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Mohawk Acquires Bulgarian Ceramics Manufacturer, KAI Group   Full Article
Dalton, GA, April 16, 2015—Mohawk Industries has purchased KAI Group, Bulgaria’s largest manufacturer of ceramic tiles.

Housing Starts Rise, Though Less Than Expected   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 16, 2015—Housing starts rose 2% in March to a 926,000 annualized rate, the Commerce Department reports, though analysts had anticipated a greater increase since weather across much of the country was temperate.

ISSA Releases Clean Standard for Institutional and Commercial Spaces   Full Article
Northbrook, IL, April 16, 2015—ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has released the ISSA Clean Standard: Institutional and Commercial to help facility managers measure and monitor the effectiveness of their cleaning processes.

Foreclosure Activity Rose 4% in March   Full Article
Irvine, CA, April 16, 2015—Foreclosure activity rose 4% in March over the previous year’s total, according to a new report from RealtyTrac.

RD Weis Rolls Out National Solutions Program Nationwide   Full Article
Elmsford, NY, April 16, 2015—RD Weis Companies has announced the continuation of its National Solutions Program, serving North America through its partnership with Starnet.

Researchers Develop Bio-Based Polyurethane   Full Article
Pullman, WA, April 16, 2015—Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new way to use plant oils, like olive and linseed oils, to create polyurethane, which is used as, among other things, a sealant for hardwood floors.

Stonewood Floors to Stock Products in Six New Tazmanian Freight Locations   Full Article
Everett, Washington, April 16, 2015—Stonewood Floors USA, an import supplier of engineered flooring, has reached an agreement with Tazmanian Freight Systems, Inc. to stock inventory in six additional warehouse locations nationwide.

CID Award Winners Announced at Coverings   Full Article
Orlando, FL, April 15, 2015—Thirteen tile and stone projects were recognized at the fourth annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards, which honors outstanding design and installation of tile.

NAHB: Builder Confidence Up Four Points   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 15, 2015— The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index rose to 56 this month, up four points from March.

Alcoa Exec Appointed President & CEO of Tarkett North America   Full Article
Solon, OH, April 15, 2015—Glen Morrison has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Tarkett North America, effective May 4, 2015.