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R.E.D. Foundation Scholarship Winners Announced

The Robert E. Dougherty (R.E.D.) Educational Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2021 Intern Scholarship Program.  The mission of the Scholarship Program is to provide educational financial support to individuals that have interned in the composite panel industry.  On May 12, the Foundation Board approved the Scholarship Committee’s recommendations to award scholarships

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Second Quarter Composite Panel Trends Commentary Published

The first quarter edition of the Composite Panel Trends commentary is now available.  The quarterly commentary, written by industry veteran Jim Buffington, reviews composite panel industry performance as related to other relevant economic indicators.  Mr. Buffington has more than 35 years of business management, distribution and product development experience with the composite panel industry. He also served

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Fastmarkets RISI Particleboard and MDF Commentary Published

The April issue of the Particleboard and MDF Commentary has been published and includes detailed economic analysis of the North American markets.  The Commentary is published by Fastmarkets RISI monthly and permits CPA to republish issues on a quarterly basis as a benefit to members.  See Particleboard and MDF Commentary

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Kitchen & Bath Market Index Reaches Record High in Q1

The Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI), produced jointly by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, jumped 14.8 points from Q4 2020 to 79.8 in the first quarter. Any score above 50 indicates sales growth. The index measuring current conditions was 78.0, up 18.2 points from Q4. The

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U.S. Interior Design Billings Slip in March

The Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) in March decreased 1.3 points to 59.7, according to the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms. Any score over 50 indicates growth. All geographic regions were higher than 50, with the South and Northeast leading at 64.5 and 64.2 respectively.  The March index measuring project inquiries jumped

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March Canadian Construction Investment Breaks Records

Canadian building construction investment in March grew 5.9% from February to a record $18.6 billion (CAD). Residential construction also reached an all-time high, up 7.6% to $14 billion.  Single-family spending increased for the sixth-straight month, soaring 10.7% to $7.8 billion in March, and multi-unit levels expanded 3.9% from February to $6.2 billion. Non-residential totals rose

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R.E.D. Foundation Scholarship Winners Announced

The Robert E. Dougherty (R.E.D.) Educational Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2021 Intern Scholarship Program.  The mission of the Scholarship Program is to provide educational financial support to individuals that have interned in the composite panel industry.  On May 12, the Foundation Board approved the Scholarship Committee’s recommendations to award scholarships

Read More »

Second Quarter Composite Panel Trends Commentary Published

The first quarter edition of the Composite Panel Trends commentary is now available.  The quarterly commentary, written by industry veteran Jim Buffington, reviews composite panel industry performance as related to other relevant economic indicators.  Mr. Buffington has more than 35 years of business management, distribution and product development experience with the composite panel industry. He also served

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Fastmarkets RISI Particleboard and MDF Commentary Published

The April issue of the Particleboard and MDF Commentary has been published and includes detailed economic analysis of the North American markets.  The Commentary is published by Fastmarkets RISI monthly and permits CPA to republish issues on a quarterly basis as a benefit to members.  See Particleboard and MDF Commentary

Read More »

Kitchen & Bath Market Index Reaches Record High in Q1

The Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI), produced jointly by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, jumped 14.8 points from Q4 2020 to 79.8 in the first quarter. Any score above 50 indicates sales growth. The index measuring current conditions was 78.0, up 18.2 points from Q4. The

Read More »

U.S. Interior Design Billings Slip in March

The Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) in March decreased 1.3 points to 59.7, according to the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms. Any score over 50 indicates growth. All geographic regions were higher than 50, with the South and Northeast leading at 64.5 and 64.2 respectively.  The March index measuring project inquiries jumped

Read More »

March Canadian Construction Investment Breaks Records

Canadian building construction investment in March grew 5.9% from February to a record $18.6 billion (CAD). Residential construction also reached an all-time high, up 7.6% to $14 billion.  Single-family spending increased for the sixth-straight month, soaring 10.7% to $7.8 billion in March, and multi-unit levels expanded 3.9% from February to $6.2 billion. Non-residential totals rose

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