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Q1 Canadian Hotel Pipeline Slows

Canadian hotel construction was down in the first quarter, with 259 projects representing 35,432 rooms under construction. Projects in Canada decreased 15% compared to Q1 2020, with 12% fewer rooms under construction than the year-ago period, due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and inter-provincial and international travel restrictions. Top cities for construction were Toronto with 59

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2020 CPA Safety Awards Announced

This week CPA announced the recipients of the 2020 Safety Awards. Traditionally, the prestigious awards are presented at the CPA Spring Chairman’s dinner, however in this unusual year the 2020 Safety Awards were named during the Production-Technical Committee meeting. Safety Awards are given to participating manufacturing plants with exemplary safety records, including acknowledgments for long-term,

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2020 Safety Innovation Award Named

During this week’s CPA Production-Technical Committee, CPA awarded Arauco North America’s MDF plant in Moncure, South Carolina with the 2020 Safety Innovation Award. The Safety Innovation Award recognizes a mill that has instituted a new policy, process or technology that has made it a safer place to work. The Moncure plant’s use of a light

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Manufacturing Institute Report Examines Manufacturing Employment Challenges

The Manufacturing Institute, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers, commissioned Deloitte to do an analysis of the state of the manufacturing workforce as a follow-up to a similar 2018 study.  The new analysis found some similar conclusions to those from 2018, including a widening gap between the available manufacturing positions and the availability

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March U.S. Construction Up Slightly

U.S. construction spending in March was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.51 trillion, up 0.2% from February and 5.3% higher than the year prior.  Private construction spending increased 0.7% from February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.17 trillion.  Residential levels for March rose 1.7% from the previous month to $725.2

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Strong in April

U.S. consumer confidence in April registered at 121.7, rising 12.7 points from March and the highest level since February 2020, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.  The index measuring current business and labor market conditions gained 29.5 points from March to 139.6, while the short-term outlook for income, business and the labor market

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Q1 Canadian Hotel Pipeline Slows

Canadian hotel construction was down in the first quarter, with 259 projects representing 35,432 rooms under construction. Projects in Canada decreased 15% compared to Q1 2020, with 12% fewer rooms under construction than the year-ago period, due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and inter-provincial and international travel restrictions. Top cities for construction were Toronto with 59

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2020 CPA Safety Awards Announced

This week CPA announced the recipients of the 2020 Safety Awards. Traditionally, the prestigious awards are presented at the CPA Spring Chairman’s dinner, however in this unusual year the 2020 Safety Awards were named during the Production-Technical Committee meeting. Safety Awards are given to participating manufacturing plants with exemplary safety records, including acknowledgments for long-term,

Read More »

2020 Safety Innovation Award Named

During this week’s CPA Production-Technical Committee, CPA awarded Arauco North America’s MDF plant in Moncure, South Carolina with the 2020 Safety Innovation Award. The Safety Innovation Award recognizes a mill that has instituted a new policy, process or technology that has made it a safer place to work. The Moncure plant’s use of a light

Read More »

Manufacturing Institute Report Examines Manufacturing Employment Challenges

The Manufacturing Institute, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers, commissioned Deloitte to do an analysis of the state of the manufacturing workforce as a follow-up to a similar 2018 study.  The new analysis found some similar conclusions to those from 2018, including a widening gap between the available manufacturing positions and the availability

Read More »

March U.S. Construction Up Slightly

U.S. construction spending in March was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.51 trillion, up 0.2% from February and 5.3% higher than the year prior.  Private construction spending increased 0.7% from February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.17 trillion.  Residential levels for March rose 1.7% from the previous month to $725.2

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Strong in April

U.S. consumer confidence in April registered at 121.7, rising 12.7 points from March and the highest level since February 2020, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.  The index measuring current business and labor market conditions gained 29.5 points from March to 139.6, while the short-term outlook for income, business and the labor market

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