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CARE Launches California Council on Carpet Recycling   Full Article
Sacramento, CA, February 12, 2016—The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has announced the formation of the California Council on Carpet Recycling, an advisory group selected to provide guidance to CARE on California's carpet recycling efforts.

FCICA's Bruce Newbrough Scholarship Program Continued into 2016   Full Article
West Bloomfield, MI, February 12, 2016—FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association is happy to announce the continuation of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship for the Certified Installation Manager program in 2016.

Domotex asia/Chinafloor Display Space 94% Booked   Full Article
Shanghai, CH, February 12, 2016—Two months before Domotex asia/Chinafloor, March 22 to 24, the biggest trade fair for carpets and floorcoverings in the Asia-Pacific region is scheduled to open, 94% of the display space has already been booked.

Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturers Shipments Down in December   Full Article
Washington, DC, February 12, 2016—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for December was estimated at $1,302.3 billion, down 0.6% from November 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Winners of 14th Tile of Spain Awards Announced   Full Article
Miami, FL, February 12, 2016—Tile of Spain announces the winners of the 14th Annual Tile of Spain Awards in the categories of Architecture and Interior Design.

McSwain Given WFCA Gold Standard Award for Excellence in Retailing   Full Article
Dalton, GA, February 11, 2016—Scott Humphrey, chief executive officer, World Floor Covering Association, has announced the annual winner of the Gold Standard Award for excellence in retailing: McSwain Carpet and Floors, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

LL's High-Formaldehyde Laminate Can Cause Health Problems, Says Fed   Full Article
Washington, DC, February 11, 2016—Federal regulators believe that the laminate flooring with high levels of formaldehyde sold by Lumber Liquidators may trigger breathing problems and risk of cancer was increased, though only by a small amount.

Retail Sales Projected to Grow 3.1% in 2016, National Retail Federation   Full Article
Washington, DC, February 11, 2016—The National Retail Federation has released its 2016 economic forecast, projecting retail industry sales will grow 3.1%, higher than the ten-year average of 2.7%.

Tom Schlough Wins 2015 Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement   Full Article
Oberlin, OH and Chestertown, NY, February 11, 2016—Tom Schlough, owner of Park Industries in St. Cloud, Minnesota, is the recipient of the 2015 Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award was presented to Schlough at TISE 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Schluter Wins Three ClearSelect Product Awards   Full Article
Plattsburgh, NY, February 11, 2016—Schluter Systems recently received three product awards from the 2015 Tile & Stone Installation Contractor ClearReport.