Wyandotte, MI, October 21, 2016—BASF will begin increasing prices for Caprolactam and polyamide (PA) polymer by $0.05 per pound in North America, effective November 1, 2016 or as contracts allow.
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Fitzgerald, GA, October 21, 2016—Shaw Industries will shutter its yarn manufacturing facility in Fitzgerald, Georgia and shift production to other plants in the southeast, according to WTVM9 news.
High Point, NC, October 21, 2016—The Fall High Point Market opens tomorrow in High Point, North Carolina and runs through Wednesday, October 26.
Washington, DC, October 21, 2016—The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.2% in September to 124.4, following a 0.2% decline in August, and a 0.5% increase in July.
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).
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.