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Productivity Falls 2.2% in Q4 2015; Unit Labor Costs Rise 3.3%
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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