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U.S. Builder Confidence Falls in March

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in March fell 2 points from February to 82 points on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component measuring current sales conditions dropped 3 points from February to 87 but sales expectations for the next six months grew 3 points to

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Canadian Manufacturing Soars over January 2020

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in January were $4.07 billion (CAD), increasing 9.1% from December 2020 and jumped 64.3% from the comparable month in 2020. Sales of furniture and related products totaled $1.09 billion, rising 6.5% from December but 3% lower than January 2020. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries rose 3.1% from December

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Canadian Housing Starts Dip in February

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in February was 245,922 units, down 13.5% from January. The SAAR of urban starts fell 14% to 231,042 in February. Multiple urban starts dropped 15.8% to 163,757 and single-family levels declined 9.3% to 67,285 from January. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

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2021 Buyers Guide Debuts in New Format

The 2021 CPA Buyers Guide, appearing in the fourth edition of Surface & Panel’s The Master, is now available online. The completely redesigned digital format provides an interactive experience of the most comprehensive resource available to understand and specify composite panels and decorative surfaces. The Guide includes in-depth product specification pages, detailed product descriptions and company-specific

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CPA Seeking Stakeholders for ANSI Particleboard and MDF Standards Revision

CPA is the accredited standards developer for ANSI A208.1 Particleboard and ANSI A208.2 Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) for Interior Applications. These standards were last approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 2016 and must be revised or reaffirmed on a five-year cycle, or more frequently, if appropriate.   On March 8, 2021, CPA filed

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CPA Submits Comments on Canadian Proposed Clean Fuel Regulations

On March 2, CPA submitted comments on Canada’s proposed Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR). The objective of the CFR is to reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of liquid fossil fuels produced or imported into Canada by mandating annual reductions between 2022 and 2030. The proposed regulations provide flexibility for liquid fossil fuel suppliers to achieve obligations

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U.S. Builder Confidence Falls in March

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in March fell 2 points from February to 82 points on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component measuring current sales conditions dropped 3 points from February to 87 but sales expectations for the next six months grew 3 points to

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Canadian Manufacturing Soars over January 2020

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in January were $4.07 billion (CAD), increasing 9.1% from December 2020 and jumped 64.3% from the comparable month in 2020. Sales of furniture and related products totaled $1.09 billion, rising 6.5% from December but 3% lower than January 2020. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries rose 3.1% from December

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Canadian Housing Starts Dip in February

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in February was 245,922 units, down 13.5% from January. The SAAR of urban starts fell 14% to 231,042 in February. Multiple urban starts dropped 15.8% to 163,757 and single-family levels declined 9.3% to 67,285 from January. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

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2021 Buyers Guide Debuts in New Format

The 2021 CPA Buyers Guide, appearing in the fourth edition of Surface & Panel’s The Master, is now available online. The completely redesigned digital format provides an interactive experience of the most comprehensive resource available to understand and specify composite panels and decorative surfaces. The Guide includes in-depth product specification pages, detailed product descriptions and company-specific

Read More »

CPA Seeking Stakeholders for ANSI Particleboard and MDF Standards Revision

CPA is the accredited standards developer for ANSI A208.1 Particleboard and ANSI A208.2 Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) for Interior Applications. These standards were last approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 2016 and must be revised or reaffirmed on a five-year cycle, or more frequently, if appropriate.   On March 8, 2021, CPA filed

Read More »

CPA Submits Comments on Canadian Proposed Clean Fuel Regulations

On March 2, CPA submitted comments on Canada’s proposed Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR). The objective of the CFR is to reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of liquid fossil fuels produced or imported into Canada by mandating annual reductions between 2022 and 2030. The proposed regulations provide flexibility for liquid fossil fuel suppliers to achieve obligations

Read More »
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