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EPA Releases Final Compliance Dates on Formaldehyde Standards

EPA Releases Final Compliance Dates on Formaldehyde Standards

Washington, DC, September 26, 2017—On September 25, the Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule that extends key compliance dates of the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products, according to the Hardwood, Plywood, Veneer Association.

Homes Prices Rose 5.9% YOY in July

Homes Prices Rose 5.9% YOY in July

New York, NY, September 26, 2017—The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 5.9% annual gain in July, up from 5.8% the previous month.

New Home Sales Fell 3.4% in August

New Home Sales Fell 3.4% in August

Washington, DC, September 26, 2017—Sales of new single-family houses in August 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 3.4% below the revised July rate of 580,000 and is 1.2% below the August 2016 estimate of 567,000.

University Students to Present Conceptual Flooring at Domotex

University Students to Present Conceptual Flooring at Domotex

Hannover, DE, September 25, 2017—A group of enterprising young interior design students from Hochschule Hannover (Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts) has come up with a stunning array of out-of-the box concepts for tomorrow’s floorcoverings.

BASF to Open New Specialty Amines Plant in Nanjing, China

BASF to Open New Specialty Amines Plant in Nanjing, China

Ludwigshafen, Germany and Shanghai, China, September 25, 2017—BASF will build a new specialty amines plant at its existing wholly owned site in Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The new multi-product plant can manufacture 21,000 metric tons per year and further extends BASF’s amines portfolio at the specialty amines complex in Nanjing.

Rite Rug Donating 4,000 Carpet Remnants to Hurricane Victims

Rite Rug Donating 4,000 Carpet Remnants to Hurricane Victims

Columbus, OH, September 25, 2017—In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, RiteRug Flooring has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to donate over 4,000 carpet remnants, totaling nearly $350,000, to provide comfort to hurricane victims in Texas and Florida.

Details of The Buildings Show Announced, Registration Open

Details of The Buildings Show Announced, Registration Open

Toronto, ON, September 20, 2017 – The Buildings Show—a networking and educational event for design, architecture, construction and real estate industries—returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) from November 29 to December 1. IIDEXCanada will take place November 29 to 30 only.