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Shannon Specialty Floors Names L'evate as Representation in Northeast   Full Article
Milwaukee, WI, February 3, 2016—Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. has appointed L’evate group to represent its full line of products within select northeastern markets.

Growth Continued but Slowed for Non-Manufacturing Business in January   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, February 3, 2016—The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report On Business (NMI) registered 53.5% in January, 2.3 percentage points lower than the seasonally adjusted December reading of 55.8%.

Dave Gobis Presented with TCNA Tile Person of the Year Award   Full Article
Anderson, SC, February 3, 2016—In recognition of his innumerable contributions and exceptional service in the North American tile industry over several decades, Tile Council of North America awarded Dave Gobis its 2015 Tile Person of the Year Award.

Interior Design Society Names Judges for Designer of the Year Contest   Full Article
High Point, NC, February 3, 2016—The Interior Design Society (IDS) announces the judging panel for its sixth annual Designer of the Year competition.

Lumber Liquidators to Pay $13.2 Million in Fines for Lacey Violations   Full Article
Washington, DC, February 2, 2016—Lumber Liquidators has been sentenced to $13.2 million in fines and forfeitures for importing illegal wood and submitting false declarations under the Lacey Act, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency.

Home Prices Rose 6.3% in 2015, CoreLogic   Full Article
Irvine, CA, February 2, 2016—In 2015, home prices rose by 6.3% nationally year-over-year for the single family combined tier, including distressed sales, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index.

Construction Spending Ends Year on Mixed Note   Full Article
Arlington, VA, February 2, 2016—Construction spending inched up in December from a month earlier and increased solidly over the year but the major components showed divergent trends, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Roppe Announces Distribution Partnership with William M. Bird   Full Article
Fostoria, OH, February 2, 2016—Roppe Corporation has announced that William M. Bird has become Roppe’s newest distributor partner.

Recofloor Announces 2015 Diversion Rate   Full Article
Worcester, UK, February 2, 2016—In 2015, Recofloor, which was founded by flooring manufacturers Altro and Polyflor to divert vinyl flooring from landfill, collected 508 tons of material for recycling into flooring or other products.

Mohawk's ArmorMax Hardwood Named Innovative Product   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, February 2, 2016—Beautiful Kitchens & Baths magazine recently named Mohawk hardwood flooring with ArmorMax Finish to its fifth-annual list of 30 Most Innovative Products for 2016.