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Private Sector Employers Added 172K Jobs in June   Full Article
Roseland, NJ, July 7, 2016—Private sector employment increased by 172,000 jobs from May to June, according to the June ADP National Employment Report.

Woolshire Carpet Mills Hires Marc Huppert as VP of Sales & Marketing   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, July 7, 2016—Woolshire Carpet Mills announces the addition of Marc Huppert as vice president of sales and marketing, effective June 20.

Lewis Lumber and Milling Earns NWFA/NOFMA Mill Certification   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, July 7, 2016—The National Wood Flooring Association has announced that Lewis Lumber and Milling in Dickson, Tennessee has earned NWFA/NOFMA Mill Certification.

Occupancy Rates in Senior Living Expected to Stabilize   Full Article
New York, NY, July 7, 2016—Occupancy rates for the assisted living sector have surged and decreased since the economic recovery, says National Real Estate Investor, but it appears that they may be evening out.

Metroflor's Aspect Ten LVT Named Buildings' Product Innovation Winner   Full Article
Norwalk, CT, July 7, 2016—Metroflor Corporation has announce that Buildings has selected the company’s Aspecta Ten LVT collection as a 2016 Product Innovations Grand Award winner.

Gerflor's Creation LVT Wins Red Dot Product Design 2016 Award   Full Article
Chicago, IL, July 6, 2016—Gerflor’s Creation LVT was recently awarded the Red Dot Product Design 2016 Award by an international panel of 41 experts (architects, designers and specialized journalists) among 5,214 entries from 57 countries.

Trade Deficit Widened by $3.8 Billion in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 6, 2016—The goods and services deficit was $41.1 billion in May, up $3.8 billion from $37.4 billion in April, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced through the Department of Commerce.

Non-Manufacturing Index Recorded Continued Growth in June   Full Article
Tempe, Arizona, July 6, 2016—The Non-Manufacturing Index (NMI) registered 56.5% in June, 3.6 percentage points higher than the May reading of 52.9%. This represents continued growth in the non-manufacturing sector at a faster rate.

Mattex Acquires Low & Bonar's Artificial Grass Yarn Business   Full Article
Chatsworth, GA, July 5, 2016—Mattex Group has agreed to acquire the artificial grass yarn business from Low & Bonar.

Orders for Manufactured Goods Fell 1.0% in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 5, 2016—New orders for manufactured goods in May, down following two consecutive monthly increases, decreased $4.6 billion or 1.0% to $455.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has reported.