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Orcon Awards Prizes to High-Achieving Apprentices   Full Article
Santa Fe Springs, CA, May 13, 2015—At the Southern California Floor Covering JATC meeting, Fernando Arellano, an apprentice, was awarded with over $1,500 of Orcon carpet installation tools in recognition of his exceptional academic achievements.

Small Business Index Increased in March, Still Below Historical Average   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 13, 2015—The Small Business Optimism Index increased 1.7 points from March to 96.9, in spite of a quarter of virtually no economic growth, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.

Ecore Sponsors Build-A-Bike Event for Starnet Betterhalves   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, May 13, 2015—Ecore was the main sponsor of the Starnet Betterhalves' philanthropic and networking event Build-A-Bike at the 2015 Starnet spring meeting in Tucson, Arizona.

Lowe's to Purchase 13 Former Target Stores in Canada   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, May 12, 2015—Lowe’s is purchasing 13 former Target stores and a distribution center, all in Canada, for $125 million. These will be converted into Lowe’s Canada home improvement centers.

LL Battling Some of Its Product Liability Insurers Over Representation   Full Article
Toano, VA, May 12, 2015—Many of the Lumber Liquidator’s product liability insurance carriers are refusing to defend the company in class-action suits brought by unhappy customers, the New York Post reports.

Job Openings Little Changed From February   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 12, 2015—There were five million job openings on the last business day of March, little changed from 5.1 million in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

DeGraaf Interiors Location Named Armstrong Elite Retailer   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, May 12, 2015—The DeGraaf Interiors location in Hudsonville, Michigan is now an Armstrong Elite Retailer.

FCICA Offers Scholarships in Support of Its CIM Program   Full Article
West Bloomfield, MI, May 12, 2015—The Flooring Contractors Association has created the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship in support of its CIM Program, a certification program for floorcovering installation managers.

Mohawk Nets Four 2015 Hermes Creative Awards   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, May 11, 2015—Mohawk Flooring was recognized with four 2015 Hermes Creative Awards.

Construction Sector's Unemployment Rate Falls to Nine-Year Low   Full Article
Arlington, VA, May 11, 2015—Construction firms added 45,000 jobs in April and 280,000 over 12 months, as the sector's unemployment rate fell to a nine-year April low of 7.5%, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.