DHA® eNews - Home Builder Predicts 9 Key Trends For 2019

Decorative Hardwoods Association® (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XI, Issue XXIII: Home Builder Predicts 9 Key Trends For 2019 | Experts Forecast Growth In Kitchen Cabinets | Trump Upbeat On China Talks; Challenges Loom | Import Tariffs Reduced 2.7% In China

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Gary Gillespie To Retire From Columbia Forest Products After 30 Years

Gary Gillespie, former Decorative Hardwoods Association® chairman and Columbia Forest Product's executive vice president for Canadian plywood operations and for decorative veneer operations, announced his retirement, effective March 31. "A major contributor to the trade case on dumped Chinese hardwood plywood, Gary has been a cornerstone for our industry," noted Kip Howlett, Decorative Hardwoods Association® president.

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Brian Sause, Director Of HPVA Laboratories, Heads To Australia

Brian Sause began his 17-year career with the Decorative Hardwoods Association® and HPVA Laboratories® after graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in wood science. Now, Brian will move to Australia with his family for the next three years. He will continue to serve as a consultant for HPVA Laboratories® as Josh Hosen and Chris Palumbo are promoted and will split his current responsibilities. "He leaves some big shoes to fill. Read More

EPA, Army Propose New WOTUS Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army are proposing a clear, understandable, and implementable definition of the "waters of the United States" that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act.

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Trump Upbeat On China Talks; Challenges Loom

President Trump is optimistic about trade negotiations with China. "The president does seem to have abandoned his policy path for the sake of Chinese concessions," states an AEI report. While there are other challenges, the 90-day period before certain U.S. tariffs are to be raised provides a cooling-off period in which a meaningful agreement between the two countries could take place.
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