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Jim Buffington to Retire from Roseburg

Roseburg, Springfield, OR, announced the retirement of Jim Buffington effective October 1. Jim has been with Roseburg since 2006 and currently is the Director of Business Management. Bryan Kubitz will be promoted from Eastern Sales Manager for Engineered Wood Products to take over this position. Jim has been in the composite panel industry for 37

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Canadian Clean Fuel Standard Update

Following COVID-related delays, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) reinitiated the consultation process on the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) regulations this summer. ECCC projects that 30 megatonnes (MT) of carbon emission reductions will be achieved by the clean fuels program, with 5MT generated through the use of biomass. The CFS Technical Working Group (TWG) is

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CPA Submits Canadian 2021 Budget Recommendations

On August 7, CPA participated in the Government of Canada’s 2021 pre-budget consultation process through a formal submission to the Standing Committee on Finance. In the past, CPA has worked indirectly with various government agencies on the budget and members have benefitted from government funding programs intended to support the broader Canadian wood products industry.

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Retailers Seeing Increased Demand for Large-Scale TV Consoles

Trend data accumulated by Furniture Today magazine, revealed that retailers are seeing increased demand for larger-sized TV consoles.  Retailers responded that both the increasing size and price drops of large TVs plus time spent at home watching concerts, sporting events and streaming shows are contributing to growth in this furniture segment.  While home office continues to be

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Architectural Billings Unchanged in July

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) in July was unchanged from June at 40.0, still reflecting a sentiment of poor business conditions at most firms, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. Design contracts fell 2.3 points in July to 41.7. July billings stabilized across all regions, except for the

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Canadian Construction Investment Up in June

Total investment in Canadian building construction in June was $12.0 billion (CAD), rising 14.9% from May. Residential construction increased 12.2% from May to $9.4 billion, and non-residential totals were 11.6% higher in June at $5.5 billion. Single-family spending gained 13.0% to $4.7 billion in June and multi-unit dwellings grew 11.4% to $4.7 billion compared to

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Jim Buffington to Retire from Roseburg

Roseburg, Springfield, OR, announced the retirement of Jim Buffington effective October 1. Jim has been with Roseburg since 2006 and currently is the Director of Business Management. Bryan Kubitz will be promoted from Eastern Sales Manager for Engineered Wood Products to take over this position. Jim has been in the composite panel industry for 37

Read More »

Canadian Clean Fuel Standard Update

Following COVID-related delays, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) reinitiated the consultation process on the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) regulations this summer. ECCC projects that 30 megatonnes (MT) of carbon emission reductions will be achieved by the clean fuels program, with 5MT generated through the use of biomass. The CFS Technical Working Group (TWG) is

Read More »

CPA Submits Canadian 2021 Budget Recommendations

On August 7, CPA participated in the Government of Canada’s 2021 pre-budget consultation process through a formal submission to the Standing Committee on Finance. In the past, CPA has worked indirectly with various government agencies on the budget and members have benefitted from government funding programs intended to support the broader Canadian wood products industry.

Read More »

Retailers Seeing Increased Demand for Large-Scale TV Consoles

Trend data accumulated by Furniture Today magazine, revealed that retailers are seeing increased demand for larger-sized TV consoles.  Retailers responded that both the increasing size and price drops of large TVs plus time spent at home watching concerts, sporting events and streaming shows are contributing to growth in this furniture segment.  While home office continues to be

Read More »

Architectural Billings Unchanged in July

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) in July was unchanged from June at 40.0, still reflecting a sentiment of poor business conditions at most firms, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. Design contracts fell 2.3 points in July to 41.7. July billings stabilized across all regions, except for the

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Canadian Construction Investment Up in June

Total investment in Canadian building construction in June was $12.0 billion (CAD), rising 14.9% from May. Residential construction increased 12.2% from May to $9.4 billion, and non-residential totals were 11.6% higher in June at $5.5 billion. Single-family spending gained 13.0% to $4.7 billion in June and multi-unit dwellings grew 11.4% to $4.7 billion compared to

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