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Architectural Billings Increase in June

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) in June increased 8.0 points from May to 40.0 but still reflects a sentiment of poor business conditions at a majority of firms, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. Design contracts increased 10.9 points in June to 44.0. June billings showed stabilizations across

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Houzz Q3 Renovation Barometer Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels

The Q3 2020 Houzz Renovation Barometer tracking residential renovation market expectations and recent business activity in the construction and architectural design services industries was recently released. Almost all of the survey’s indicators showed that business rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. Within the construction sector, the Q3 Expected Business Activity Indicator increased 57 points from Q2 to

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Canadian Construction Investment Soars in May

Total investment in Canadian building construction in May was $13.4 billion (CAD), increasing 60.1% from April. Residential construction jumped 57% from April to $8.4 billion, and non-residential totals were 65.6% higher in May at $4.9 billion. Single-family spending rose 71.7% to $4.1 billion and multi-unit dwellings grew 45.2% to $4.3 billion compared to April. See Statistics

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Bestar-Bush Expands U.S. Operations

Bestar-Bush, Jamestown, NY, announced the addition of as many as 35 new manufacturing and 15 administrative employees to respond to increased demand in the home and commercial office furniture segments. The Jamestown plant suspended operations for nearly two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and work has resumed to deal with depleted inventory. Bestar acquired

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Roseburg Hires New Commercial Team Members

Roseburg, Springfield, OR, announced two additions to its commercial team effective August 1.  Michel Painchaud was named Business Manager–Canada, focusing primarily on the Pembroke MDF mill. Doug Asano was named Director of Sales Excellence and will serve on the Commercial Leadership Team, led by SVP-Chief Commercial Officer Ashlee Crib. See Roseburg

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Canadian Manufacturing Up in May

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in May were $2.15 billion, increasing 14.8% from April but down 12.2% from the comparable month last year. Furniture and related products rose 35.3% to $790 million from April but were 29.2% lower than May 2019. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries increased 10.7% from April to $40.1 billion

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Architectural Billings Increase in June

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) in June increased 8.0 points from May to 40.0 but still reflects a sentiment of poor business conditions at a majority of firms, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. Design contracts increased 10.9 points in June to 44.0. June billings showed stabilizations across

Read More »

Houzz Q3 Renovation Barometer Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels

The Q3 2020 Houzz Renovation Barometer tracking residential renovation market expectations and recent business activity in the construction and architectural design services industries was recently released. Almost all of the survey’s indicators showed that business rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. Within the construction sector, the Q3 Expected Business Activity Indicator increased 57 points from Q2 to

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Canadian Construction Investment Soars in May

Total investment in Canadian building construction in May was $13.4 billion (CAD), increasing 60.1% from April. Residential construction jumped 57% from April to $8.4 billion, and non-residential totals were 65.6% higher in May at $4.9 billion. Single-family spending rose 71.7% to $4.1 billion and multi-unit dwellings grew 45.2% to $4.3 billion compared to April. See Statistics

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Bestar-Bush Expands U.S. Operations

Bestar-Bush, Jamestown, NY, announced the addition of as many as 35 new manufacturing and 15 administrative employees to respond to increased demand in the home and commercial office furniture segments. The Jamestown plant suspended operations for nearly two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and work has resumed to deal with depleted inventory. Bestar acquired

Read More »

Roseburg Hires New Commercial Team Members

Roseburg, Springfield, OR, announced two additions to its commercial team effective August 1.  Michel Painchaud was named Business Manager–Canada, focusing primarily on the Pembroke MDF mill. Doug Asano was named Director of Sales Excellence and will serve on the Commercial Leadership Team, led by SVP-Chief Commercial Officer Ashlee Crib. See Roseburg

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Canadian Manufacturing Up in May

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in May were $2.15 billion, increasing 14.8% from April but down 12.2% from the comparable month last year. Furniture and related products rose 35.3% to $790 million from April but were 29.2% lower than May 2019. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries increased 10.7% from April to $40.1 billion

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