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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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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,”

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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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