Omaha, NE, February 27, 2017—Berkshire Hathaway, owner of Shaw Industries, reported Q4 2016 net earnings of $6.286 billion, or $3,823 per Class A share equivalent, compared to $5.478 billion, or $3,333 a share, in Q4 2015.
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Washington, DC, February 27, 2017—New orders for manufactured durable goods in January increased $4.0 billion or 1.8% to $230.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced.
Washington, DC, February 27, 2017—The Pending Home Sales Index decreased 2.8% to 106.4 in January from an upwardly revised 109.5 in December 2016, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Lancaster, PA, February 27, 2017—Armstrong Flooring named Shnier as Residential Distributor of the Year.
Atlanta, GA, February 27, 2017—Alliance Flooring’s annual meeting is currently underway in Atlanta, Georgia.
Darien, CT, February 27, 2017—Starnet Floor Care, a network of full-service flooring maintenance companies serving 65 major market areas in North America, convened in Dallas, Texas for its annual convention on February 20 to 21.
Willemstad, Curacao, February 27, 2017—Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has announced the nomination of David Song as licensing director.
Washington, DC, February 24, 2017—Sales of new single-family houses in January 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Ann Arbor, MI, February 24, 2017—Consumer sentiment closed February down 2.2% at 96.3 from January’s rate of 98.5, according to the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers.
Sherbrooke, QC, February 24, 2017—American Biltrite has announced that its rubber flooring products (ABPure and Marathon) have been awarded Red List Free status, which is part of the Living Building Challenge Declare Program.