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Shaw's Troy Virgo Wins CRI's Joseph J. Smrekar Memorial Award

Shaw's Troy Virgo Wins CRI's Joseph J. Smrekar Memorial Award

Dalton, GA, November 21, 2017—The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) presented the Joseph J. Smrekar Memorial Award to Troy Virgo, director of sustainability and product stewardship for Shaw Industries, at the annual membership meeting on November 15 in Dalton, Georgia.

Details of January's Atlanta Intl. Area Rug Market Announced

Details of January's Atlanta Intl. Area Rug Market Announced

Atlanta, GA, November 21, 2017—The global rug design and manufacturing community gathers in Atlanta for The Atlanta International Area Rug Market, featuring the National Oriental Rug Show sponsored by The Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) January 10 to 14, 2018.

Randy Merritt Issues Farewell Letter to the Industry

Randy Merritt Issues Farewell Letter to the Industry

Dalton, GA, November 20, 2017—Randy Merritt, president of Shaw Industries who will retire at the close of 2017, has written a farewell letter to the industry, within which he has worked for the entirety of his 41-year career.

Housing Starts Jumped 13.7% in October

Housing Starts Jumped 13.7% in October

Washington, DC, November 17, 2017—Privately-owned housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,290,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced.