Remodeling Industry Confidence Up from Q4 2020

U.S. remodeling confidence in the fourth quarter 2021 decreased four points from the previous three months to 83, but was four points higher than 2020, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB)/Royal Building Products Remodeling Market Index (RMI). The current market conditions indicator rose four points to 89 and the future indicators index

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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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