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Baby Boomers Prefer Brick Exteriors, NAHB Survey Finds
Reston, VA, May 24, 2016—Baby boomers rank brick highest over other home exteriors in a recent nationwide survey, according to the NAHB's Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers.
Surya Named to Georgia Fast 40 List for Second Consecutive Year
Calhoun, GA, May 23, 2016—Surya has been named for the second year in a row to the Georgia Fast 40 by ACG Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth.
Construction Employment Rose in 42 States & DC Over Last Year
Arlington, VA, May 23, 2016—Forty-two states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between April 2015 and April 2016, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
Demand for Retail Space Improved in Q1
Miami, FL, May 23, 2016—Thirty of 62 U.S. markets reported tighter availability for retail space in the first quarter, according to the World Property Journal.
Lowe's Completes Acquisition of Canada's Rona for $2.4 Billion
Mooresville, NC, May 20, 2016—Lowe’s has completed its previously announced acquisition of Rona, in a transaction valued at $2.4 billion.
JCPenney Testing Empire Today Venture in Two Locations
Plano, TX, May 20, 2016—JCPenney is powering up its Home business by incorporating an appliance showroom to nearly 500 stores, ramping up its window treatment selection and testing initiatives with both Empire Today and Ashley Furniture.
Existing Home Sales Rose in April for Second Straight Month
Washington, DC, May 20, 2016—Total existing-home sales rose 1.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.45 million in April from an upwardly revised 5.36 million in March, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Conference Board Leading Economic Index Jumped in April
Washington, DC, May 20, 2016—The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. increased 0.6% in April to 123.9, following no change in March, and a 0.1% increase in February.
FCICA Now Accepting Applications for Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship
West Bloomfield, MI, May 20, 2016—FCICA, in cooperation with ARDEX America and Nora Systems, announced that the next quarterly Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship is available for the Certified Installation Manager Program.
Coverings Releases Attendance Numbers for 2016 Expo
Alexandria, VA, May 20, 2016—More than 25,000 industry professionals attended the week-long 2016 Coverings expo, April 18 to 21, a 15% increase over 2009, the last year Coverings was held in Chicago, and the same number as last year.
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