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Atlas Concorde to Open U.S. Tile Plant in Franklin, Tennessee in June   Full Article
Franklin, TN, April 19, 2016—Atlas Concorde has launched Atlas Concorde USA, a ceramic and porcelain tile brand created to blend true American heritage and tradition with Italian cutting-edge design and excellence.

Del Conca USA to Double Capacity   Full Article
Chicago, IL, April 19, 2016—In just two years since it opened its U.S. production facilities, Del Conca USA has put in motion plans to double its capacity of porcelain tile production from 32 to 65 million square feet per annum.

Starnet Announces Winners of its Design Awards   Full Article
Darien, CT, April 19, 2016—Starnet has announced the winners of its Design Awards.

Ceramic Tile Consumption Up 9.9% in 2015, Says TCNA   Full Article
Chicago, IL, April 19, 2016—2015 was strong year growth for the U.S. ceramic tile market with consumption at 2.74 billion square feet, up 9.9% compared to 2014’s 2.49 billion square feet rate, according to the Tile Council of North America.

Aquafil Partners with Levi Strauss to Produce Jeans from Econyl   Full Article
Trento, IT, April 19, 2016—Aquafil has announced a new partnership between its Econyl brand and Levi Strauss & Co. to create a new men’s collection made from regenerated nylon from waste materials such as fishing nets and spent carpets.

Bonitz Opens Pittsburgh Branch   Full Article
Columbia, SC, April 19, 2016—Bonitz Flooring Group announces the opening of its newest commercial flooring operation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

March Housing Starts Fell 8.8% from February, but Up 14.2% YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 19, 2016— Privately-owned housing starts in March were at a rate of 1,089,000, 8.8% below the revised February estimate of 1,194,000 but 14.2% above the March 2015 rate of 954,000, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

Jaipur Living Appoints Michael Callaghan VP of Sales   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, April 19, 2016 — Jaipur Living has appointed Michael Callaghan as vice president of sales.

TCNA Bulletin Highlights Ceramic Tile’s Inherent Health & Safety Attributes   Full Article
Chicago, Il, April 19, 2016—Tile Council of North America produced a bulletin to provide information in response to increasing interest in the human health and safety aspects of various building materials, in both commercial and residential construction.

Simon Dutfield, Chairman of Axminster Carpets, Dies   Full Article
Axminster, UK, April 19, 2016—Chairman of Axminster Carpets Simon Dutfield died on April 14, as the result of a heart attack, according to the Midweek Herald.