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EPLF Elected Paul De Cock to Succeed Ludger Schindler as President

EPLF Elected Paul De Cock to Succeed Ludger Schindler as President

Bielefeld, Germany, June 20, 2018—On May 16 and 17, around 70 attendees gathered in Viken, Sweden for the Annual General Assembly of the EPLF e.V. (the Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring). The meeting was hosted by associate member Välinge Innovation Sweden AB.

US Leads Global Markets In Hotel Construction Projects

US Leads Global Markets In Hotel Construction Projects

Portsmouth, NH, June 20, 2018—According to the global construction pipeline trend report, which compiles the construction pipeline for every country and market in the world, The Americas lead with 6,268 projects/800,298 rooms, Asia Pacific with 4,205 projects/907,867 rooms and EMEA with 2,241 projects/430,837 rooms.

Housing Starts Rose 20.3% YOY in May

Housing Starts Rose 20.3% YOY in May

Washington, DC, June 19, 2018—Privately-owned housing starts in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,350,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced.

JCHS Releases '18 State of Nation's Housing Report

JCHS Releases '18 State of Nation's Housing Report

Cambridge, MA, June 19, 2018—Since the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies first released its State of the Nation’s Housing report in 1988, more than 40 million housing units have been built in the U.S., the country has added 27 million new households, and last year’s national homeownership rate of 63.9% was very close to the 64% rate of the late 1980s.

Builder Confidence Falls Two Points in June

Builder Confidence Falls Two Points in June

Washington, DC, June 18, 2018—Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell two points to 68 in June on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

Construction Employment Rose in 42 States & DC in May YOY

Construction Employment Rose in 42 States & DC in May YOY

Washington, DC, June 18, 2018—Forty-two states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between May 2017 and May 2018, while 28 states added construction jobs between April and May, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data.