Willemstad, Curaçao, October 20, 2016—Innovations4Flooring (I4F), a technology company providing flooring installation solutions, has announced a historic court case win against Unilin Beheer B.V. to nullify the Dutch part of Unilin’s base pretension patent EP 1026341 (EP’341).
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Washington, DC, October 20, 2016—Total existing-home sales hiked 3.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.47 million in September from a downwardly revised 5.30 million in August, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Washington, DC, October 20, 2016—The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 57 in the third quarter of 2016, an increase of four points from the previous quarter and also a return to levels seen consistently throughout 2015.
Bertrange, Luxembourg, October 20, 2016—Russian police raided Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Novosibirsk warehouses of Russian distributors Profpostavka and Opt-trading, which import and sell laminate flooring products under brands including Westerhof and Mario Loretto, finding products that infringe Unilin's Russian clic technology patents.
Dalton, GA, October 20, 2016—When Engineered Floors completes the expansion of a plant to two million square feet, it will have the second largest manufacturing facility in Georgia, reports the Times Free Press, and the world's largest carpet plant.
Seattle, WA, October 20, 2016—According to official statistics, the U.S. timber harvests were practically the same in 2015 as in 2011, coming in at 355 million m3, but analysis by Wood Resources International based on derived log consumption by the forest industry in the U.S. and net log trade, indicates that the actual removals of industrial roundwood were closer to 411 million m3 in 2015, and 10% higher than in 2011.
Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 2016—The Rug Market America announces the debut of its new Custom Rug Program that enables customers to create one-of-a-kind rugs through personal selections of color, design, size and construction without minimums.
Spartanburg, SC, October 18, 2016—J. Harold Chandler was elected chairman, president and CEO of Milliken & Co., effective immediately, following the resignation of Joseph M. Salley as president and CEO and as a member of the board of directors.
Washington, DC, October 19, 2016—Privately owned housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,047,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced.
Washington, DC, October 19, 2016— The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the September ABI score was 48.4, down from the mark of 49.7 in the previous month.