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Pantone Announced 2022 Color of the Year

For the first time ever, Pantone created a brand new color for its 2022 Color of the Year. Very Peri, a bright periwinkle blue, was chosen to encourage creativity and personal inventiveness. For over 20 years, the Pantone Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in fashion, home furnishings, industrial design,

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CPA Fall Meeting General Session Recording Available

CPA hosted its final Fall Meeting General Session on December 8, titled “Market Outlook for 2022 and Beyond for the Cabinet and Residential and Commercial Furniture Industries.” The General Session included presentations from key industry associations executives  Betsy Natz, President and CEO of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA); Andy Counts, CEO of the American

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Egger Announces NC Expansion

Egger, Lexington, N.C., announced plans to expand capacity by adding a third lamination production line to its particleboard facility. The new line should be operational by the end of 2022 and a $30 million wood recycling facility will be installed by early 2023. Up to 40 new jobs are expected to be created from the

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U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Increase in October

Seasonally adjusted shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in October rose 2% from September to $523.39 billion. Wood product shipments were up 1.0% in October to $11.46 billion compared to the prior month. Shipments of furniture and related products grew 1.1% from September to $6.13 billion. New orders for all U.S. manufacturing increased 1.0% from

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October Kitchen and Bath Sales Rise

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in October were 6.7% higher than the comparable month in 2020 and were up 0.8% from September, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey. Semi-custom sales decreased 0.6% from October 2020 but rose 5% from September. Custom cabinetry sales grew 10.7% over

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Interior Design Billings Decline in October

Interior design billings from the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms decreased more than two points in October, bringing the Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) score to 52.7. Any score over 50 indicates growth. The South led the three-month average at 56.1 followed by the Midwest at 55.0, while the West and Northeast

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Pantone Announced 2022 Color of the Year

For the first time ever, Pantone created a brand new color for its 2022 Color of the Year. Very Peri, a bright periwinkle blue, was chosen to encourage creativity and personal inventiveness. For over 20 years, the Pantone Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in fashion, home furnishings, industrial design,

Read More »

CPA Fall Meeting General Session Recording Available

CPA hosted its final Fall Meeting General Session on December 8, titled “Market Outlook for 2022 and Beyond for the Cabinet and Residential and Commercial Furniture Industries.” The General Session included presentations from key industry associations executives  Betsy Natz, President and CEO of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA); Andy Counts, CEO of the American

Read More »

Egger Announces NC Expansion

Egger, Lexington, N.C., announced plans to expand capacity by adding a third lamination production line to its particleboard facility. The new line should be operational by the end of 2022 and a $30 million wood recycling facility will be installed by early 2023. Up to 40 new jobs are expected to be created from the

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U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Increase in October

Seasonally adjusted shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in October rose 2% from September to $523.39 billion. Wood product shipments were up 1.0% in October to $11.46 billion compared to the prior month. Shipments of furniture and related products grew 1.1% from September to $6.13 billion. New orders for all U.S. manufacturing increased 1.0% from

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October Kitchen and Bath Sales Rise

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in October were 6.7% higher than the comparable month in 2020 and were up 0.8% from September, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey. Semi-custom sales decreased 0.6% from October 2020 but rose 5% from September. Custom cabinetry sales grew 10.7% over

Read More »

Interior Design Billings Decline in October

Interior design billings from the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms decreased more than two points in October, bringing the Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) score to 52.7. Any score over 50 indicates growth. The South led the three-month average at 56.1 followed by the Midwest at 55.0, while the West and Northeast

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