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Builder Confidence in Senior Housing Rose in Third Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, November 9, 2015—Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remains strong in the third quarter of 2015 with a reading of 60, up three points from the previous quarter, according to the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index.

Construction Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.2%   Full Article
Arlington, VA, November 9, 2015—Construction firms added 31,000 workers in October as the industry's unemployment rate declined to 6.2% amid robust demand for construction, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Unemployment Rate at 5.0% in October   Full Article
Washington, DC, November 6, 2015—Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 271,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 5.0%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

Caan to Continue Relationship with Techmer as Design & Innovation Lead   Full Article
Clinton, TN, November 9, 2015—Techmer PM has named Shashi Caan design and innovation lead. Caan will remain independent of the organization, providing a design service that will focus on the growing role of design in materials development.

Shannon Specialty Floors Wins Purchasing Contract with Premier, Inc.   Full Article
Milwaukee, WI, November 9, 2015—Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. was recently awarded a national group purchasing contract in the Architectural: Flooring Products and Services category with Premier, Inc.

Beaulieu of America Founder Roger De Clerck Dies at 91   Full Article
Dalton, GA, November 5, 2015--Roger De Clerck, founder of Beaulieu of America, died at 91 on October 23.

Mohawk Up Substantially YOY in Third Quarter   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, November 6, 2015—Mohawk has announced 2015 third quarter net earnings of $215 million, or diluted earnings per share of $2.89, compared to 2014 third quarter net earnings of $151 million, or diluted earnings per share of $2.06.

J+J Releases Tech Paper on Flooring's Relationship to Indoor Air Quality   Full Article
Dalton, GA, November 6, 2015—J+J Flooring Group has issued its latest technical paper, “Flooring and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)—A Challenge to Common Misperceptions.”

Lowe's Will Pay $2 Million in Installation Overcharging Agreement   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, November 6, 2015—Lowe’s has reached an agreement with the New York attorney general in which it will refund up to 10% of flooring installation fees paid by more than 16,000 customers, according to the Winston Salem Journal.

Connor Sports Receives U.S. Forest Service Grant   Full Article
Amasa, MI, November 6, 2015—Connor Sports has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Forest Service that will be used to support a major boiler automation project to improve the efficiency of the company’s manufacturing mill in Amasa, Michigan.