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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.

Mohawk Flooring Wins PRSA Awards   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, June 17, 2016—Mohawk Flooring has been named a winner of the 2016 PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence and the PRSA Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation for its SmartStrand Forever Clean Launch campaign.

Floorco Opening Distribution Arm, Floorco Distribution   Full Article
Baltimore, MD, June 17, 2016—Floorco has announced that it is expanding its existing operation, opening a new division will be called Floorco Distribution.

NTCA Releases Revamped "Trowel and Error" Training Video   Full Article
Jackson, MS, June 17, 2016—The National Tile Contractors Association’s (NTCA) has updated its “Trowel and Error” video, a training tool since first released in 1996.

BuildDirect Adds Mohawk, Armstrong and Shaw Products to Offering   Full Article
Vancouver, BC, June 17, 2016—BuildDirect, an online marketplace for home improvement products, has announced the addition of major home supply brands to its online platform, Home Marketplace.

Global Wood Fiber Prices Continued Down in Q1   Full Article
Seattle, WA, June 17, 2016—Wood costs for the pulp industry have been falling steadily worldwide for almost five years with hardwood fiber prices declining the most, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.