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Canadian Wood Products Manufacturing Up over 2019

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in June were $2.45 billion (CAD), increasing 11.7% from May and up 2.5% from the comparable month last year. Furniture and related products rose 13.2% to $926 million from May but were 14.7% lower than June 2019. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries increased by a record 20.7% from

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U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Trend Upward

The Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI), produced jointly by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, reported that sales rose 3.2 points from Q1 to 44.2 in the second quarter. A score of 50 indicates flat sales growth. The index measuring current conditions was 31.1, down from 46.9

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Commerce Department Issues Preliminary Determinations on Wood Mouldings and Millwork from China and Brazil

The U.S. Commerce Department issued preliminary determinations regarding sales of wood mouldings and millwork from China and Brazil. These determinations follow investigations by the International Trade Commission into sales launched after the Coalition of American Millwork Producers filed a claim against the two countries in January. The scope of covered products is defined as: “…wood

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EPA Publishes Final Plywood and Composite Wood Products RTR

On August 13, EPA published the final amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the plywood and composite panel industries.  This rule, otherwise known as the Risk and Technology Review (RTR), was required to be completed by EPA eight years after the initial promulgation of the original plywood NESHAP standard

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Reminder EPA to Host Laminated Products Webinar

The U.S. EPA announced in July that it will host a virtual workshop on September 8 from 9:30-5:30 pm EDT on the regulation of laminated products under TSCA Title VI.  Laminated products are defined under TSCA Title VI as a composite or veneer core with attached wood or woody grass veneer (e.g., bamboo) made by

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From the President’s Desk

As I finish out my second week with CPA, I have received a thorough overview of CPA’s programs and services and am very impressed by what I’ve learned and by the engagement of staff and members. During this unique time where face-to-face interactions are prohibited, I plan to use this newsletter to provide regular briefings

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Canadian Wood Products Manufacturing Up over 2019

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in June were $2.45 billion (CAD), increasing 11.7% from May and up 2.5% from the comparable month last year. Furniture and related products rose 13.2% to $926 million from May but were 14.7% lower than June 2019. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries increased by a record 20.7% from

Read More »

U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Trend Upward

The Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI), produced jointly by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, reported that sales rose 3.2 points from Q1 to 44.2 in the second quarter. A score of 50 indicates flat sales growth. The index measuring current conditions was 31.1, down from 46.9

Read More »

Commerce Department Issues Preliminary Determinations on Wood Mouldings and Millwork from China and Brazil

The U.S. Commerce Department issued preliminary determinations regarding sales of wood mouldings and millwork from China and Brazil. These determinations follow investigations by the International Trade Commission into sales launched after the Coalition of American Millwork Producers filed a claim against the two countries in January. The scope of covered products is defined as: “…wood

Read More »

EPA Publishes Final Plywood and Composite Wood Products RTR

On August 13, EPA published the final amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the plywood and composite panel industries.  This rule, otherwise known as the Risk and Technology Review (RTR), was required to be completed by EPA eight years after the initial promulgation of the original plywood NESHAP standard

Read More »

Reminder EPA to Host Laminated Products Webinar

The U.S. EPA announced in July that it will host a virtual workshop on September 8 from 9:30-5:30 pm EDT on the regulation of laminated products under TSCA Title VI.  Laminated products are defined under TSCA Title VI as a composite or veneer core with attached wood or woody grass veneer (e.g., bamboo) made by

Read More »

From the President’s Desk

As I finish out my second week with CPA, I have received a thorough overview of CPA’s programs and services and am very impressed by what I’ve learned and by the engagement of staff and members. During this unique time where face-to-face interactions are prohibited, I plan to use this newsletter to provide regular briefings

Read More »
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