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Fire Damages Columbia Manufacturing Facility in Danville, Virginia   Full Article
Danville, VA, June 21, 2016—A portion of Mohawk’s Columbia Flooring manufacturing facility in Danville, Virginia will be closed for the several days following a fire Monday night, reports WDBJ7.

World Floor Covering Association Acquires fcB2B   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 21, 2016—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has purchased fcB2B and all of its assets.

BASF Announces Price Increase on Styrene-butadiene Latex Polymers   Full Article
Florham Park, New Jersey, June 21, 2016—Effective July 15, 2016 or as contracts allow, BASF will increase prices for styrene-butadiene latex polymers sold in North America.

Beaulieu Announces Changes to Leadership   Full Article
Dalton, Georgia, June 20, 2016—The next generation of the Bouckaert family is getting more involved with Beaulieu America and planning the next phase of growth for the business.

Q.E.P. Acquires XPS Foam Limited   Full Article
Boca Raton, FL, June 20, 2016—Q.E.P. Co., Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of XPS Foam Limited.

Rubenstein's Receives Accolades for PDX Carpet Recycling   Full Article
Portland, WA, June 20, 2016—Rubenstein’s Contract Carpet was honored with Starnet’s environment award for the Portland International Airport (PDX) project, and locally, the Seattle-based company has received a great deal of attention for its work.

GDOT Endorses The Ray C. Anderson Foundation Highway Project   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, June 20, 2016—The Georgia Department of Transportation State Transportation Board passed a resolution endorsing a project of The Ray C. Anderson Foundation, to re-imagine our highway system into one that is safer and more sustainable.

Nineteen States Added Construction Workers in May   Full Article
Arlington, VA, June 20, 2016—Thirty-nine states added construction jobs between May 2015 and May 2016 while construction employment only increased in 19 states between April and May, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Housing Starts Ticked Down in May, Still 9.5% Higher than May 2015 Rate   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 17, 2016— Privately-owned housing starts in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,164,000, 0.3% below the revised April estimate of 1,167,000, according to the Department of Commerce.

Lumber Liquidators Will Not Resume Sales of Chinese-Made Laminate   Full Article
Toano, VA, June 17, 2016—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has completed its probe of Lumber Liquidators, and the company has agreed to cease sales of Chinese-made laminate flooring.