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Interior Design Billings Fall in August

Interior design billings from the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms fell nearly five points in August, bringing the Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) score to 51.6. Any score over 50 indicates growth. The Midwest led the three-month average at 60, with all regions registering in positive territory except for the Northeast which

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Canadian Construction Investment Down in August

Canadian building construction investment in August totaled $17.7 billion (CAD), dropping 2.0% from July but rising 10.7% over the previous year. Residential construction fell 2.9% from July to $13.02 billion and non-residential totals increased 0.6% in August to $4.7 billion. Single-family spending was down 2.6% from July to $7.0 billion but jumped 25.6% from August

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Canadian Manufacturing Mixed in August

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in August were $3.3 billion (CAD), decreasing 17.1% from July but up 6.8% from the comparable month in 2020. Sales of furniture and related products totaled $1.2 billion, rising 7.1% from July and growing 15.9% from August 2020. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries inched up 0.5% from July

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CPA Vaccine Mandate Survey Details Member Concerns

On September 9, President Biden issued an Executive Order, announcing that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would soon begin the development of an emergency temporary standard mandating that U.S. companies with more than 100 employees require COVID-19 vaccinations for all staff.  Alternatively, those not willing to be vaccinated would need to produce a

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CPA First Virtual Fall Meeting General Session October 19

In lieu of an in-person Fall Meeting, CPA will host a series of virtual General Sessions and committee meetings exclusively for members beginning in mid-October.  The first virtual General Session will be a peer-led panel titled “Navigating Business Beyond a Pandemic from the CPA Member Perspective” to be held on October 19 at 3pm ET. 

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Hexion Holdings to Divide into Two Companies

Hexion Holdings, Columbus, OH, announced plans to separate into two different companies. The two companies will be Hexion Holdings, comprising of the company’s adhesives, acids and derivatives lines, and Hexion Coatings and Composites (HCC) which will include epoxy-based coatings and composites products. HCC’s U.S. headquarters will be in Stafford, TX and the company will be

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Interior Design Billings Fall in August

Interior design billings from the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms fell nearly five points in August, bringing the Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) score to 51.6. Any score over 50 indicates growth. The Midwest led the three-month average at 60, with all regions registering in positive territory except for the Northeast which

Read More »

Canadian Construction Investment Down in August

Canadian building construction investment in August totaled $17.7 billion (CAD), dropping 2.0% from July but rising 10.7% over the previous year. Residential construction fell 2.9% from July to $13.02 billion and non-residential totals increased 0.6% in August to $4.7 billion. Single-family spending was down 2.6% from July to $7.0 billion but jumped 25.6% from August

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Canadian Manufacturing Mixed in August

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in August were $3.3 billion (CAD), decreasing 17.1% from July but up 6.8% from the comparable month in 2020. Sales of furniture and related products totaled $1.2 billion, rising 7.1% from July and growing 15.9% from August 2020. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries inched up 0.5% from July

Read More »

CPA Vaccine Mandate Survey Details Member Concerns

On September 9, President Biden issued an Executive Order, announcing that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would soon begin the development of an emergency temporary standard mandating that U.S. companies with more than 100 employees require COVID-19 vaccinations for all staff.  Alternatively, those not willing to be vaccinated would need to produce a

Read More »

CPA First Virtual Fall Meeting General Session October 19

In lieu of an in-person Fall Meeting, CPA will host a series of virtual General Sessions and committee meetings exclusively for members beginning in mid-October.  The first virtual General Session will be a peer-led panel titled “Navigating Business Beyond a Pandemic from the CPA Member Perspective” to be held on October 19 at 3pm ET. 

Read More »

Hexion Holdings to Divide into Two Companies

Hexion Holdings, Columbus, OH, announced plans to separate into two different companies. The two companies will be Hexion Holdings, comprising of the company’s adhesives, acids and derivatives lines, and Hexion Coatings and Composites (HCC) which will include epoxy-based coatings and composites products. HCC’s U.S. headquarters will be in Stafford, TX and the company will be

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