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E.J. Welch Promotes Two to Vice President   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, July 2, 2014 -- E.J. Welch Co. has promoted two employees to full time management positions.

Factory Orders Fall in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 2, 2014 -- Factory orders fell 0.5% in May, largely because of fewer orders for military goods, the Commerce Department said.

Construction Spending Edges Up in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 1, 2014 -- Construction spending edged up 0.1% in May, according to the Commerce Department.

Manufacturing Continues To Expand in June   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, July 1, 2014 -- Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed slightly in June, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

IICRC To Develop Hard Surface Inspection Standard   Full Article
Vancouver, WA, July 1, 2014 -- The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification said it plans to develop a new BSR-IICRC S220 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection.

Interface Shares Upgraded by Zacks   Full Article
New York, NY, July 1, 2014 -- The shares of carpet tile maker Interface were upgraded by Zacks from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report Monday.

FCICA Launches Commercial Installation Certification   Full Article
West Bloomfield, MI, July 1, 2014 -- FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, is launching an online certification program for all commercial flooring installation managers regardless of their affiliations.

Domotex Russia Set for April in Moscow   Full Article
Hannover, Germany, July 1, 2014 -- Domotex Russia will be held April 1-3 in Moscow.

Chicago Manufacturing Continues To Expand   Full Article
Chicago, IL, June 30, 2014 -- The Chicago purchasing managers index fell in June after hitting a seven-month high in May, according to the Chicago business barometer.

Pending Home Sales Hit Eight-Month High   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 30, 2014 -- Pending home sales rose 6.1% in May to reach the highest level in eight months, the National Association of Realtors reported Monday.