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NWFA's RPP Accepted into ICC 700 National Green Building Standard   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, April 22, 2016—NWFA’s Responsible Procurement Program (RPP) has been accepted into the 2015 edition of NAHB’s ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS).

Architectural Billings Index Closed Q1 on Positive Note   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 21, 2016—The March Architectural Billings Index (ABI) score was 51.9, up from the mark of 50.3 in the previous month, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Shaw Announces Winner of Capture the Spirit Car Giveaway   Full Article
Dalton, GA, April 21, 2016—Shaw has announced the winner of its Capture The Spirit (CTS) Awesome Dream Car Giveaway. Josh Cooper from Denver, Colorado-based flooring retailer Carpet Exchange won a Cadillac CTS luxury sedan.

Inalco Wins Best of Show Recognition at Coverings   Full Article
Chicago, IL, April 21, 2016-- Inalco was awarded the Best in Show at Coverings 2016.

Shaw Completes Expansion of Hardwood Facility in South Pittsburg, TN   Full Article
South Pittsburg, TN, April 20, 2016—Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has completed the expansion of its hardwood flooring manufacturing facility in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, to meet the growing demand for its engineered hardwood flooring products.

Existing-Home Sales Rebound in March, Rising 5.1%   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 20, 2016—Existing-home sales bounced back 5.1% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.33 million from a downwardly revised 5.07 million in February, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Coverings Announces Winners of 5th Installation & Design Awards   Full Article
Chicago, IL, April 20, 2016—Fifteen outstanding projects demonstrating spectacular craftsmanship and creativity in the use of tile and stone materials were recognized in the fifth annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards.

Tarkett Partnering in Cradle to Cradle Education Series for A&D   Full Article
Solon, OH, April 20, 2016—Tarkett, along with other Cradle to Cradle sponsor companies, will initiate a new education series for architects and designers that focuses on regenerative design.

Sarmazian Brothers Joins Armstrong Flooring Elite Dealer Program   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, April 20, 2016—Sarmazian Brothers Flooring will be adding their two award-winning showrooms in Guelph and Cambridge Ontario, Canada to the Armstrong Flooring Elite Dealer family.

Floor To Ceiling Group Joins Floors & More, Operator of Big Bob's   Full Article
Auburn, MA, April 20, 2016—Effective April 1, the Floor To Ceiling group, with more than 60 members nationwide, became part of the Floors & More buying group, which operates the Big Bob's Flooring Outlets and Floors & Kitchens Today group.