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Factory Orders Down for Second Consecutive Month   Full Article
Washington, DC, November 3, 2015— Orders to U.S. factories fell 1% in September, according to the Commerce Department. This marks the second consecutive month of decline; in August, orders fell 2.1%.

CAP Releases Report on Uneven Housing Recovery   Full Article
Washington, DC, November 3, 2015—Eight years after home prices collapsed in 2007, about 7.5 million American homeowners are still underwater, according to Center for American Progress’ report The Uneven Housing Recovery.

FloorFolio Expanding Presence in MD, VA and DC   Full Article
Edison, NJ, November 3, 2015—In an effort to meet increased demand, FloorFolio Industries is expanding its presence in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Shannon Specialty Floors Partnering with Spartan Surfaces   Full Article
Milwaukee, WI, November 3, 2015—Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. has announced a new agent partnership with Spartan Surfaces.

Nydree's Hardwoof Named to This Old House Top 100 List   Full Article
Forest, VA, November 3, 2015—Nydree Flooring’s Hardwoof has been named to the This Old House Top 100 list, which compiles the best new home products of the year.

September Construction Spending Up 0.6% over August, 14.1% YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, November 2, 2015—Construction spending during September 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,094.2 billion, 0.6% above the revised August estimate of $1,087.5 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Manufacturing Down Slightly in October, but Still Expanding   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, November 2, 2015—The October PMI registered 50.1%, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the September reading of 50.2%, according to the Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

Novalis Launches First Branded Commercial LVF Line   Full Article
Toronto, ON, November 2, 2015—Novalis Innovative Flooring launched its new commercially specified luxury vinyl flooring line branded AVA at NeoCon East.

IICRC Announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, November 2, 2015—The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification has announced the election of five members to the 2015-2016 board of directors.

John Cox of Cox Tile Awarded NTCA Ring of Honor   Full Article
Savannah, GA, November 2, 2015—John Cox, founder/president of Cox Tile, Inc. of San Antonio, Texas, was presented the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) 2015 Ring of Honor Award this past week.