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  • 26 Jul

    Meeting and hotel registration is now available for CPA’s 2017 Fall Meeting to be held in conjunction with the inaugural Material, Technology & Design Symposium, October 1-3, at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia.   Read More

  • 26 Jul

    CPA submitted comments this week in support of EPA’s proposed amendment to remove the prohibition on truthful, voluntary labeling prior to the compliance date. Read More

  • 26 Jul

    Last year, the American Wood Council built a coalition of interested trade associations, including CPA, to engage with California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health on a proposed 80% reduction of the wood dust permissible exposure limit from 5 to 1 mg/m3. Read More

  • 26 Jul

    Earlier this month, the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee finalized a fiscal year 2018 spending bill that includes a provision on biomass for FY18 and “each fiscal year thereafter.”  Read More

  • 26 Jul

    CPA exhibited and presented at the 2017 AWFS show last week in Las Vegas, NV. Read More

  • 26 Jul

    Egger, St. Johann, Austria, announced plans to build a particleboard plant in Lexington, NC within six years. Read More

  • 26 Jul

    U.S. sales of new single-family homes in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000, rising 0.8% above May and up 9.1% from the comparable month last year. Read More

  • 19 Jul

    June shipments of particleboard and MDF in the U.S. and Canada were unchanged at 490 MMSF (3/4” basis) compared to the same month in 2016. Read More

  • 19 Jul

    TFL shipments in June increased 2.1% to 119 MMSF, compared to 116 MMSF a year ago. Read More

  • 19 Jul

    The 2017 CPA Buyers Guide, appearing in the inaugural edition of Surface & Panel’s Master, is now available online. Read More

  • 19 Jul

    CPA will be showcasing the industry at AWFS from July 19-22 in Las Vegas, NV. Read More

  • 19 Jul

    Hardwoods Distribution Inc., Langley, B.C., announced this week the purchase of Downes & Reader Hardwood Company Inc. Read More

  • 19 Jul

    U.S. housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million, up 8.3% above the revised May estimate and 2.1% higher than the comparable month last year. Read More

  • 19 Jul

    U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in July fell 2 points from June to 64 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Read More

  • 19 Jul

    Canadian housing starts in June totaled 215,459 units, up 0.4% from May. Read More

  • 19 Jul

    The June issue of the Particleboard and MDF Commentary has been published and includes trends and forecasts on shipments, imports, and prices. Read More

  • 12 Jul

    As CPA reported earlier this week, EPA published in the Federal Register on Tuesday a proposed Direct Final Rule removing in its entirety from TSCA Title VI the prohibition on labeling prior to the compliance date. Read More

  • 12 Jul

    CPA will be showcasing the industry at AWFS from July 19-22 in Las Vegas, NV. Read More

  • 12 Jul

    North American composite panel mills in June reported 12 incidents, the same number as May. Read More

  • 12 Jul

    CPA Chairman Emilio Ayub and President Jackson Morrill participated in the 2017 European Panel Federation meeting, held June 28-30 in Porto, Portugal. Read More

  • 12 Jul

    U.S. furniture factory orders in April rose 7% over the comparable period in 2016, according to a monthly report of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors. Read More

  • 12 Jul

    U.S. construction spending during May was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.230 trillion, nearly the same as the revised April estimate, and 4.5% above the comparable month in 2016. Read More

  • 12 Jul

    Canadian building permits in May were valued at $7.7 billion, up 8.9% from April. Read More

  • 10 Jul

    The EPA will publish tomorrow in the Federal Register a proposed Direct Final Rule removing the labeling prohibition, Section 770.45(f), in its entirety from TSCA Title VI. Read More

  • 6 Jul

    The July 6 edition of the Federal Register announced the withdrawal of EPA's proposed “Direct Final Rule" of the Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products after receiving adverse comment. Read More

  • 28 Jun

    CPA posted this week on its webpage an update of the brochure entitled “What the EPA Formaldehyde Rule Means to You.” Read More

  • 28 Jun

    The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to review a case involving EPA’s policies around how to regulate malfunctions under the Clean Air Act. Read More

  • 28 Jun

    Palliser Furniture Holdings Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, announced last week its agreement to purchase Casana Furniture Company Ltd. Read More

  • 28 Jun

    U.S. sales of new single-family homes in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000, rising 2.9% above April and up 8.9% from the comparable month last year. Read More

  • 28 Jun

    The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, recently released their monthly Trend of Business Survey reporting that cabinet sales in May rose 5.4% compared to the same month in 2016. Read More

  • 28 Jun

    Nearly 90% of Canada’s corporate executives were worried about “the current implications of politics on trade and trade agreements,” according to a second quarter C-Suite survey conducted by the Gandalf Group. Read More

  • 21 Jun

    EPA has indicated to CPA that it will be withdrawing the direct final rule that had proposed March 22, 2018 as the new TSCA Title VI compliance date. Read More

  • 21 Jun

    Ashley Furniture has broken ground on a 500,000 square foot expansion in their hometown of Arcadia, Wisconsin. Read More

  • 21 Jun

    U.S. housing starts in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.092 million, down 5.5% from the revised April rate and 2.4% below the comparable month in 2016. Read More

  • 21 Jun

    In June, the U.S. experienced the largest drop in consumer sentiment since last October, according to the University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers. Read More

  • 21 Jun

    The June/July issue of Wood Markets is now available to members through the association’s website. Read More

  • 15 Jun

    North American shipments of particleboard and MDF in May increased 6.9% to 496 MMSF (3/4” basis), up from 464 MMSF during the same period in 2016. Year-to-date shipments were 2.338 BSF, up nearly 1% compared to 2.317 BSF for the first five months of 2016 . Read More

  • 15 Jun

    May TFL shipments totaled 115 MMSF, an increase of 3% over the 111 MMSF recorded for a year ago. Read More

  • 15 Jun

    North American composite panel mills in May reported 10 incidents compared to 8 in April. Read More

  • 15 Jun

    Mark your calendar for CPA’s 2017 and 2018 annual meetings. Read More

  • 15 Jun

    This week, President Trump unveiled a major initiative to encourage more apprenticeships to address concerns in the manufacturing sector regarding bridging the skills gap with the next generation of workers. Read More

  • 15 Jun

    Sandvik AB, Stockholm, Sweden, has agreed to divest Sandvik Process Systems to Foundation Asset Management AB, an investment firm owned by the Wallenburg family, for $575.6 million. Read More

  • 15 Jun

    U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in June fell 2 points to 67 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Read More

  • 7 Jun

    EPA issued today new guidance on non-complying lots under TSCA Title VI. Read More

  • 7 Jun

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the first three Third-Party Certifiers and two accrediting bodies to be recognized under TSCA Title VI. Read More

  • 7 Jun

    North American shipments of particleboard and MDF dropped 5.2% to 451 MMSF (3/4” basis) compared to 476 MMSF in April 2016. Read More

  • 7 Jun

    CPA will represent the industry at the 2017 NeoCon show to be held June 12-14 in Chicago. Read More

  • 7 Jun

    Axalta Coating Systems, Philadelphia, PA, completed their acquisition of The Valspar Corporation’s North American Industrial Wood Coatings business last Thursday for approximately $425 million. Read More

  • 7 Jun

    Yesterday, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt informed state governors that the agency will extend by one year the deadline for promulgating initial area designations under the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Read More

  • 7 Jun

    U.S. construction spending during April was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.218 trillion, 1.4% below the revised March estimate, but 6.7% above the comparable month in 2016. Read More

  • 7 Jun

    Canadian building permits in April were valued at $7.1 billion, down 0.2% from March and 3.3% lower than the comparable month last year. Read More

  • 2 Jun

    MJB Wood Group, Inc., headquartered in Irving, TX, announced today the acquisition of the assets of Pacific MDF Products, Inc. of Arkansas and Pacific MDF Products, Inc. of South Carolina. Read More

  • 31 May

    CPA has published its 2017 North American Capacity Report summarizing the annual production capacity of particleboard, medium density fiberboard, hardboard and engineered wood siding and trim plants in North America, as reported by producers. Read More

  • 31 May

    CPA President Jackson Morrill was quoted in an article in Bloomberg BNA published last week commenting on the EPA extension of the TSCA Title VI compliance dates and calling for a fix to the labeling prohibition. Read More

  • 31 May

    CARB announced that it recently settled a case with USC Flooring Products, Inc. for importing, distributing, and offering for sale in California laminate flooring made from composite wood products that exceeded the ATCM 93120 formaldehyde emissions standard. Read More

  • 31 May

    U.S. furniture factory orders in March rose 12% over the comparable period in 2016, according to a monthly of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors. Read More

  • 31 May

    The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s monthly Trend of Business Survey reported that cabinetry sales for April fell 3.2% compared to the same month last year. Read More

  • 31 May

    On May 17, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education in the Workforce unanimously approved the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Read More

  • 31 May

    Growth for Canadian wood products manufacturers is expected to be significantly impacted by U.S. softwood lumber duties, averaging about 20%, when combined with anti-dumping duties expected this June. Read More

  • 23 May

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  • 25 Jan

    Late last week, EPA issued four guidance documents targeted to the following stakeholder groups: (i) panel producers; (ii) fabricators and laminated product producers; (iii) importers, distributors and retailers; and (iv) accreditation bodies and third-party certifiers. Read More

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