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EPA Allows Facilities to Change NESHAP Regulatory Status

On November 19, EPA finalized a rule which would allow a facility subject to a national emission standard for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) standard (such as the plywood and composite wood panel NESHAP) to move from being classified as a “major” source to being an “area” source.  Major sources are those that have more than

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Schattdecor to Add Lacquering Line

Schattdecor, Inc., Maryland Heights, MO, announced that it will add a new lacquering line to expand capacity at its Lexington, SC location. The line is expected to be completed in late 2021. See Schattdecor

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U.S. Home Sales Dip Slightly in October

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 999,000, decreasing 0.3% from September but were 41.5% higher than the comparable month last year.  The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of October was 278,000, representing a 3.3-month supply at the current sales

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U.S. Construction Up in October

U.S. construction spending in October was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.44 trillion, rising 1.3% from September and up 3.7% from the year-ago period.  Year-to-date spending grew 4.3% from the first ten months of 2019 to $1.19 billion. Private construction spending increased 1.4% from September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of

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Canadian Building Permits Down in October

Canadian building permits in October decreased 14.6% from September to $8.17 billion (CAD) and were down 3.3% from the year-ago period.  Residential authorizations fell 5.9% from September to $5.68 billion but climbed 13.1% from October 2019.  Single-family totals reached $2.68 billion, down 2.2% from September but up 24.4% from the prior year.  Multi-family levels were

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U.S. Furniture Sales Continue to See Huge Gains in September

U.S. residential furniture factory orders in September rose 43% from the comparable month in 2019 with nearly 91% of manufacturers reporting increases, according to a recent survey of manufacturers and distributors. The continued rise in September helped year-to-date orders grow 11% from 2019, with 56% of survey respondents reporting higher levels than the year-ago period.

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EPA Allows Facilities to Change NESHAP Regulatory Status

On November 19, EPA finalized a rule which would allow a facility subject to a national emission standard for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) standard (such as the plywood and composite wood panel NESHAP) to move from being classified as a “major” source to being an “area” source.  Major sources are those that have more than

Read More »

Schattdecor to Add Lacquering Line

Schattdecor, Inc., Maryland Heights, MO, announced that it will add a new lacquering line to expand capacity at its Lexington, SC location. The line is expected to be completed in late 2021. See Schattdecor

Read More »

U.S. Home Sales Dip Slightly in October

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 999,000, decreasing 0.3% from September but were 41.5% higher than the comparable month last year.  The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of October was 278,000, representing a 3.3-month supply at the current sales

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U.S. Construction Up in October

U.S. construction spending in October was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.44 trillion, rising 1.3% from September and up 3.7% from the year-ago period.  Year-to-date spending grew 4.3% from the first ten months of 2019 to $1.19 billion. Private construction spending increased 1.4% from September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of

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Canadian Building Permits Down in October

Canadian building permits in October decreased 14.6% from September to $8.17 billion (CAD) and were down 3.3% from the year-ago period.  Residential authorizations fell 5.9% from September to $5.68 billion but climbed 13.1% from October 2019.  Single-family totals reached $2.68 billion, down 2.2% from September but up 24.4% from the prior year.  Multi-family levels were

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U.S. Furniture Sales Continue to See Huge Gains in September

U.S. residential furniture factory orders in September rose 43% from the comparable month in 2019 with nearly 91% of manufacturers reporting increases, according to a recent survey of manufacturers and distributors. The continued rise in September helped year-to-date orders grow 11% from 2019, with 56% of survey respondents reporting higher levels than the year-ago period.

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