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CCA Global Promotes Cathey Gundlach to VP of Merchandising   Full Article
Manchester, NH, March 22, 2016—CCA Global Partners is proud to announce the promotion of Cathey Gundlach to vice president of merchandising for the Flooring America/Flooring Canada, International Design Guild and The Floor Trader groups.

Feb. Existing-Home Sales Fell from Jan. Rates, but Remained Up YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 21, 2016—After increasing to the highest annual rate in six months, existing-home sales tumbled in February amidst unshakably low supply levels and steadfast price growth in several sections of the country, according to NAR.

MFG Chemical's Gavin Inducted into Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame   Full Article
Dalton, GA, March 21, 2016—Charles E Gavin, III, chairman and CEO of MFG Chemical, was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame on February 19. Gavin was honored along with four others during a black-tie gala in Mobile, Alabama.

Earthwerks Launches Room Visualizer Tool   Full Article
Houston, TX, March 21, 2016—Earthwerks has launched its new room visualizer tool online at, which allows customers to see all EarthWerks LVT/P products in 16 various room scene scenarios.

Florida Tile To Celebrate 10th Year with Panariagroup at Coverings   Full Article
Lexington, KY, March 21, 2016—Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Florida Tile’s purchase by the Italian Panariagroup will be one of the highlights of the company’s participation at this year’s Coverings 2016.

Leading Indicators Inched Up in February, Following Two Down Months   Full Article
New York, NY, March 18, 2016—The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. increased 0.1% in February to 123.2, following a 0.2% decline in January, and a 0.3% decline in December.

Construction Employment Up In 243 Of 358 Metro Areas YOY in January   Full Article
Arlington, VA, March 18, 2016—Construction employment increased in 243 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 43 and declined in 72 between January 2015 and January 2016, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Interface & Plastic Whale Create Boat from 7,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles   Full Article
La Grange, GA, March 18, 2016—Interface has joined forces with Plastic Whale to design and create a unique boat made from more than 7,000 plastic bottles fished from the canals of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, according to

Consumer Sentiment Down 1.9% in March   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, March 18, 2016—Consumer sentiment fell 1.9% in March to 90.0, according to preliminary results from the Survey of Consumers by the University of Michigan.

Shaw Industries' Dr. Stricklen Receives AMI Turf Industry Award   Full Article
Dalton, GA, March 18, 2016—Dr. Phil Stricklen, director of R&D for Shaw Industries' turf brands, has received an award from Applied Market Information, Ltd.