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CPA Welcomes New Member

The CPA Board of Directors recently voted to approve the following new Associate Member. Profol Americas Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA, is a global supplier of custom film products for a wide variety of applications including kitchen and bath cabinets, furniture, RV walls, flooring products, etc.  The membership will be represented by Amy Fuhlman, Strategic Marketing

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OSHA Withdraws COVID Vaccination Emergency Standard

Effective January 26, OSHA has withdrawn its emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring COVID-19 vaccination or testing for employees.  The ETS would have mandated that employers with more than 100 employees require staff to be vaccinated or tested weekly.  The rule was stayed by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month, which precipitated the withdrawal by

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NAM Provides Resources for 2022 Manufacturing Trends

The National Association of Manufacturer’s Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA), of which CPA is a member, recently published a document on the top trends in manufacturing for 2022.  The publication outlines trends, including workforce and supply chain challenges among others, and provides resources to assist manufacturers in navigating and addressing these issues. The CMA includes

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U.S. Home Sales Up in December

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in December 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 811,000, up 11.9% from November but down 14% from the comparable month last year. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of December 2021 was 403,000, representing a six-month supply at the current

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Consumer Confidence Down in January

U.S. consumer confidence in January registered at 113.8, down 1.4 points from a revised December 2021 score, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.  The index measuring current business and labor market conditions, rose 3.4 points from November to 148.2.  The short-term outlook for income, business and the labor market decreased 4.6 points in

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U.S. Remodeling Spending Strength May Recede Late 2022

The fourth quarter 2021 Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) expects the strong growth in the remodeling and repair industry to continue through Q3 2022 before easing by year-end, according to the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.  The LIRA predicts an 11.3% rise in the first quarter

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CPA Welcomes New Member

The CPA Board of Directors recently voted to approve the following new Associate Member. Profol Americas Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA, is a global supplier of custom film products for a wide variety of applications including kitchen and bath cabinets, furniture, RV walls, flooring products, etc.  The membership will be represented by Amy Fuhlman, Strategic Marketing

Read More »

OSHA Withdraws COVID Vaccination Emergency Standard

Effective January 26, OSHA has withdrawn its emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring COVID-19 vaccination or testing for employees.  The ETS would have mandated that employers with more than 100 employees require staff to be vaccinated or tested weekly.  The rule was stayed by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month, which precipitated the withdrawal by

Read More »

NAM Provides Resources for 2022 Manufacturing Trends

The National Association of Manufacturer’s Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA), of which CPA is a member, recently published a document on the top trends in manufacturing for 2022.  The publication outlines trends, including workforce and supply chain challenges among others, and provides resources to assist manufacturers in navigating and addressing these issues. The CMA includes

Read More »

U.S. Home Sales Up in December

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in December 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 811,000, up 11.9% from November but down 14% from the comparable month last year. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of December 2021 was 403,000, representing a six-month supply at the current

Read More »

Consumer Confidence Down in January

U.S. consumer confidence in January registered at 113.8, down 1.4 points from a revised December 2021 score, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.  The index measuring current business and labor market conditions, rose 3.4 points from November to 148.2.  The short-term outlook for income, business and the labor market decreased 4.6 points in

Read More »

U.S. Remodeling Spending Strength May Recede Late 2022

The fourth quarter 2021 Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) expects the strong growth in the remodeling and repair industry to continue through Q3 2022 before easing by year-end, according to the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.  The LIRA predicts an 11.3% rise in the first quarter

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