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Gerflor Creates New Position to Support Growing Healthcare Business   Full Article
Bensenville, IL, November 23, 2015—Gerflor has created a new position, healthcare segment director, to support growth in the healthcare market and has tapped Jim Bistolas to serve in that position.

Construction Job Growth Rebounded in October   Full Article
Arlington, VA, November 23, 2015-- Construction job growth rebounded in October as 43 states and the District of Columbia recorded employment increases from a year earlier, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Multi-family Housing Remains Strong in Third Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, November 20, 2015 -- The Multi-family Production Index, which measures builder and developer sentiment, increased one point to a level of 56 for the third quarter.

Leading Economic Indicators Up Sharply in October   Full Article
New York, NY, November 20, 2015 -- The Conference Board's Leading Economic Index rose 0.6 percent to 124.1 in October after falling in September. It was the best reading since June.

Web Hardwood Firm Acquires Factory in Brazil   Full Article
Sarasota, FL, November 20, 2015 -- AdvantageLumber.com has acquired Companhia Madeireira, one of the largest hardwood lumber factories in Northern Brazil.

The Rug Company Names CEO Post Acquisition   Full Article
London, England, Nov. 20, 2015 -- The Rug Company has named James Seuss as CEO, effective Dec. 14.

Mortgage Rates Move Slightly Lower   Full Article
Washington, DC, November 20, 2015 -- Average mortgage rates ticked lower this week after two straight weeks of sharp increases, according to Freddie Mac.

Jobless Claims Dip Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, November 20, 2015 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell by 5,000 to 271,000 last week, according to the Labor Department.

Philly Manufacturing Turns Positive in November   Full Article
Philadelphia, PA, November 20, 2015 -- The Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index returned to positive territory in November, rising to 1.9 after being negative for two straight months.

CRI to Fund Voluntary Product Stewardship for Second Year   Full Article
Dalton, GA, November 18, 2015—The Carpet and Rug Institute held its annual meeting yesterday, where it announced that it would dedicate half of its annual budget to fund the Voluntary Product Stewardship initiative for a second year.