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Biden Signs Executive Order on Climate Change and Environmental Justice

President Biden issued a far-reaching and very detailed executive order on January 27 that will impact virtually all branches of government and have significant economic implications.  The order, titled “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” includes several key provisions that could present a direct challenge or opportunity for the composite panel industry.  CPA

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Arclin Names Bolduc CEO

Arclin, Atlanta, GA, announced today that Brad Bolduc was named CEO. Bolduc was most recently president of Arclin’s engineered surfaces division and replaces Russell C. Taylor who is retiring after nine years. See Arclin Press Release

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U.S. Home Sales Up in December

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in December 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 842,000, increasing 1.6% from November and 15.2% higher than the comparable month in 2019. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of December was 302,000, representing a 4.3-month supply at the current sales

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U.S. Home Remodeling Activity Down in Q4

U.S. remodeling activity in the fourth quarter of 2020 fell 3 points from the previous three months to 79, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI). The current market conditions indicator decreased 1 point to 85 and the future market index fell 5 points to 72 compared to the

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U.S. Architectural Billings Fall in December

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) in December 2020 decreased 3.7 points to 42.6, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score below 50 indicates a decline in billings. Design contracts dropped 0.1 points from November to 48.5, while inquiries rose for the fifth straight month. December billings remained

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U.S. Interior Design Billings Rise in December

The Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI), derived from a survey of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms, increased 3.2 points to 53.4 in December 2020. Any score over 50 indicates growth. Index levels for firms in the South and Northeast were in positive territory at 59.9 and 51.6, respectively. The Midwest contracted

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Biden Signs Executive Order on Climate Change and Environmental Justice

President Biden issued a far-reaching and very detailed executive order on January 27 that will impact virtually all branches of government and have significant economic implications.  The order, titled “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” includes several key provisions that could present a direct challenge or opportunity for the composite panel industry.  CPA

Read More »

Arclin Names Bolduc CEO

Arclin, Atlanta, GA, announced today that Brad Bolduc was named CEO. Bolduc was most recently president of Arclin’s engineered surfaces division and replaces Russell C. Taylor who is retiring after nine years. See Arclin Press Release

Read More »

U.S. Home Sales Up in December

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in December 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 842,000, increasing 1.6% from November and 15.2% higher than the comparable month in 2019. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of December was 302,000, representing a 4.3-month supply at the current sales

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U.S. Home Remodeling Activity Down in Q4

U.S. remodeling activity in the fourth quarter of 2020 fell 3 points from the previous three months to 79, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI). The current market conditions indicator decreased 1 point to 85 and the future market index fell 5 points to 72 compared to the

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U.S. Architectural Billings Fall in December

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) in December 2020 decreased 3.7 points to 42.6, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score below 50 indicates a decline in billings. Design contracts dropped 0.1 points from November to 48.5, while inquiries rose for the fifth straight month. December billings remained

Read More »

U.S. Interior Design Billings Rise in December

The Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI), derived from a survey of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms, increased 3.2 points to 53.4 in December 2020. Any score over 50 indicates growth. Index levels for firms in the South and Northeast were in positive territory at 59.9 and 51.6, respectively. The Midwest contracted

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