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Chicago Area Manufacturing Expands at Slower Rate
Chicago, IL, July 31, 2014 -- The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index fell sharply in July to its lowest level in more than a year.
Quick-Step Unveils Proprietary Visualization Tool
Dallas, TX, July 31, 2014 -- Laminate maker Quick-Step has released a new proprietary digital shopping tool for consumers called “Style My Floor.”
Private Employers Add 218,000 Jobs in July
Roseland, NJ, July 30, 2014 -- Private employers hired 218,000 workers in July, according to the ADP National Employment Report.
Economy Grows More Than Expected in Q2
Washington, DC, July 30, 2014 -- Gross domestic product rose more than expected in the second quarter, according to the Commerce Department.
Lumber Liquidators Reports Lower Income
Toano, VA, July 30, 2014 -- Lumber Liquidators reported that second quarter net income decreased 18.7% to $16.6 million, or $0.60 per share, compared to $20.4 million, or $0.73 per share, a year ago.
Mortgage Applications Down on Lower Refinancing
Washington, DC, July 30, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume fell last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
Mohawk Marks Milestone in Atlanta Habitat Program
Calhoun, GA, July 30, 2014 -- On Aug. 2, Mohawk will mark the fifth anniversary of its commitment to Habitat for Humanity with the installation of flooring in Mohawk’s 150th Habitat house in Atlanta.
Philadelphia Floor Store To Distribute New Nailer
Philadelphia, PA, July 30, 2014 -- Hardwood flooring distributor Philadelphia Floor Store has teamed with fastener company Primatech to launch the new PRO 245 Nailer.
Armstrong To Produce Engineered Handscrapes in U.S.
Lancaster, PA, July 29 –-Armstrong said it is onshoring the manufacture of scraped engineered hardwood flooring to its Somerset, Kentucky, facility and closing its facility in Kunshan, China, where the products are currently made.
Consumer Confidence Spikes Higher in July
New York, NY, July 29, 2014 -- The Conference Board said that its index of consumer confidence increased to 90.9 in July from 86.4 in June.
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