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New Residential Construction Rates Down in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 18, 2015—Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,119,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have jointly announced.

Armstrong Initiates Price Increase in Canada   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, August 18, 2015—Armstrong has announced that it will initiate a price increase for all residential and commercial flooring products in Canada effective with shipments on October 12.

Actor Ed Begley Jr. Appears in Bostik Promotion   Full Article
Wauwatosa, WI, August 18, 2015—Actor and environmental activist Ed Begley Jr. appears in a new Bostik promotion, explaining why he chose Bostik adhesives for his home, which is tracking for LEED Platinum certification.

Alston Hardwood To Be Distributed by Quality Wood Floors   Full Article
City of Industry, CA, Aug 18, 2015—Alston Inc. has signed a distributorship agreement with Quality Wood Floors Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona.

Engineered Floors Finalizing Plans for Carpet Tile Plant   Full Article
Dalton, GA, August 4, 2015 -- Engineered Floors is finalizing the site selection process for its new carpet tile plant in Northwest Georgia.

Interface Honors CEO Daniel Hendrix with Thai Factory Dedication   Full Article
Chonburi, TH, August 17, 2015—Interface has dedicated its Thailand factory to honor current CEO and chairman of the board Daniel T. Hendrix.

60 Minutes Rebroadcasts Lumber Liquidators Story & Adds New Information   Full Article
Toano, VA, August 17, 2015—Last night, 60 Minutes revisited its Lumber Liquidators story, first broadcast in March, and told the Sunday night viewers what has happened since its report was first broadcast in early March.

Oil Prices Down on News of Japan's Contraction & Oversupply   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 17, 2015—Oil prices fell towards six-year lows today on data showing the economy of Japan, the world's third-biggest oil consumer, contracted in the second quarter, according to Reuters.

Builder Confidence for New, Single-Family Homes Rises One Point   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 17, 2015—Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in August rose one point to a level of 61 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

Consumer Sentiment Down Slightly in August   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, August 17, 2015—Consumer sentiment fell slightly in August to 92.9 from July’s 93.1 reading, according to preliminary results from the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers.