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J+J's Bill Crosley Retires   Full Article
Dalton, GA, December 4, 2015 –Bill Crosley, industry veteran and corporate vice president of sales for J+J Flooring Group, has retired after nearly 37 years of service.

U.S. Trade Deficit Up 3.4% in October   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 4, 2015—The goods and services deficit was $43.9 billion in October, up $1.4 billion from $42.5 billion in September, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis have announced.

Unilin Wins Court Case Against Innovations 4 Flooring   Full Article
Dallas, TX, December 4, 2015—On November 27, the Court of The Hague in the Netherlands issued a first decision in favor of Unilin in the patent battle between Unilin and Innovations 4 Flooring (I4F).

Global Alliance for Buildings & Construction to Fight Climate Change   Full Article
Paris, FR, December 4, 2015—Eighteen countries and over 60 organizations have launched Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to reduce its emissions and literally build greater climate resilience into future cities and infrastructure.

Unemployment Rate Holds at 5% in November   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 4, 2015—Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 211,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.0%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

EPA Again Delays Formaldehyde Ruling   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 4, 2015—The publication date for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products has been delayed again, says the Hardwood, Plywood & Veneer Association.

Shannon Specialty Floors Expands Representation in Northern CA   Full Article
Milwaukee, WI, December 4, 2015—Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. has announced that it has extended the representation of its products with San Francisco independent agency, AMA Surfaces (Armin Maier and Associates).

DuPont Shifts Its Few Remaining Chattanooga Operations to Virginia   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, December 4, 2015—DuPont is shifting the last of its Chattanooga, Tennessee plant operations to Richmond, Virginia, according to the Times Free Press.

October Construction Employment Grows in 180 of 358 Metro Areas YOY   Full Article
Arlington, VA, December 4, 2015—Construction employment increased in 180 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 46 and declined in 132 between October 2014 and October 2015, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Registration for FCICA's 2016 Tradeshow & Convention Now Open   Full Article
West Bloomfield, MI, December 4, 2015—FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, has announced that registration for the Commercial Flooring Tradeshow and 2016 Convention Back to the Basics is now open.