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NAFCD + NBMDA Announce Dates for Annual Convention   Full Article
Chicago, IL, May 10, 2016—The NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention with take place November 1 to 3 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois.

Laminam by Crossville's Satori Wins IIDA/HD Best of Show Recognition   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, May 9, 2016—Laminam by Crossville’s Satori Collection has been named Best of Show - Hard Surface Flooring in the 20th Annual IIDA/HD Products Competition.

Armstrong Flooring Net Sales Increased by 9.6% in Q1   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, May 9, 2016—Armstrong Flooring had net sales of $284.4 million in Q1 2016, compared to net sales of $259.4 million in Q1 2015, an increase of 9.6%.

Construction Firms Added 1,000 Jobs in April   Full Article
Arlington, VA, May 9, 2016—Construction employment rose in April by 1,000 for the month and 261,000 for the year, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Mohawk Q1 Sales Rise 15.5%   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, May 6, 2016—Mohawk Industries announced Q1 2016 net sales of $2.2 billion, or diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.30, compared to net sales of $1.9 billion, or diluted EPS of $0.30, in Q1 2015.

Economy Added 160,000 Jobs in April, Unemployment Holds at 5%   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 6, 2016—Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 160,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.0%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Durkan Wins Top Product Design Award at HD Expo 2016   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, May 6, 2016—Durkan, the hospitality brand of Mohawk Group, was awarded the top product design award in the Carpeting/Carpet Systems/Rugs category for its Traces collection at the 2016 Hospitality and Design Expo and Conference.

Builder Confidence in 55+ Housing Market Ends 2016 on Record High   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 6, 2016—The Q4 results of the NAHB’s 55+ Housing Market Index show that builders are feeling quite positive about the market with segments of the market registering increases compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Välinge Signs Extended Patent Protection on LVT and WPC Products   Full Article
Viken, SW, May 6, 2016—Välinge has signed several license agreements with manufacturers of WPC and LVT floorings, thereby extending their IP protection through cross-licenses and non-assertion undertakings.

Michelle Barton Promoted to EVP & CFO of AmericasMart Atlanta   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, May 6, 2016—Michelle Barton has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of AmericasMart Atlanta and its AMC, Inc. parent entity by action of the AMC board of directors.