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Hotel Reservations and Exhibit Space Available for Spring Meeting

Hotel reservations are now being accepted for CPA’s 2022 Spring Meeting, May 1-3 (departure on the 4th), at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, CA. The meeting begins on Sunday with the annual golf tournament at 8am followed by the Welcome Reception at 6pm. The meeting concludes Tuesday evening with the Chairman’s Dinner following a full

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USDA Introduces “Climate Smart” Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), on February 7, introduced the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program designed to expand markets for U.S. agricultural and forestry products that are produced using practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon.  The $1 billion endeavor would fund short-term pilot programs that support the application of these climate-friendly

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Canadian Environmental Protection Act Amendments Introduced

On February 9, the Canadian government introduced bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act, which would modernize the 1999 Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). During the last session of Parliament, a bill to amend CEPA was introduced but it “dropped off” the agenda in August 2021, as is protocol when a federal

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CalPlant Names Freeman CEO

CalPlant, Willows, CA, announced the promotion of Geri Freeman from Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Logistics to Chief Executive Officer. Freeman will assume the leadership responsibilities from Jeff Wagner who will remain as Executive Chairman. Freeman has been with CalPlant for three years and has held senior leadership roles with other prominent companies in

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HDI Finalizes Acquisition of Mid-Am Building Products

Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (HDI), Langley B.C., announced the completion of the acquisition of Mid-Am Building Products. Mid-Am was founded in 1967 and is a wholesale distributor of building products, including doors and millwork, to the Midwest. Mid-Am will continue to operate under its current name. See HDI

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Canadian Construction Investment Increases in December

Canadian building construction investment in December 2021 was up 1.9% from November to $18.4 billion (CAD). Residential construction spending grew 2.2% from November to $13.4 billion, and non-residential totals were up 1.1% in December to $4.9 billion. Single-family spending increased 3.5% from November to $7.4 billion and multi-unit levels rose 0.7% to $6.1 billion in

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Hotel Reservations and Exhibit Space Available for Spring Meeting

Hotel reservations are now being accepted for CPA’s 2022 Spring Meeting, May 1-3 (departure on the 4th), at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, CA. The meeting begins on Sunday with the annual golf tournament at 8am followed by the Welcome Reception at 6pm. The meeting concludes Tuesday evening with the Chairman’s Dinner following a full

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USDA Introduces “Climate Smart” Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), on February 7, introduced the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program designed to expand markets for U.S. agricultural and forestry products that are produced using practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon.  The $1 billion endeavor would fund short-term pilot programs that support the application of these climate-friendly

Read More »

Canadian Environmental Protection Act Amendments Introduced

On February 9, the Canadian government introduced bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act, which would modernize the 1999 Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). During the last session of Parliament, a bill to amend CEPA was introduced but it “dropped off” the agenda in August 2021, as is protocol when a federal

Read More »

CalPlant Names Freeman CEO

CalPlant, Willows, CA, announced the promotion of Geri Freeman from Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Logistics to Chief Executive Officer. Freeman will assume the leadership responsibilities from Jeff Wagner who will remain as Executive Chairman. Freeman has been with CalPlant for three years and has held senior leadership roles with other prominent companies in

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HDI Finalizes Acquisition of Mid-Am Building Products

Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (HDI), Langley B.C., announced the completion of the acquisition of Mid-Am Building Products. Mid-Am was founded in 1967 and is a wholesale distributor of building products, including doors and millwork, to the Midwest. Mid-Am will continue to operate under its current name. See HDI

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Canadian Construction Investment Increases in December

Canadian building construction investment in December 2021 was up 1.9% from November to $18.4 billion (CAD). Residential construction spending grew 2.2% from November to $13.4 billion, and non-residential totals were up 1.1% in December to $4.9 billion. Single-family spending increased 3.5% from November to $7.4 billion and multi-unit levels rose 0.7% to $6.1 billion in

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