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NWFA Announces 2015 Wood Floor of the Year Winners   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, April 30, 2015—Winners of the NWFA’s 2015 Wood Floor of the Year were announced at the show’s expo.

GBCI Launches PEER Rating System To Gauge Power System Performance   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 30, 2015—Green Business Certification Inc. has officially launched Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal, a rating system designed to measure and improve sustainable power system performance.

Tandus Centiva Partners with Philips To Launch Luminous Carpets   Full Article
Dalton, GA, April 30, 2015—Tandus Centiva and lighting manufacturer Philips have announced a partnership to launch Luminous Carpets, LED lighting paired with light transmissive carpet, in the North American market.

Dixie Posts 12.7% YOY Increase in Q1   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, April 29, 2015—The Dixie Group, Inc. has reported sales of $95,855,000 and a loss from continuing operations of $2,380,000, or $0.15 per share for the first quarter of 2015 ended March 28.

GDP Rise of Only 0.2% in Q1, A Sluggish Start to 2015   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 29, 2015—Gross domestic product rose at a 0.2% annualized rate after advancing 2.2% the prior quarter, the Commerce Department reports.

Lumber Liquidators Replaces CFO, March Sales Down 12.8%   Full Article
Toana, VA, April 29, 2015--Lumber Liquidators’ CFO Dan Terrell will be replaced on June 1.

Analyst Releases Q1 Expectations for Flooring Industry   Full Article
New York, NY, April 29, 2015—Stifel Nicolaus has published its Q1 expectations ahead of the release of Q1 earnings reports.

Home Ownership Slips but Household Formation Rises   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 29, 2015—U.S. homeownership slipped in the first quarter, but strong gains in the pace at which Americans are setting up homes supported the view that the housing sector will boost economic growth this year, reports Reuters.

50,000 Homes Certified Under NGBS's Green Standard   Full Article
Upper Marlboro, MD, April 29, 2015—Home Innovation Research Labs has now certified 50,000 homes under the National Green Building Standard Green Certification Program.

Home Prices Rose 5% YOY, Says S&P/Case-Shiller   Full Article
New York, NY, April 28, 2015—Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose 5% between February 2014 and February 2015, a sign the housing market may be gaining momentum, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values.