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U.S. Consumer Confidence Jumps in June

U.S. consumer confidence in June registered at 98.1, rising 14.2% from May, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index. The index measuring current business and labor market conditions increased from 68.4 in May to 86.2, and the short-term outlook for income, business and labor market rose from 97.6 last month to 106.0 in June.

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U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Up in May

Total seasonally adjusted shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in May rose 3.1% from April to $417 billion. U.S. wood product manufacturing shipments totaled $8.6 billion, down 4.0% from April. May shipments of furniture and related products increased 4.3% to $6.1 billion. New orders for all U.S. manufacturing increased 8.0% from April to $412.8 billion. 

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U.S. Construction Spending through May Exceeds 2019

U.S. construction spending in May was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.36 trillion, falling 2.1% from April but rising 0.3% from the year-ago period.  Year-to-date spending rose 5.7% from the first five months of 2019 to $543.2 billion. Private construction spending decreased 3.3% from April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of

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CPA Welcomes New Associate Members

The CPA Board of Directors recently voted to approve the following new Associate Members. Schrader Verfahrenstechnik GmbH, headquartered in Ennigerloh, Germany, manufactures technical evaporation systems for wood-based panel production plants to reduce wastewater.  The membership will be represented by Michael Brackmann, Sales Director Evaporation. See Schrader Verfahrenstechnik Greenlam America, Inc., based in Doral, Florida, is an

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Final Amendments Published for PCWP Air Toxics Standards

On June 8, EPA issued a pre-publication of the finalized amendments to the 2004 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) source category.  The amendments are considered minor and include: requiring testing every five years to improve performance of control technologies, other than biofilters (already required

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U.S. Initiates Inquiry on Hardwood Plywood Imports from Vietnam

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced this week that it has initiated an inquiry into whether Vietnamese imports of hardwood plywood that use components from China are circumventing the existing antidumping and countervailing duties for Chinese hardwood plywood.  Should Commerce preliminarily determine that Vietnamese plywood is circumventing the existing duties, then U.S. Customs and Border

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Jumps in June

U.S. consumer confidence in June registered at 98.1, rising 14.2% from May, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index. The index measuring current business and labor market conditions increased from 68.4 in May to 86.2, and the short-term outlook for income, business and labor market rose from 97.6 last month to 106.0 in June.

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U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Up in May

Total seasonally adjusted shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in May rose 3.1% from April to $417 billion. U.S. wood product manufacturing shipments totaled $8.6 billion, down 4.0% from April. May shipments of furniture and related products increased 4.3% to $6.1 billion. New orders for all U.S. manufacturing increased 8.0% from April to $412.8 billion. 

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U.S. Construction Spending through May Exceeds 2019

U.S. construction spending in May was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.36 trillion, falling 2.1% from April but rising 0.3% from the year-ago period.  Year-to-date spending rose 5.7% from the first five months of 2019 to $543.2 billion. Private construction spending decreased 3.3% from April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of

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CPA Welcomes New Associate Members

The CPA Board of Directors recently voted to approve the following new Associate Members. Schrader Verfahrenstechnik GmbH, headquartered in Ennigerloh, Germany, manufactures technical evaporation systems for wood-based panel production plants to reduce wastewater.  The membership will be represented by Michael Brackmann, Sales Director Evaporation. See Schrader Verfahrenstechnik Greenlam America, Inc., based in Doral, Florida, is an

Read More »

Final Amendments Published for PCWP Air Toxics Standards

On June 8, EPA issued a pre-publication of the finalized amendments to the 2004 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) source category.  The amendments are considered minor and include: requiring testing every five years to improve performance of control technologies, other than biofilters (already required

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U.S. Initiates Inquiry on Hardwood Plywood Imports from Vietnam

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced this week that it has initiated an inquiry into whether Vietnamese imports of hardwood plywood that use components from China are circumventing the existing antidumping and countervailing duties for Chinese hardwood plywood.  Should Commerce preliminarily determine that Vietnamese plywood is circumventing the existing duties, then U.S. Customs and Border

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