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U.S. Construction Spending Nearly Unchanged in July

U.S. construction spending in July was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.36 trillion, rising 0.1% from June but down 0.1% from the year-ago period.  Year-to-date spending rose 4.0% from the first seven months of 2019 to $792.6 billion. Private construction spending increased 0.6% from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of

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In Memoriam: Maynard Sauder

Maynard Sauder of Sauder Woodworking passed away on August 28 at the age of 88.  Mr. Sauder joined the company in 1955 and served there for 55 years including assuming the role of President/CEO in 1975.  On behalf of staff and the membership, CPA extends our deepest condolences to Kevin Sauder and Garrett Tinsman and

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EPA Formaldehyde Risk Analysis Scoping Document and Final Fees List Released

EPA published today in the Federal Register two separate but related notices addressing the formaldehyde risk assessment under the Toxic Substances Control Act.  The first notice announces the completion of the final risk assessment scoping document for formaldehyde, along with 19 other chemicals.  The second notice finalizes the list of those companies that will be required to

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U.S. Home Sales Up in July

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 901,000, increasing 13.9% from June and 36.3% higher than the comparable month last year. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of July was 299,000, representing a 4.0-month supply at the current sales rate.

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Jim Buffington to Retire from Roseburg

Roseburg, Springfield, OR, announced the retirement of Jim Buffington effective October 1. Jim has been with Roseburg since 2006 and currently is the Director of Business Management. Bryan Kubitz will be promoted from Eastern Sales Manager for Engineered Wood Products to take over this position. Jim has been in the composite panel industry for 37

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Canadian Clean Fuel Standard Update

Following COVID-related delays, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) reinitiated the consultation process on the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) regulations this summer. ECCC projects that 30 megatonnes (MT) of carbon emission reductions will be achieved by the clean fuels program, with 5MT generated through the use of biomass. The CFS Technical Working Group (TWG) is

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U.S. Construction Spending Nearly Unchanged in July

U.S. construction spending in July was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.36 trillion, rising 0.1% from June but down 0.1% from the year-ago period.  Year-to-date spending rose 4.0% from the first seven months of 2019 to $792.6 billion. Private construction spending increased 0.6% from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of

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In Memoriam: Maynard Sauder

Maynard Sauder of Sauder Woodworking passed away on August 28 at the age of 88.  Mr. Sauder joined the company in 1955 and served there for 55 years including assuming the role of President/CEO in 1975.  On behalf of staff and the membership, CPA extends our deepest condolences to Kevin Sauder and Garrett Tinsman and

Read More »

EPA Formaldehyde Risk Analysis Scoping Document and Final Fees List Released

EPA published today in the Federal Register two separate but related notices addressing the formaldehyde risk assessment under the Toxic Substances Control Act.  The first notice announces the completion of the final risk assessment scoping document for formaldehyde, along with 19 other chemicals.  The second notice finalizes the list of those companies that will be required to

Read More »

U.S. Home Sales Up in July

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 901,000, increasing 13.9% from June and 36.3% higher than the comparable month last year. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of July was 299,000, representing a 4.0-month supply at the current sales rate.

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Jim Buffington to Retire from Roseburg

Roseburg, Springfield, OR, announced the retirement of Jim Buffington effective October 1. Jim has been with Roseburg since 2006 and currently is the Director of Business Management. Bryan Kubitz will be promoted from Eastern Sales Manager for Engineered Wood Products to take over this position. Jim has been in the composite panel industry for 37

Read More »

Canadian Clean Fuel Standard Update

Following COVID-related delays, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) reinitiated the consultation process on the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) regulations this summer. ECCC projects that 30 megatonnes (MT) of carbon emission reductions will be achieved by the clean fuels program, with 5MT generated through the use of biomass. The CFS Technical Working Group (TWG) is

Read More »
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