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Next WFCA, CFI Event Set for September
Kansas City, MO, July 23, 2014 -- The next week-long CFI installation training and certification event sponsored by the World Floor Covering Association is in Los Angeles Sept. 9-12.
Mortgage Application Volume Rises
Washington, DC, July 23, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume rose 2.4% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
Carpet Chemical Makers Announce Price Increases
New York, NY, July 23, 2014 -- Two companies have announced price increases for raw materials related to carpet.
Existing Home Sales Back Over 5 Million Rate
Washington, DC, July 22, 2014 -- Sales of existing homes rose 2.6% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million, according to the National Association of Realtors.
House Prices Rise in May, FHFA Says
Washington, DC, July 22, 2014 -- House prices rose 0.4% in May, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said. They are also up 5.5% from a year ago.
Mohawk Releases Fifth Sustainability Report
Calhoun, GA, July 22, 2014 -- Mohawk Industries has released its fifth annual sustainability report.
Tests Show Ecore Floor Finish Quiet as Carpet
Lancaster, PA, July 22, 2014 -- Ecore International said that a series of recent acoustic tests confirmed that its commercial Forest rx resilient floor finish is as quiet as carpet.
Omnova Solutions Announces Price Increases
Fairlawn, OH, July 22, 2014 -- Omnova Solutions’ Specialty Ingredients business said it will increase prices up to $0.04 per wet pound on vinyl acetate and vinyl acrylic-based emulsion polymers effective Aug. 1.
UK's Floors-2-Go Enters Administration Again
Birmingham, England, July 22, 2014 -- UK flooring retailer Floors-2-Go has entered administration for the third time in six years.
Mohawk Investing $10M in Carpet Plant Upgrades
Columbia, SC, July 21, 2014 -- Mohawk Industries said it is investing $10 million in its Spartanburg County commercial carpeting facility over the next 10 years to upgrade its looms and improve technology to support growth.
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