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GoodWeave Provides Update on Its Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort
Washington, DC, May 11, 2015—GoodWeave, the organization dedicated to stopping child labor in the rug industry, released an update on Nepal, one of the countries where it operates, which was hit by a 7.9 earthquake on April 25.
Quick-Step Dominion Collection Featured Again on Home Made Simple
Dallas, TX, May 11, 2015—Quick-Step’s Aged Chestnut planks from the Dominion Collection flooring were selected as the new flooring for a living room refresh on Oprah’s Home Made Simple television show.
Mohawk Reports 4% YOY Increase for Q1 With Sales of $1.9 Billion
Dalton, GA, May 8, 2015—Mohawk Industries reports 2015 first quarter net sales of $1.9 billion, a 4% year over year increase, with earnings of $22 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.30.
Payrolls Increase by 223K in April, Unemployment Essentially Unchanged
Washington, DC, May 8, 2015—Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 5.4%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
CBC Americas Will Relocate Headquarters and East Coast Warehousing
Commack, NY, May 8, 2015—CBC Americas Corporation will invest $3.5 million to strategically relocate its headquarters and east coast warehousing to North Carolina by summer’s end.
Lowe's to Phase out Vinyl Flooring Products Containing Phthalates
Mooresville, NC, May 8, 2015—Lowe’s will phase out vinyl flooring products containing phthalates by the end of 2015, reports the Charlotte Observer.
NWFA Expo Grew in Exhibit Space, Flat in Attendance
St. Louis, MO, May 8, 2015—The show floor at the National Wood Flooring Association’s (NWFA) Wood Flooring Expo, held from April 28 to May 1 in St. Louis, Missouri, was sold out, with 29 additional companies compared to the 2014 expo.
Lumber Liquidators Halts Sales of Chinese-Made Laminate Flooring
Toana, VA, May 7, 2015—Lumber Liquidators is halting sales of its Chinese-made laminate flooring with immediate effect.
FloorFolio Opens First U.S. Factory, Will Produce EnviroQuiet LVT
Edison, NJ, May 7, 2015—FloorFolio Industries has opened its first U.S. manufacturing facility, which will produce its patented EnviroQuiet Luxury Vinyl Tile.
Daltile Opens Miami Design Studio
Miami, FL, May 7, 2015—Daltile has opened a 4,600-square-foot design studio in Miami.
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