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Existing Home Sales Hit Ten-Year High in March with 4.4% Increase

Existing Home Sales Hit Ten-Year High in March with 4.4% Increase

Washington, DC, April 21, 2017—Existing-home sales took off in March to their highest pace in over ten years, and severe supply shortages resulted in the typical home coming off the market significantly faster than in February and a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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Dept. of Commerce Imposes Tariffs on Chinese Hardwood Plywood

Washington DC, April 21, 2017—The Department of Commerce preliminarily found that the Government of China unfairly subsidizes its hardwood plywood producers and imposed preliminary countervailing duties on Chinese hardwood plywood imports, ranging from 9.89% to 111.09% for the mandatory respondents and 9.89% for all other Chinese hardwood plywood producers.

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Interface Recognized for Efforts to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Atlanta, GA, April 21, 2017— Interface is recognized for its sustainability accomplishments in Paul Hawken's latest book, "Drawdown – The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming," released this week. Interface helped fund Project Drawdown and supports the idea that companies must take action on carbon emissions now.

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Brodsky and Lorberbaum Recognized at Tunnel to Towers Gala

New York, NY, April 21, 2017—Howard Brodsky, co-CEO of CCA Global Partners, and Jeff Lorberbaum, CEO of Mohawk Industries, were honored on April 20 for their contribution to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation at the first inaugural Footsteps to the Future Endowment Gala.

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Crossville Recycled 21 Million Pounds of Porcelain in 2016

Crossville, TN, April 20, 2017—Officials with domestic tile manufacturer Crossville Inc. have announced the company recycled 21,131,930 pounds of fired porcelain in 2016, bringing the company’s cumulative recycling total to just over 91 million pounds since the 2009 launch of the Tile Take-Back program and subsequent Toto USA recycling partnership.

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Classen Terminates Partnership with Pergo

Kaisersesch, DE, April 20, 2017—Classen Intellectual Property GmbH, a subsidiary company of the Classen-Group, has terminated, with immediate effect, a partnership agreement with Pergo AB - a subsidiary company of Mohawk.

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