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NTCA Ties Record Membership Number in May   Full Article
Jackson, MS, June 8, 2016—As of the end of May, the The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has already matched its previous record of 1,150 active members and expects to exceed total record membership in 2016.

Install Launches New Surface Prep Certification Program   Full Article
Glassboro, NJ, June 7, 2016—In response to the significant need in the floorcovering industry to raise awareness and aptitude of proper substrate preparation and installation, Install announces its first ever Surface Prep Certification.

Kevin Westerhouse Named COO of Surya   Full Article
Cartersville, GA, June 7, 2016 —Surya has named Kevin Westerhouse to the position of chief operating officer.

U.S. Labor Productivity Fell in Q1   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 7, 2016—Nonfarm business sector labor productivity decreased at a 0.6% annual rate during the first quarter of 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported, as output increased 0.9% and hours worked increased 1.5%.

Ceramics of Italy Announces 2016 Tile Competition Winners   Full Article
Chicago, IL, June 6 2016—The Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is proud to announce six outstanding projects that wholly represent the competition’s goal of honoring commendable use of Italian tile in North American architecture and design.

Low & Bonar's Colback Adds Kirk Smith to its N.A. Operations   Full Article
London, UK, June 6, 2016—The Low & Bonar Group has added Kirk Smith to its ranks.

Nydree Flooring Awarded First ANSI/HPVA EF Certification   Full Article
Forest, VA, June 6, 2016—Nydree Flooring was awarded the first-ever Certification to the American National Standard for Engineered Wood Flooring (ANSI/HPVA EF).

Construction Headcount Dips in May for Second Month   Full Article
Arlington, VA, June 6, 2016—Construction employment dipped for the second consecutive month in May, according the Associated General Contractors of America.

Exhibition Space 85% Booked for 2017 Domotex Show   Full Article
Chicago, IL, June 6, 2016—Preparations for Domotex 2016, which will take place January 14 to 17 in Hannover, Germany, are off to a strong start.

Manufactured Goods Orders Rose 1.9% in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 3, 2016—New orders for manufactured goods in April, up three of the last four months, increased $8.7 billion or 1.9% to $460.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.