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Mohawk Turns Old Building into LEED Gold Certified Flooring Center   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, November 12, 2015—Mohawk Industries cut a celebratory ribbon at its newly renovated Mohawk Flooring Center in Calhoun, Georgia on November 12 to mark the building’s designation as LEED Gold certified.

TISE Announces Details of New Ignite Education Program   Full Article
Dallas, TX, November 13, 2015— The International Surfaces Events announces the new Ignite Education Program, taking place January 19 to 22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

CRI Announces Details of Annual Membership Meeting   Full Article
Dalton, GA, November 13, 2015—The Carpet & Rug Institute’s annual membership meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 18 at 11:00.

Home Prices Sustained Steady Growth in Most Metro Areas in Q3   Full Article
Washington, DC, November 13, 2015—Overall home price appreciation slowed to a healthier pace during the third quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors.

October Retail Sales Inch Upward   Full Article
Washington, DC, November 13, 2015— The U.S. Census Bureau announced that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for October were $447.3 billion, an increase of 0.1% from the previous month, and 1.7% above October 2014.

Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturers' Shipments Flat in September   Full Article
Washington, DC, November 13, 2015— The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for September was estimated at $1,320.3 billion, virtually unchanged from August, according to The U.S. Census Bureau.

Producer Price Index Posts 0.4% Decline in October   Full Article
Washington, DC, November 13, 2015—The Producer Price Index for final demand decreased 0.4% in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

Washington Post Article Highlights the Benefits of Large Format Porcelain   Full Article
Washington, DC November 12, 2015—The Washington Post has published an article in its real estate section titled “Porcelain Ceramic Tile Making a Comeback,” which details the increasing use and versatility of large format porcelain tile.

Job Openings, Hires & Separations Held Steady in September   Full Article
Washington, DC, November, 12, 2015—The number of job openings was little changed at 5.5 million on the last business day of September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

Foreclosure Filings Up 6% in October, RealtyTrac   Full Article
Irvine, CA, November 12, 2015—Foreclosure filings were reported on 115,134 U.S. properties in October, an increase of 6% from the previous month but still down 6% from a year ago, according to RealtyTrac's U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for October 2015.