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Spring Meeting Registration Continues

Registration continues for CPA’s 2022 Spring Meeting which takes place from May 1-3 (departure on the 4th) at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, CA.  The meeting begins on Sunday with the annual golf tournament at 8am followed by the Welcome Reception at 6pm. The meeting concludes Tuesday evening with the Chairman’s Dinner following a

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National Pollutant Release Inventory Notice for 2022-2024 Reporting Years Published

On February 12, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) published the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) reporting requirements for the 2022-2024 reporting years. The most notable changes from prior years pertain to individual stack reporting for criteria air contaminants (CACs) (i.e., carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter (all size fractions), sulphur dioxide, and total volatile

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U.S. Home Sales Fall in January

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 801,000, down 4.5% from December 2021 and decreased 19.3% from the comparable month last year. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of January was 406,000, representing a 6.1-month supply at the current sales

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Home Improvement Retailers Post Strong Results

The world’s two largest home improvement retailers published fourth quarter 2021 financial results. The Home Depot, Atlanta, GA, reported fourth quarter net sales of $35.7. billion, up 10.7% over the comparable period in 2020.  Net quarterly earnings rose 17.3% from the fourth quarter in 2020 to $3.4 billion.  Annual net earnings for 2021 grew 27.7%

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U.S. Single Family Home Size Continues Upward Trend in Q4 2021

The fourth quarter 2021 U.S. Census Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design report showed that the median square footage of a single-family homes rose 3.2% from the same period in 2020 to 2,338 feet.  This is the third consecutive quarterly increase, which is attributed to the need for additional home office space due

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Q4 Multifamily Construction Confidence Grows

Multifamily construction confidence increased in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to the Multifamily Market Survey produced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  The Multifamily Product Index (MPI) grew one point from the third quarter to 54. The MPI measures builder and developer sentiment about conditions in the market for new apartments and

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U.S. Construction Spending Slight Increase in February

U.S. construction spending in February was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.70 trillion, up 0.5% from January and an 11.2% increase over the year prior.  Private construction spending rose 0.8% from January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.35 trillion.  Residential totals for February were 1.1% higher than the previous month

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Industry Snapshot Available to Members

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TFL Shipments Report Available to Members

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CPA Publishes Safety Spotlight for March

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 burn prevention submitted by Woodgrain Composites. All members operating a manufacturing facility in North America are encouraged to submit

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CPA Welcomes New Associate Members

The CPA Board of Directors recently voted to approve the following new Associate Members. FCTG (Forest City Trading Group), Portland, OR, is a distributor comprised of 13 companies that provides a range of services that includes marketing, sourcing, price discovery, inventory consulting, risk management, market strategies, logistics and supply chain consulting.  The membership will be

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Register Now for Spring Meeting; Attendee List Available Next Week

Registration continues for CPA’s 2022 Spring Meeting which takes place from May 1-3 (departure on the 4th) at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, CA.  The meeting begins on Sunday with the annual golf tournament at 8am followed by the Welcome Reception at 6pm. The meeting concludes Tuesday evening with the Chairman’s Dinner following a

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