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U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Mixed in November

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in November 2020 were 8.3% higher than the comparable month in 2019 but fell 9.2% from October, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey.  Year-to-date cabinet sales rose 1.2% from the year-ago period. Semi-custom sales increased 6.3% from November 2019 but declined

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Mexico Manufacturing Falls in December

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in December 2020 was 42.4, down 1.3 points from November and the lowest reading in three months. Decreased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic led to the tenth straight month of decline in factory orders and triggered more job cuts. Though October 2019 was

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CPA Staffing Update

CPA welcomed Brian Sause to the staff this week as the Director of Certification and Industry Affairs.  Brian will have direct responsibility for managing and promoting CPA’s Grademark certification and inspection program as well as supporting other industry-related projects. He will report to Connie Klinkam, Senior Director, Technical Services. Brian has more than 20 years

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Biden Administration Transition Picks Up Speed

The ongoing transition from the Trump to the Biden Administration continues and received a new dose of energy with the Electoral College vote this week affirming Mr. Biden’s Presidential victory.  He has nominated a number of Cabinet level officials of interest to CPA, including: Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy: Former Governor of Michigan, presently law

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HDI Acquires River City Millwork

Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (HDI), Langley B.C., announced the purchase of River City Millwork, a supplier of doors, trim, and related millwork products. The acquired brands will operate under HDI’s Rugby Architectural Building Products line. See HDI

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U.S. Housing Starts Up in November

U.S. housing starts in November were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.55 million, up 1.2% from the revised October estimate and 12.8% higher than the comparable month last year. Single-family housing starts increased 0.4% from October to 1.19 million. U.S. building permits in November were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.64

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U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Mixed in November

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in November 2020 were 8.3% higher than the comparable month in 2019 but fell 9.2% from October, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey.  Year-to-date cabinet sales rose 1.2% from the year-ago period. Semi-custom sales increased 6.3% from November 2019 but declined

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Mexico Manufacturing Falls in December

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in December 2020 was 42.4, down 1.3 points from November and the lowest reading in three months. Decreased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic led to the tenth straight month of decline in factory orders and triggered more job cuts. Though October 2019 was

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CPA Staffing Update

CPA welcomed Brian Sause to the staff this week as the Director of Certification and Industry Affairs.  Brian will have direct responsibility for managing and promoting CPA’s Grademark certification and inspection program as well as supporting other industry-related projects. He will report to Connie Klinkam, Senior Director, Technical Services. Brian has more than 20 years

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Biden Administration Transition Picks Up Speed

The ongoing transition from the Trump to the Biden Administration continues and received a new dose of energy with the Electoral College vote this week affirming Mr. Biden’s Presidential victory.  He has nominated a number of Cabinet level officials of interest to CPA, including: Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy: Former Governor of Michigan, presently law

Read More »

HDI Acquires River City Millwork

Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (HDI), Langley B.C., announced the purchase of River City Millwork, a supplier of doors, trim, and related millwork products. The acquired brands will operate under HDI’s Rugby Architectural Building Products line. See HDI

Read More »

U.S. Housing Starts Up in November

U.S. housing starts in November were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.55 million, up 1.2% from the revised October estimate and 12.8% higher than the comparable month last year. Single-family housing starts increased 0.4% from October to 1.19 million. U.S. building permits in November were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.64

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