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Small Business Optimism Rose 1 Point in April, Remains Well Below Average   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 11, 2016— The Index of Small Business Optimism rose 1 point to 93.6 in April, according to the NFIB’s latest Small Business Economic Trends report.

Fuse Launches Spark Awards Competition for Members   Full Article
Laguna Niguel, CA, May 11, 2016—Fuse Alliance has announced the launch of the Spark Awards.

Lumber Liquidators Q1 Net Sales Down 10.2% YOY, Loss of $1.20 EPS   Full Article
Toano, VA, May 10, 2016--Net sales in Q1 2016 were $233.5 million, a decrease of 10.2% from Q1 2015.

Wholesaler Sales Rose 0.7% in February, Down YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 10, 2016—March 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers were $430.7 billion, up 0.7% from the revised February level, but were down 2.0% from the March 2015 level, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

Job Openings Held Steady at 5.8 Million in March   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 10, 2016—The number of job openings was little changed at 5.8 million on the last business day of March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

Shaw's Specialty Markets Div. Honored by Manufactured Housing Institute   Full Article
Arlington, VA, May 10, 2016—For the second consecutive year, Shaw Industries’ Specialty Markets Division has been named Supplier of the Year by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI).

QFloors Doubles Size, Expands Ranks   Full Article
South Jordan, UT, May 10, 2016—QFloors has doubled in size in the past three years, according to the floorcovering software’s CFO Trent Ogden.

NAFCD + NBMDA Announce Dates for Annual Convention   Full Article
Chicago, IL, May 10, 2016—The NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention with take place November 1 to 3 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois.

Laminam by Crossville's Satori Wins IIDA/HD Best of Show Recognition   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, May 9, 2016—Laminam by Crossville’s Satori Collection has been named Best of Show - Hard Surface Flooring in the 20th Annual IIDA/HD Products Competition.

Armstrong Flooring Net Sales Increased by 9.6% in Q1   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, May 9, 2016—Armstrong Flooring had net sales of $284.4 million in Q1 2016, compared to net sales of $259.4 million in Q1 2015, an increase of 9.6%.