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Big Bob's Sets Date for Opening of New Missouri Flooring Galleria   Full Article
Kansas City, MO, May 26, 2016—Big Bob's Flooring Outlet is proud to announce the grand opening of its new flooring galleria concept at its newest location in Independence, Missouri.

USGBC Announces New LEED Pilot Credit   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 25, 2016—The U.S. Green Building Council announced a new LEED pilot credit, Building Material Human Hazard & Exposure Assessment.

U.S. Business Borrowing for Equipment Down in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 25, 2016—Overall new business volume for April was $7.3 billion, down 12% from new business volume in April 2015, according to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index.

In Q1 Softwood Fiber Prices Hit Lowest Level in Nearly 15 Years   Full Article
Seattle, WA, May 25, 2016—Softwood fiber prices in Eastern Canada have been in steady decline for over four years, and in the 1Q 2016 were at their lowest levels in almost 15 years.

April New Home Sales Hit 619K, Up 16.6% from March and 23.8% YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 24, 2016—Sales of new single-family houses in April 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 619,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Toll Brothers Reports 31% Revenue Growth YOY in Q2   Full Article
Horsham, PA, May 24, 2016—Toll Brothers announced second quarter net revenue of $1.1 billion, or $0.51 per share diluted, compared to net revenue of $852 million, or $0.37 per share diluted, in FY 2015's second quarter.

NWFA Releases Expo Results, University Details, Scholarship & Award Winners   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, May 24, 2016—The National Wood Flooring Association’s Wood Flooring Expo has continued its growth trend for the fifth year in a row.

WFCA and NAFCD Form Alliance   Full Article
Dalton, GA, May 24, 2016—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) and North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) have formed a new partnership arrangement.

TISE Announces 2017 Show Dates, Hotels Accepting Event Reservations   Full Article
Dallas, TX, May 23, 2016—The International Surface Event (TISE): Surfaces I StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas I TileExpo will take place January 18 to 20, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Howard Brodsky Featured Speaker at Rivier University Business Forum   Full Article
Nashua, NH, May 24, 2016—Howard Brodsky, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of CCA Global Partners, was a forum speaker at the latest Rivier University President's Circle.