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Conference Board Leading Economic Index Jumped in April   Full Article
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   Full Article
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   Full Article
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.

Mohawk Group's Light Lab Receives Petal Certification   Full Article
Dalton, GA, May 19, 2016—Mohawk Group announced that Light Lab, the company’s recently renovated design studio, has received Petal Certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Living Building Challenge 2.1.

Pharr Yarns Hires Curt Schultze as Director of Carpet Yarn Sales   Full Article
McAdenville, NC, May 18, 2016-- Curt Schultze has joined Pharr Yarns, based in McAdenville, North Carolina, as director of carpet yarn sales.

Winners of First NYCxDESIGN Awards Announced   Full Article
New York, NY, May 19, 2016—Six flooring companies were recognized at the first ever NYCxDESIGN Awards, presented by Interior Design and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

Zombie Foreclosures Rose to 1.4 Million in Q2   Full Article
Irvine, CA, May 19, 2016—Nearly 1.4 million U.S. residential properties representing 1.6% of all residential properties were vacant as of May 2016, up 2.7% from the previous quarter, according to RealtyTrac.

Lowe's Net Sales Rose 7.8% YOY in Q1, EPS Up 40%   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, May 18, 2016—Lowe's reported net sales of $15.2 billion, an increase of 7.8% from the first quarter of 2015’s $14.1 billion.

Shaw to Close Spun Yarn Plant 14 in Valley Head, Alabama   Full Article
Dalton, GA, May 18, 2016—Shaw has announced its plan to shift production from Plant 14 in Valley Head, Alabama into other facilities across Georgia and Alabama.

Architectural Billings Index Shows Continued Modest Growth in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 18, 2016—The April ABI score was 50.6, down from the mark of 51.9 in the previous month, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has reported.