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Consumer Sentiment Down 1.9% in March   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, March 18, 2016—Consumer sentiment fell 1.9% in March to 90.0, according to preliminary results from the Survey of Consumers by the University of Michigan.

Shaw Industries' Dr. Stricklen Receives AMI Turf Industry Award   Full Article
Dalton, GA, March 18, 2016—Dr. Phil Stricklen, director of R&D for Shaw Industries' turf brands, has received an award from Applied Market Information, Ltd.

Dwell on Design Offers New Show Feature for Emerging Designers   Full Article
Dallas, TX, March 18, 2016—Dwell on Design has announced the addition of Prime Edition and Prototype to its 2016 Los Angeles line-up, June 24 to 26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Haines Restructures Management Team, Promotes Sixteen   Full Article
Glen Burnie, MD, March 17, 2016—With the acquisition and integration of CMH complete, Haines is restructuring its management team to prepare for the future of the company.

Job Openings Rose in January, Hires & Separations Declined   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 17, 2016—The number of job openings rose to 5.5 million on the last business day of January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

Retailer of the Year Announced by CapetsPlus Colortile   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, March 17, 2016—CarpetsPlus Colortile has named Stacey Pape, owner of SP Floors and Design Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as its retailer of the year.

Carpetland USA Names Its 2016 Retailer of the Year   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, March 17, 2016—Carpetland USA has named Duke Karns, owner of Carpetland USA in Lafayette, Indiana, as its retailer of the year.

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.