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Gavin McDowell Tapped as OW Hospitality's Global Design Director   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 3, 2016—Oriental Weavers Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Gavin McDowell as OW Hospitality’s global design director.

U.S. Added 38,000 Jobs in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 3, 2016—The unemployment rate declined by 0.3 percentage points to 4.7% in May, and nonfarm payroll employment changed little (+38,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Goods & Services Deficit Rose to $37.4 Billion in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 3, 2016--The goods and services deficit was $37.4 billion in April, up $1.9 billion from $35.5 billion in March, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced through the Department of Commerce.

Armstrong Launches Luxe Plank Consumer Promotion   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, June 3, 2016—Armstrong Flooring is offering consumers a chance to save 5% on Luxe Plank with FasTak Installation or Luxe Plank with Rigid Core Technology through the end of June.

Mannington Creates Virtual Tour of Surfaces Booth   Full Article
Salem, NJ, June 3, 2016—Mannington Mills has used 360-degree photography technology from Virtually Anywhere to showcase its new product introductions.

Brumark Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Dalton   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 3, 2016—Trade show and exhibit flooring specialist Brumark has opened a new manufacturing facility in Dalton, Georgia, according to Exhibitor Online.

KDF Extends Patent Protection for LVT & WPC Products with Välinge   Full Article
Viken, SW, June 3, 2016--Korean floor producer KDF Co. Ltd has been granted access to extended IP protection for LVT and WPC flooring products by signing a new agreement with Välinge.

VA Taps INSTALL for Master Construction Specification   Full Article
Glassboro, NJ, June 2, 2016—The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) recently adopted INSTALL certification standards into its Section 09 68 00 Carpeting, Section 09 65 19 Resilient Tile Flooring and Section 09 68 21 Athletic Carpeting.

April Construction Employment Rises In 235 Of 358 Metro Areas YOY   Full Article
Arlington, VA, June 2, 2016—Construction employment rose between April 2015 and April 2016 in two-thirds of the nation's metro areas, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

CFI Announces Convention Details & Special Events   Full Article
Dallas, TX, June 2, 2016—This year’s CFI Convention takes place August 3 to 5 in Dallas, Texas.