining 14.5% from November. RV Shipments totaled 313,174 for the year, dropping 36.5% from 2022. See RV Industry Association

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International Testing Center Lab Staffing Update

Claire Poirier has joined the staff this week as the new Laboratory Analyst. Claire is a recent graduate from the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and most recently worked as a Biorepository Technician for Aventor-EPL Pathology Archives. She replaces Sergio Alvarez, who departed in January. More Info: Andy

Read More »

December Canadian Wood Product Sales Down

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in December 2023 were $3.2 billion (CAD), declining 1.0% from November and 2.8% lower than the comparable month in 2022. Sales of furniture and related products totaled $1.3 billion, decreasing 0.5% from November and falling 1.0% over November 2022. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries were $71.2 billion, mostly

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Canadian Housing Starts Decline in January

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in January was 223,589 units, 10.2% lower than December 2023. The SAAR of urban starts in January shrank 11.3% from the previous month to 208,119. Multiple urban starts fell 13.8% to 164,789, while single-family levels rose 0.08% from December to 43,330. The six-month

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December Construction Investment Improves in Canada

Canadian building construction investment increased 0.3% from November 2023 to $19.8 billion (CAD) in December, with residential construction spending growing 0.3% to $13.8 billion. Seasonally adjusted single-family construction spending was 1.0% lower than November at $6.5 billion. Multi-unit levels were up 1.6% to $7.3 billion in December. Non-residential totals were $6.1 billion, 0.3% higher than

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Registration Continues for CPA Spring Meeting

Registration is available for the 2024 CPA Spring Meeting from April 7-10 at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Florida. The discounted room rate is available through March 7 or until the room block is full, whichever comes first. The meeting begins on Sunday with the annual golf tournament at 8 am, followed by the

Read More »

CPA Publishes VOC Emission Barrier Effects Technical Bulletin

CPA reprinted the “VOC Emission Barrier Effects of Laminates, Overlays, and Coatings for Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), and Hardboard” Technical Bulletin. Initially created in 2003, this technical bulletin explains the role of decorative overlays, coatings, and wood veneer in reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that contribute to indoor air quality. The bulletin provides a

Read More »

Owens Corning to Purchase Masonite

Masonite, Tampa, FL, a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of exterior and interior doors, announced the company will be acquired by Owens Corning, Toledo, OH. The transaction, expected to close in mid-2024, will not interrupt current Masonite projects. Owens Corning is a worldwide organization rooted in three segments: roofing, insulation, and composites. See Masonite

Read More »

U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Stable in December

Seasonally adjusted shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in December 2023 were nearly even with November’s at $581.0 billion. Wood product shipments dipped 0.3% in December to $13.3 billion compared to the prior month. Shipments of furniture and related products were mainly unchanged from November at $6.8 billion. New orders for all U.S. manufacturing rose

Read More »

December RV Shipments Up

The RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of U.S. manufacturers reported December 2023 shipments totaled 21,522 units, rising 8.1% from the comparable month in 2022 but declining 14.5% from November. RV Shipments totaled 313,174 for the year, dropping 36.5% from 2022. See RV Industry Association

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