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Linden Lumber Closes Hardwood Flooring Division   Full Article
Linden, AL, May 18, 2016-- Linden Lumber is closing its hardwood flooring division effective yesterday, May 17.

Unilin Awarded $1.17 Million Compensation for Patent Infringement   Full Article
Wielsbeke, BE, May 18, 2016—Unilin was recently awarded a $1.17 million judgment in compensation for the patent infringement by Granada Kitchen & Floor, Granada Wood & Cabinets and NSL Trading Corporation.

Crossville Sponsoring First Southern Style Now Showhouse   Full Article
Crossville, TN, New Orleans, LA, May 18, 2016—Officials with Crossville have announced the company is the exclusive tile sponsor for the first-ever Southern Style Now Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home Magazine.

Lisa Tucker Named Educator of the Year by IIDA   Full Article
Chicago, IL, May 18, 2016—The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) proudly announces Lisa Tucker, Ph.D., IIDA, FIDEC, AIA, ASID, LEED AP BD+C, as the 2016 IIDA Educator of the Year.

Third Annual Schönox’s Worst Subfloor Contest Now Accepting Entries   Full Article
Florence, AL, May 18, 2016—The third annual Schönox’s Worst Subfloor Contest is now underway.

Housing Starts Up 6.6% in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 17, 2016— Privately-owned housing starts in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,172,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced.

Home Depot's Net Sales Rose 9% YOY in Q1   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, May 17, 2016—The Home Depot has reported sales of $22.8 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, a 9.0% increase from the first quarter of fiscal 2015, when sales were $20.9 billion.

Consumer Price Index Increased by 0.4% in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 17, 2016—The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.4% in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

April Industrial Production Rose by 0.7%   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 17, 2016—Industrial production increased 0.7% in April after decreasing in the previous two months, according to the Federal Reserve. Manufacturing output rose 0.3% after declining the same amount in March.

Lowe's Clears Last Hurdle in Purchase of Canada's Rona   Full Article
Ottawa, ON, May 16, 2016—Lowe’s purchase of Rona was approved by the Canadian government under the Investment Canada Act, according to the Toronto Sun.