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Armstrong Flooring Names 2015 Elite Retailers of the Year   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, May 26, 2016—Armstrong Flooring has announced its 2015 Elite Retailers of the Year: gold, AJ Rose Carpets and Flooring; silver, Long Island Paneling, Ceilings & Floors; and bronze, The Floor Store.

April Pending Home Sales Rose by 5.1%   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 26, 2016—The Pending Home Sales Index hiked up 5.1% to 116.3 in April from an upwardly revised 110.7 in March and is now 4.6% above April 2015 (111.2), according to the National Association of Realtors.

Orders for Durable Goods Up 3.4% in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 26, 2016—New orders for manufactured durable goods in April increased $7.7 billion or 3.4% to $235.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

Date for 2016 Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament Announced   Full Article
Dalton, GA, May 26, 2016—The Alan Greenberg 2016 Charity Golf Tournament will take place September 21 at Barnsley Gardens, Georgia.

Tandus Centiva Raises Funds for Publicolor Summer Design Studio   Full Article
Dalton, GA, May 26, 2016—Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company, celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Publicolor at the organization’s annual Stir, Splatter + Roll Gala which was held on May 16 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

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.