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U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Up in November

Seasonally adjusted shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in November 2020 rose 0.7% from October to $492.9 billion. Wood product shipments grew 1.0% to $10.3 billion over October. November shipments of furniture and related products decreased 0.8% to $6.5 billion. New orders for all U.S. manufacturing increased for the seventh straight month, up 1.0% from

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Canadian Construction Investment Down Slightly in November

Total investment in Canadian building construction in November 2020 was $15.3 billion (CAD), dipping 0.1% from October, the third straight month of declines. Residential construction decreased 0.1% from October to $10.8 billion, while non-residential totals remained unchanged in November at $4.4 billion. Single-family spending increased 2.1% to $5.6 billion in November, however multi-unit levels fell

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IKEA Parent Company Purchases More U.S. Forestland

IKEA parent company, Ingka Group, recently announced the purchase of 10,840 acres of forestland in southeast Georgia from the Conservation Fund, an environmental non-profit organization. When combined with previously owned acreage across several southeastern states, the Ingka Group now owns roughly 136,000 acres of U.S. forestland.  The Group must abide by existing Conservation Fund agreements

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2021 CPA Executive Officers Take the Helm

CPA’s 2021 Board of Directors leadership team takes office this week.  David Smith of Timber Products will serve as the 2021 CPA Board Chairman with Steve Carroll of Arauco North America as Vice Chairman and Dan Beaty of Langboard as Secretary/Treasurer.  Pat Aldred of GP Wood Products completed his term as CPA Chairman at the

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EPA Publishes Science Transparency Rule

This week, EPA published a rule addressing the scientific data and research results that will form the basis for the agency’s rules going forward.  The rule has been in the works for several years and was a cornerstone of efforts by the Trump Administration to build public trust in the data/science underpinning federal environmental rulemaking.  In

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Canada Releases New Climate Plan

On December 11, 2020, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy: Canada’s strengthened climate plan to create jobs and support people, communities, and the planet. The plan includes 64 updated or new policies and programs to drive Canada’s achievement of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Notable items in the

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U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Up in November

Seasonally adjusted shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in November 2020 rose 0.7% from October to $492.9 billion. Wood product shipments grew 1.0% to $10.3 billion over October. November shipments of furniture and related products decreased 0.8% to $6.5 billion. New orders for all U.S. manufacturing increased for the seventh straight month, up 1.0% from

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Canadian Construction Investment Down Slightly in November

Total investment in Canadian building construction in November 2020 was $15.3 billion (CAD), dipping 0.1% from October, the third straight month of declines. Residential construction decreased 0.1% from October to $10.8 billion, while non-residential totals remained unchanged in November at $4.4 billion. Single-family spending increased 2.1% to $5.6 billion in November, however multi-unit levels fell

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IKEA Parent Company Purchases More U.S. Forestland

IKEA parent company, Ingka Group, recently announced the purchase of 10,840 acres of forestland in southeast Georgia from the Conservation Fund, an environmental non-profit organization. When combined with previously owned acreage across several southeastern states, the Ingka Group now owns roughly 136,000 acres of U.S. forestland.  The Group must abide by existing Conservation Fund agreements

Read More »

2021 CPA Executive Officers Take the Helm

CPA’s 2021 Board of Directors leadership team takes office this week.  David Smith of Timber Products will serve as the 2021 CPA Board Chairman with Steve Carroll of Arauco North America as Vice Chairman and Dan Beaty of Langboard as Secretary/Treasurer.  Pat Aldred of GP Wood Products completed his term as CPA Chairman at the

Read More »

EPA Publishes Science Transparency Rule

This week, EPA published a rule addressing the scientific data and research results that will form the basis for the agency’s rules going forward.  The rule has been in the works for several years and was a cornerstone of efforts by the Trump Administration to build public trust in the data/science underpinning federal environmental rulemaking.  In

Read More »

Canada Releases New Climate Plan

On December 11, 2020, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy: Canada’s strengthened climate plan to create jobs and support people, communities, and the planet. The plan includes 64 updated or new policies and programs to drive Canada’s achievement of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Notable items in the

Read More »
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