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AWI Shareholders Will Receive Armstrong Flooring Stock   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, March 15, 2016-- Armstrong World shareholders will get one share of Armstrong Flooring stock for every two shares of Armstrong World stock they own, according to Lancaster Online.

Builder Confidence Holds Steady in March at 58   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 15, 2016—Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes was unchanged in March at a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

Domo Names Frank Endrenyi U.S. Agent for Recycled Product Line   Full Article
LaGrange, GA, March 15, 2016—Domo Engineering Plastics US, Inc. has appointed Frank Endrenyi, president of Marketing Collaborative LLC, Acworth, Georgia, as an agent for its U.S. post-industrial and post-consumer recycled feedstocks product line.

NWFA & Lägler Offer Sand & Finish Dual-Certification Program   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, March 15, 2016—NWFA Certified Professionals and Lägler are working together to offer a dual-certification program for wood flooring sand and finishers.

February Retail Sales Down 0.1% from January, Up 3.1% YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 15, 2016—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for February were $447.3 billion, a decrease of 0.1% from the previous month, and 3.1% above February 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced.

Producer Prices Declined 0.2% in February on Lower Goods Prices   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 15, 2016—The Producer Price Index for final demand fell 0.2% in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

Manufacturing Shipments and Trade Sales Down in January   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 15, 2016—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for January was estimated at $1,296.2 billion, down 0.4% from December 2015 and down 1.1% from January 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Haines Opens New Warehouse in Orlando   Full Article
Glen Burnie, MD, March 14, 2016—Haines has opened a new, larger flooring warehouse in Orlando, Florida.

Construction Employment Up in 44 States & DC Over the Last 12 Months   Full Article
Arlington, VA, March 15, 2016—Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between January 2015 and January 2016, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Home Equity at Decade-High Level at Close of 2015   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 14, 2016—U.S. households closed 2015 with home equity at the highest level in a decade, according to the Wall Street Journal.