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ISSA Announces Board of Director Installations   Full Article
Northbrook, IL, February 25, 2016—ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has announced the following elections to the ISSA Board of Directors to fill board vacancies.

Lowe's Reports Net Sales Growth of Over 5.0% for the Fiscal Year   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, February 24, 2016—Lowe’s Companies has reported net earnings of $2.5 billion, or diluted earnings per share of $2.73 for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2016.

More Details of Big Bob’s Flooring Outlet Investors Announced   Full Article
Harrisburg, PA, February 24, 2016—Scott Appel, Bill Hamad and Joe Hamad have announced their involvement with the recent acquisition of the Big Bob's Flooring Outlet franchise operation.

Sales of New Single-Family Homes Down 9.2% in January   Full Article
Washington, DC, February 24, 2016—Sales of new single-family houses in January 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 494,000, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Designerlebrity Creator Barbara Viteri to Conclude IDS Conference   Full Article
High Point, NC, February 24, 2016—The Interior Design Society (IDS) will host its annual national conference, March 30 to April 1 at the Dallas Market Center in Dallas, Texas.

TISE Issues Call for Proposals for IGNITE Program   Full Article
Dallas, TX, February 24, 2016—The International Surface Event has issued a call for presentation, demonstration and session proposals for its IGNITE education program.

Mapei & NTCA Partner with RISE Program To Build Smart Homes for Vets   Full Article
Deerfield Beach, Florida and Jackson, Mississippi, February 24, 2016—Mapei and the National Tile Contractors Association have announced an exclusive partnership to assist the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program.

Home Depot Closes 2015 with Sales up 9.5% in Q4   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, February 23, 2016—The Home Depot reported sales of $21.0 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, a 9.5% increase from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Ron Van Gelderen, Former President of CRI, Dies at 80   Full Article
Salt Lake City, UT, February 19, 2016--Ron Van Gelderen, the former president and COO of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), passed away last Friday.

Armstrong Releases Q4 2015 Results   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, February 22, 2016—For Q4 2015, Armstrong World Industries, Inc. reported net sales of $577.4 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.21, compared to $587.3 million in Q4 2014, or diluted earnings per share of $0.19.