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Early Bird Registration for CARE Conference Ends Friday   Full Article
Dalton, GA, April 11, 2016—Early bird registration for CARE’s 14th Annual Conference, which will be held May 18 to 19 at the Hyatt Regency, Greenville, South Carolina, ends Friday, April 15.

Armstrong Flooring CEO Says Onshoring Has Been Cost Saver   Full Article
Sunnyvale, CA, April 8, 2016—CEO of Armstrong Flooring Don Maier recently appeared on Yahoo Finance where he said that the onshoring of engineered hardwood flooring production has been financially beneficial for the company.

Vacation Home Sales Cooled Off, Investment Sales Heated Up in 2015   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 8, 2016—Vacation home sales cooled in 2015 but remained at the second highest amount in nearly a decade, while investment purchases increased for the first time in five years, according to the National Association of Realtors.

ASID Announces 2016 National Award Recipients   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 8, 2015—The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has announced the recipients of its 2016 ASID National Awards.

Consumer Credit Rose 5.75% in February   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 8, 2016—Consumer credit rose 5.75% or $17.3 billion in February, according to the Federal Reserve’s preliminary report.

Feb. Wholesaler Sales Down 0.2%, Durable Goods Sales Up 1.2%   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 8, 2016—February 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers’ sales branches and offices were $427.6 billion, down 0.2% from the revised January level, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

Construction Industry Groups File Suit Over OSHA Silica Rule   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 8, 2016—Eight construction industry organizations have filed a petition for review of the final crystalline silica rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Blue Point Capital Partners Acquires Tierra Sol Ceramic Tile   Full Article
Cleveland, OH, April 7, 2016—Blue Point Capital Partners, in conjunction with its portfolio company, Shnier-GESCO Limited Partnership (Shnier), has acquired Tierra Sol Ceramic Tile Ltd.

Mullican Names Kevin Murphy South Central Sales Manager   Full Article
Johnson City, TN, April 7, 2016—Kevin Murphy has been named south central sales manager for Mullican Flooring.

Hardwood & Softwood Pulpwood Price Indices at Lowest Level in 10 Years   Full Article
Seattle, WA, April 7, 2016— Pulpwood costs have fallen substantially worldwide with the softwood and hardwood pulpwood price indices in the 4Q 2015 being at their lowest levels in over ten years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.