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OSHA Vaccine Mandate Paused

On November 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans, stayed the mandatory vaccination rule that was finalized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) last week.  As a result, the January 4 deadline for vaccinating all employees in companies with more than 100 employees, and the alternative

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U.S. Remodeling Spending Growth Expected to Remain Strong Through 2022

The second quarter Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) reported that strong growth in the remodeling and repair industry is expected to continue through 2022, according to the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.  The LIRA predicts 9.2% growth in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared the same

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Kitchen and Bath Sales Grow in September

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in September were 7.9% higher than the comparable month in 2020 and were up 5.7% from August, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey. Semi-custom sales decreased 0.1% from September 2020 but rose 5.8% from August. Custom cabinetry sales soared 27.2% over

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U.S. and Canadian Hotel Construction Down in Q3

The latest U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report by Lodging Econometrics reported that third quarter hotel projects totaled 4,837, down 8% compared to the same period in 2020. Total hotel rooms fell 10% from Q3 2020 to 592,259.  The declines were related to lingering COVID-19 pandemic project delays, increased inflation and interest rates, higher prices

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Canadian Construction Investment Falls Slightly in September

Canadian building construction investment in September fell 0.7% from August to $17.5 billion (CAD). Residential construction spending declined 1.6% to $12.7 billion from August, but non-residential totals increased 1.8% in September to $4.8 billion. Single-family spending declined 0.6% from August to $7.0 billion and multi-unit levels dropped 2.9% to $5.8 billion in September. See  Statistics

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Social Media Influencers Promote Composite Panels and Decorative Surfaces

          CPA has partnered with blogger and social media influencers Chris and Julia Marcum of Chris Loves Julia to create an Instagram Reel sharing first-hand experiences working with composite panels and decorative surfaces. The Chris Loves Julia Instagram account currently has over 740,000 devoted followers. The October 9 Instagram Reel was

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OSHA Vaccine Mandate Paused

On November 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans, stayed the mandatory vaccination rule that was finalized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) last week.  As a result, the January 4 deadline for vaccinating all employees in companies with more than 100 employees, and the alternative

Read More »

U.S. Remodeling Spending Growth Expected to Remain Strong Through 2022

The second quarter Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) reported that strong growth in the remodeling and repair industry is expected to continue through 2022, according to the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.  The LIRA predicts 9.2% growth in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared the same

Read More »

Kitchen and Bath Sales Grow in September

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in September were 7.9% higher than the comparable month in 2020 and were up 5.7% from August, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey. Semi-custom sales decreased 0.1% from September 2020 but rose 5.8% from August. Custom cabinetry sales soared 27.2% over

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U.S. and Canadian Hotel Construction Down in Q3

The latest U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report by Lodging Econometrics reported that third quarter hotel projects totaled 4,837, down 8% compared to the same period in 2020. Total hotel rooms fell 10% from Q3 2020 to 592,259.  The declines were related to lingering COVID-19 pandemic project delays, increased inflation and interest rates, higher prices

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Canadian Construction Investment Falls Slightly in September

Canadian building construction investment in September fell 0.7% from August to $17.5 billion (CAD). Residential construction spending declined 1.6% to $12.7 billion from August, but non-residential totals increased 1.8% in September to $4.8 billion. Single-family spending declined 0.6% from August to $7.0 billion and multi-unit levels dropped 2.9% to $5.8 billion in September. See  Statistics

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Social Media Influencers Promote Composite Panels and Decorative Surfaces

          CPA has partnered with blogger and social media influencers Chris and Julia Marcum of Chris Loves Julia to create an Instagram Reel sharing first-hand experiences working with composite panels and decorative surfaces. The Chris Loves Julia Instagram account currently has over 740,000 devoted followers. The October 9 Instagram Reel was

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