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Lexmark Acquires Hospitality Manufacturer Northwest Carpet   Full Article
Dalton, GA, July 1, 2015—Lexmark Carpet Mills, owned by H.I.G. Capital, LLC, has completed acquisition of Northwest Carpet, Inc.

USGBC Announces New Path to LEED for California Developers   Full Article
San Diego, CA, July 2, 2015—The U.S. Green Building Council has announced the availability of a new path forward for California project developers seeking LEED certification.

AFA to Host Pavilion at Domotex   Full Article
Dalton, GA, July 2, 2015—The American Floorcovering Alliance (AFA) will again host a pavilion at Domotex 2016, which will take place in Hannover, Germany, January 16 to 19, 2016.

Job Cuts Up Nearly 10% in June, Midyear Total Highest Since 2010   Full Article
Chicago, IL, July 2, 2015—Job cuts increased by about 10% in June, as employers announced plans to reduce payrolls by 44,842 workers during the month, according to global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Tarkett Receives 2015 Breakthroughs Supplier Horizon Award from Premier   Full Article
Chagrin Falls, OH, July 2, 2015—Tarkett has received a 2015 Breakthroughs Supplier Horizon Award from Premier, a healthcare group purchasing organization.

Interior Specialists Acquires Advanced Flooring & Design   Full Article
Carlsbad, CA, July 1, 2015—Interior Specialists, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Advanced Flooring & Design.

May Construction Spending Up 0.8% Over April, 8.2% YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 1, 2015—Construction spending during May 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.036 trillion, 0.8% above the revised April estimate of $1.027 trillion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Private Sector Employment Added 237,000 Jobs in June   Full Article
Roseland, NJ, July 1, 2015—Private sector employment increased by 237,000 jobs from May to June, according to the June ADP National Employment Report, which measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

Oerlikon Man-Made Fibers Segment Opening Service Center in Dalton   Full Article
Dalton, GA, July 1, 2015—The man-made fiber segment of the Swiss Technology group Oerlikon will be opening an additional service center in Dalton, Georgia.

White Oak Carpet to Expand Operations in Spindale, NC   Full Article
Spindale, NC, July 1, 2015—White Oak Carpet Mills, a division of CAP Carpet, will invest $4.1 million to expand its operations in Spindale, North Carolina, according to Area Development.