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Industry Shipments Report Available for May

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Manufacturing Institute Publishes Workforce Compensation and Competitiveness Report

The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, this month released a report titled, “The Manufacturing Experience: Compensation and Labor Market Competitiveness.”  The report examines current manufacturing workforce practices, and the impact recruiting and retention has had on compensation.  The report explores topics at the top of many

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Uniboard to Invest in New Particleboard Line

Uniboard, Laval, QC, announced a $250 million (CAD) investment to build a new particleboard press line at its Val-d’Or plant. Construction will begin this summer and is expected to be complete in 2025. The new project will add approximately 190 jobs. See Uniboard

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U.S. Architectural Billings Fall in May

The May Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell three points to 53.5 according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score above 50 indicates growth in billings. Design contracts improved 1.5 points to 56.9 from April. May billings were in positive territory for all geographic regions, with the West leading

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May Canadian Housing Starts Increase

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in May was 287,257 units, up 8% from April. The SAAR of urban starts rose 8% from April to 264,162. Multiple urban starts jumped 13% to 201,193 while single-family levels dropped 4% in May to 62,969. The trend in housing starts in May

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Canadian Furniture and Building Sales Grow in April

Canadian retail furniture store sales in April fell 1.1% from March to $1.2 billion (CAD) but were 23% higher than the same month last year.  Sales for building material dealers decreased 4.3% from March to $4.4 billion and dropped 4.7% from 2021. Total Canadian retail sales were up 0.9% from March to $60.7 billion and

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Industry Shipments Report Available for May

This content is restricted and requires a login to view. CPA launched a new website in August 2021 so your previous password will not work.  If you’ve requested a new password and did not receive one, please check your spam folder and also make sure the following domain is “whitelisted” as a safe sender: weblinkinternational.com. 

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Manufacturing Institute Publishes Workforce Compensation and Competitiveness Report

The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, this month released a report titled, “The Manufacturing Experience: Compensation and Labor Market Competitiveness.”  The report examines current manufacturing workforce practices, and the impact recruiting and retention has had on compensation.  The report explores topics at the top of many

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Uniboard to Invest in New Particleboard Line

Uniboard, Laval, QC, announced a $250 million (CAD) investment to build a new particleboard press line at its Val-d’Or plant. Construction will begin this summer and is expected to be complete in 2025. The new project will add approximately 190 jobs. See Uniboard

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U.S. Architectural Billings Fall in May

The May Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell three points to 53.5 according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score above 50 indicates growth in billings. Design contracts improved 1.5 points to 56.9 from April. May billings were in positive territory for all geographic regions, with the West leading

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May Canadian Housing Starts Increase

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in May was 287,257 units, up 8% from April. The SAAR of urban starts rose 8% from April to 264,162. Multiple urban starts jumped 13% to 201,193 while single-family levels dropped 4% in May to 62,969. The trend in housing starts in May

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Canadian Furniture and Building Sales Grow in April

Canadian retail furniture store sales in April fell 1.1% from March to $1.2 billion (CAD) but were 23% higher than the same month last year.  Sales for building material dealers decreased 4.3% from March to $4.4 billion and dropped 4.7% from 2021. Total Canadian retail sales were up 0.9% from March to $60.7 billion and

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