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Productivity Falls 2.2% in Q4 2015; Unit Labor Costs Rise 3.3%   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 3, 2016—Nonfarm business sector labor productivity decreased at a 2.2% annual rate during the fourth quarter of 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported, as output increased 1.0% and hours worked increased 3.2%.

EPO To Grant Innovations4Flooring's Patent for 3L TripleLock Innovation   Full Article
Willemstad, CW, March 3, 2016—Innovations4Flooring has received an intention to grant letter from the European Patent Office for a divisional patent application, published as EP 2 719 845, relating to its 3L TripleLock innovation.

February Non-Manufacturing Index Reports Slowed but Positive Growth   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, March 3, 2016—The Institute for Supply Management Non-Manufacturing Business Survey registered 53.4% in February, 0.1 percentage point lower than the January reading of 53.5%.

Shaw & J+J Win Coosa River Basin Initiative Greenie Awards   Full Article
Rome, GA, March 3, 2016—The Coosa River Basin Initiative has named two flooring businesses among the winners of its second annual Greenie Awards. The winners will be recognized April 14 at the organization’s Green Gala.

Associated Builders and Contractors Honors David Allen Company   Full Article
Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 3, 2016—Associated Builders and Contractors has named David Allen Company of Raleigh, North Carolina its 2015 Contractor of the Year.

Private Sector Added 214,000 Jobs in February   Full Article
Roseland, NJ, March 2, 2016—Private sector employment increased by 214,000 jobs from January to February according to the February ADP National Employment Report.

Three Women at Shaw Industries to Receive Manufacturing STEP Award   Full Article
Dalton, GA, March 2, 2016—The Manufacturing Institute will award Shaw Industries’ Kim Seiko, LaRuthie Mason, and Erika Swartz with the Women in Manufacturing STEP Award.

Construction Spending Posted Strong Advances in January, AGC   Full Article
Arlington, VA, March 2, 2016—Construction spending soared in January from a month earlier and all major segments posted hefty year-over-year gains, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Deadline for Vision Design Awards Extended Until March 9   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, March 1, 2016—The deadline for the Vision Design Awards has been extended until March 9.

Sam Kinnaird, Founder of Sam Kinnaird’s Flooring, Has Died   Full Article
Louisville, KY, March 1, 2016—Sam Kinnaird, founder of Kinnaird & Francke Interiors and Sam Kinnaird’s Flooring, has died at the age of 84 from complications of Parkinson's disease.