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U.S. Home Sales Soar in March

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.02 million, increasing 20.7% from February and 66.8% higher than the comparable month last year. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of March was 307,000, representing a 3.6-month supply at the current sales

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Houzz Q2 Renovation Barometer Continues Growth

The recently released Q2 2021 Houzz Renovation Barometer proved that the confidence for renovation activity remained strong following a robust first quarter. The Barometer tracks residential renovation market expectations and recent business activity in the construction and architectural design services industries. Within the construction sector, the Expected Business Activity Indicator for the second quarter rose

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U.S. RV Shipments Break Records

The U.S. RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers reported that March shipments reached a monthly record at 54,291 units, rising 5% over the previous high in March 2018. The total for the quarter was 148,507 RVs shipped, almost 10% higher than the previous record-breaking period in 2018. See RV Industry Association

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Canadian Furniture Store and Building Material Supply Sales Increase

Canadian retail furniture store sales in February increased 8.5% over the same month in 2020 and 27.1 % over January to $1.14 billion (CAD).  Building material dealers sales jumped 29% in February to $4.2 billion and rose 3.5% from January. Total Canadian retail sales increased 4.8% to $55.1 billion from January and up 6.0% from

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North American Hotel Construction Down in March

North American hotel construction in March was down 11.6% with 240,635 rooms compared to the same month in 2020. Rooms in “final planning” dropped 13.4% to 254,389, but rooms “in planning” grew 2.8% over March 2020 to 265,702. The U.S. saw the most growth worldwide with 26,057 room constructed in the first quarter.  See STR

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ITC Offers Formaldehyde Emissions Training

CPA’s International Testing Center (ITC) will host a 1.5-day training for composite panel mill quality control (QC) laboratory personnel at its facility in Leesburg, VA from June 23-24, 2021.  The training is designed for both seasoned laboratory technicians as well as new employees and will be conducted by ITC staff.  Participants will learn calibration curve

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U.S. Home Sales Soar in March

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.02 million, increasing 20.7% from February and 66.8% higher than the comparable month last year. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of March was 307,000, representing a 3.6-month supply at the current sales

Read More »

Houzz Q2 Renovation Barometer Continues Growth

The recently released Q2 2021 Houzz Renovation Barometer proved that the confidence for renovation activity remained strong following a robust first quarter. The Barometer tracks residential renovation market expectations and recent business activity in the construction and architectural design services industries. Within the construction sector, the Expected Business Activity Indicator for the second quarter rose

Read More »

U.S. RV Shipments Break Records

The U.S. RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers reported that March shipments reached a monthly record at 54,291 units, rising 5% over the previous high in March 2018. The total for the quarter was 148,507 RVs shipped, almost 10% higher than the previous record-breaking period in 2018. See RV Industry Association

Read More »

Canadian Furniture Store and Building Material Supply Sales Increase

Canadian retail furniture store sales in February increased 8.5% over the same month in 2020 and 27.1 % over January to $1.14 billion (CAD).  Building material dealers sales jumped 29% in February to $4.2 billion and rose 3.5% from January. Total Canadian retail sales increased 4.8% to $55.1 billion from January and up 6.0% from

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North American Hotel Construction Down in March

North American hotel construction in March was down 11.6% with 240,635 rooms compared to the same month in 2020. Rooms in “final planning” dropped 13.4% to 254,389, but rooms “in planning” grew 2.8% over March 2020 to 265,702. The U.S. saw the most growth worldwide with 26,057 room constructed in the first quarter.  See STR

Read More »

ITC Offers Formaldehyde Emissions Training

CPA’s International Testing Center (ITC) will host a 1.5-day training for composite panel mill quality control (QC) laboratory personnel at its facility in Leesburg, VA from June 23-24, 2021.  The training is designed for both seasoned laboratory technicians as well as new employees and will be conducted by ITC staff.  Participants will learn calibration curve

Read More »
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