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NAFCT to Hold Intro to Substrate & Subfloor Course in Toronto   Full Article
Toronto, ON, March 17, 2016—The National Academy of Floor Covering Training will hold an Introduction to Substrate and Subfloor Inspection Course in Toronto, Ontario on August 10 and 11 at the Ardex Canada, Inc. facility.

February Housing Starts Up 30.9% Year Over Year   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 16, 2016—Privately-owned housing starts in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,178,000, 5.2% above the January estimate and 30.9% above the February 2015 rate, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

2015 Marked A Good Year for The U.S. Lumber Market   Full Article
Bothell, WA, March 16, 2016—The U.S. lumber market was a bright spot as compared to most other regions of the world in 2015, according to Wood Resources International.

Consumer Prices Down 0.2% in February on Energy Index Decrease   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 16, 2016—The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers declined 0.2% in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

Industrial Production Declined 0.5% in February   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 16, 2016—Industrial production decreased 0.5% in February after increasing 0.8% in January, reports the Federal Reserve.

AWI Shareholders Will Receive Armstrong Flooring Stock   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, March 15, 2016-- Armstrong World shareholders will get one share of Armstrong Flooring stock for every two shares of Armstrong World stock they own, according to Lancaster Online.

Builder Confidence Holds Steady in March at 58   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 15, 2016—Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes was unchanged in March at a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

Domo Names Frank Endrenyi U.S. Agent for Recycled Product Line   Full Article
LaGrange, GA, March 15, 2016—Domo Engineering Plastics US, Inc. has appointed Frank Endrenyi, president of Marketing Collaborative LLC, Acworth, Georgia, as an agent for its U.S. post-industrial and post-consumer recycled feedstocks product line.

NWFA & Lägler Offer Sand & Finish Dual-Certification Program   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, March 15, 2016—NWFA Certified Professionals and Lägler are working together to offer a dual-certification program for wood flooring sand and finishers.

February Retail Sales Down 0.1% from January, Up 3.1% YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 15, 2016—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for February were $447.3 billion, a decrease of 0.1% from the previous month, and 3.1% above February 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced.