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Rug Winners of AmericasMart Visual Display Awards Announced   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, July 16, 2015--AmericasMart’s semi-annual Visual Display Awards celebrate outstanding visual merchandising at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market.

Small Business Optimism Index Sees Largest Decline Since 2012   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 16, 2015—The National Federation of Independent Business’s Small Business Optimism Index dropped 4.2 points to 94.1 in June, the lowest reading since March 2014.

Final Demand Goods Buoyed PPI in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2015—The Producer Price Index for final demand advanced 0.4% in June, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Mohawk Realigns Reportable Segments   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, July 15, 2015-- Mohawk Industries has realigned its reportable segments to reflect how the company’s results will be reported by management.

Biedermann Hired as Beaulieu's Executive VP of Residential Sales   Full Article
Dalton, GA, July 15, 2015—Kevin Biedermann has joined Beaulieu America as executive vice president of residential sales, effective immediately.

June Industrial Production Rose 0.3%   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2015—Industrial production increased 0.3% in June but fell at an annual rate of 1.4% for the second quarter of 2015, according to the Federal Reserve.

USGBC & UVA Receive Grant to Advance Green Health Partnership   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2015—The U.S. Green Building Council and the University of Virginia School of Medicine have been awarded a three year, $1.2 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to advance their Green Health Partnership.

Retail Sales Remained Sluggish in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2015—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June were $442.0 billion, a decrease of 0.3% from the previous month, but up 1.4% above June 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Shaw to Invest $20 Million in Evergreen Ringgold, Closing Augusta Facility   Full Article
Dalton, GA, July 14, 2015— Shaw Industries is transitioning recycling fiber operations to a new Evergreen facility in Ringgold, Georgia and closing its Evergreen nylon recycling plant in Augusta, Georgia.

May Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturers' Shipments Up Slightly   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2015—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for May was estimated at $1,323.6 billion, up 0.4% from April 2015, but was down 2.2% from May 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.