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Multilayer Modular Flooring Association Holds Annual Meeting in Upper Bavaria   Full Article
Thansau, Upper Bavaria, June 9, 2016—The Annual Meeting of the MMFA, the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association, was held in Thansau, Upper Bavaria, May 9 to 10 at the invitation of member Schattdecor AG.

Fortune 500 List Includes Flooring Industry Companies & Associates   Full Article
New York, NY, June 8, 2016—Fortune has released its 62nd Fortune 500 list, and several companies in and associated with the flooring industry are included.

Ginger Gilbert Named Director of Product - Kinetex at J+J Flooring Group   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 8, 2016–Ginger Gilbert has been named J+J Flooring Group’s new director of product – Kinetex.

Job Openings Held Steady in April, Quits Rate at 2%   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 8, 2016—The number of job openings was little changed at 5.8 million on the last business day of April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Shannon Specialty Floors Expands Partnership with Spartan Surfaces   Full Article
Milwaukee, WI, June 8, 2016—Shannon Specialty Floors has expanded its current marketing alliance with sales group, Spartan Surfaces.

NTCA Ties Record Membership Number in May   Full Article
Jackson, MS, June 8, 2016—As of the end of May, the The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has already matched its previous record of 1,150 active members and expects to exceed total record membership in 2016.

Install Launches New Surface Prep Certification Program   Full Article
Glassboro, NJ, June 7, 2016—In response to the significant need in the floorcovering industry to raise awareness and aptitude of proper substrate preparation and installation, Install announces its first ever Surface Prep Certification.

Kevin Westerhouse Named COO of Surya   Full Article
Cartersville, GA, June 7, 2016 —Surya has named Kevin Westerhouse to the position of chief operating officer.

U.S. Labor Productivity Fell in Q1   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 7, 2016—Nonfarm business sector labor productivity decreased at a 0.6% annual rate during the first quarter of 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported, as output increased 0.9% and hours worked increased 1.5%.

Ceramics of Italy Announces 2016 Tile Competition Winners   Full Article
Chicago, IL, June 6 2016—The Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is proud to announce six outstanding projects that wholly represent the competition’s goal of honoring commendable use of Italian tile in North American architecture and design.