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Spending on the Rise for Kitchen & Bath Renovations, Says Houzz   Full Article
Palo Alto, CA, June 28, 2016—Homeowners are investing larger budgets into their kitchen and bathroom renovation projects, according to the fifth annual Houzz & Home survey of more than 120,000 respondents in the U.S.

Shaw to Open Commercial Design Space in Cartersville, GA   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 27, 2016—On June 25, Shaw Industries broke ground on a new commercial design space, called the Create Centre, in Cartersville, Georgia.

Architecture Billings Index Hit 53.1 in May, Highest Score in Nearly a Year   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 27, 2016—The Architecture Billings Index accelerated to its highest score in nearly a year with a May ABI score of 53.1.

Lorberbaum Honored with EY Lifetime Achievement Award   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 25, 2016—Mohawk Industries’ chairman and CEO Jeff Lorberbaum was honored with the EY Lifetime Achievement Award in the Southeast U.S. region.

11.4% of Households Spend Half of Income on Housing, JCHS   Full Article
Cambridge, MA, June 27, 2016—The national housing market has now regained enough momentum to provide an engine of growth for the U.S. economy, according to the The State of the Nation’s Housing report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Consumer Sentiment Fell 1.3% in June   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, June 27, 2016—Consumer sentiment fell to 93.5 in June, a 1.3% drop from May’s 94.7, according to the final results from the University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers.

KB Home Increases Q2 Revenue by 30% YOY   Full Article
Los Angeles, CA, June 27, 2016—KB Homes announced quarterly revenue of $811.1 million, or earnings per share of $0.18 for Q2 2016, compared to revenue of $623.0 million, or earnings per share of $0.10 for Q2 2015, an increase of 30%.

Invista Enacts Force Majeure on Adiponitrile and Hexamethylene Diamine   Full Article
Wichita, KS, June 27, 2016—Invista informed customers on June 24 that it had invoked Force Majeure on adiponitrile (ADN) and hexamethlyene diamine (HMD) following an unspecified incident at its Victoria, Texas facility.

European Patent Office Rules in Favor of Innovations4Flooring Patent   Full Article
Willemstad, Curacao, June 27, 2016—Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has announced that the European Patent Office’s opposition division has published a preliminary opinion in favour of its patent EP’724.

Kronospan to Expand Alabama Manufacturing Facility   Full Article
Oxford, AL, June 27, 2016—Kronospan has announced plans for a $362 million expansion to its current Oxford, Alabama manufacturing facility, according to WRBC.