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Canadian Manufacturing Down in November

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in November 2020 were $3.32 billion (CAD), decreasing 4.1% from October but jumping 42.1% from the comparable month in 2019. Sales of furniture and related products totaled $997 million, rising 3.2% from October but were 5.9% lower than November 2019. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries fell slightly 0.6%

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Ontario Offers Covid Assistance to Forest-Sector Companies

The Ontarian Government announced $5.3 billion (CAD) in funding to assist small and medium-sized forest sector businesses, including wood product manufacturers, to help offset the costs of implementing COVID-19 safety measures. Natural Resources Canada is providing the funding and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) will distribute the assistance. The maximum allowable

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EPA and OSHA Support Collaboration on Chemical Reviews and Advancing Worker Safety

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that advances collaboration and communication on EPA’s review of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  The MOU provides a framework for coordination and communication between the two agencies on exposure

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CPA Joins U.S. Chamber to Promote Infrastructure Legislation

This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce rolled out an effort to promote the passage of federal infrastructure legislation by July 4.  CPA was among hundreds of organizations to lend its support to this legislative agenda that will leverage the shift to a Democratic-led White House and Congress.  This change in political control presents an

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CPA Publishes Safety Spotlight for January

CPA’s Safety Spotlight highlights examples, throughout the year, of member safety challenges and the new or novel corrective actions used to remedy the situation to make the workplace even safer. This month’s Safety Spotlight focuses on an incident related to a dust bin explosion and related corrective measures submitted by Woodgrain Composites. All members operating

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RED Foundation Announces New Intern Scholarship Program

The Robert E. Dougherty (RED) Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to students in composite panel industry-related fields of study.  Previously, the Foundation relied on academic advisors to nominate students for its scholarship program; however, last year the RED Board of Directors voted to restructure the program to better serve its mission.  Beginning

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Canadian Manufacturing Down in November

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in November 2020 were $3.32 billion (CAD), decreasing 4.1% from October but jumping 42.1% from the comparable month in 2019. Sales of furniture and related products totaled $997 million, rising 3.2% from October but were 5.9% lower than November 2019. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries fell slightly 0.6%

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Ontario Offers Covid Assistance to Forest-Sector Companies

The Ontarian Government announced $5.3 billion (CAD) in funding to assist small and medium-sized forest sector businesses, including wood product manufacturers, to help offset the costs of implementing COVID-19 safety measures. Natural Resources Canada is providing the funding and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) will distribute the assistance. The maximum allowable

Read More »

EPA and OSHA Support Collaboration on Chemical Reviews and Advancing Worker Safety

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that advances collaboration and communication on EPA’s review of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  The MOU provides a framework for coordination and communication between the two agencies on exposure

Read More »

CPA Joins U.S. Chamber to Promote Infrastructure Legislation

This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce rolled out an effort to promote the passage of federal infrastructure legislation by July 4.  CPA was among hundreds of organizations to lend its support to this legislative agenda that will leverage the shift to a Democratic-led White House and Congress.  This change in political control presents an

Read More »

CPA Publishes Safety Spotlight for January

CPA’s Safety Spotlight highlights examples, throughout the year, of member safety challenges and the new or novel corrective actions used to remedy the situation to make the workplace even safer. This month’s Safety Spotlight focuses on an incident related to a dust bin explosion and related corrective measures submitted by Woodgrain Composites. All members operating

Read More »

RED Foundation Announces New Intern Scholarship Program

The Robert E. Dougherty (RED) Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to students in composite panel industry-related fields of study.  Previously, the Foundation relied on academic advisors to nominate students for its scholarship program; however, last year the RED Board of Directors voted to restructure the program to better serve its mission.  Beginning

Read More »
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