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Builder Sentiment Falls, but Conditions Still Seen as Favorable   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 16, 2015—U.S. homebuilder sentiment declined for a third straight month in March, but more builders still view market conditions as favorable, says the National Association of Home Builders.

Fitz Flooring Named First Canadian Armstrong Elite Retailer   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, March 17, 2015—Fitz Flooring is the first Canadian retailer to enter Armstrong’s Elite Retailer program. The store’s two Calgary locations earned the distinction.

New York Manufacturing Slows in March   Full Article
New York, NY, March 17, 2015—Manufacturing activity in New York state expanded at a slightly slower pace in March, slowed by weaker shipments and new orders, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Tarkett Flooring Featured on Nat Geo's Cabin Fever   Full Article
Chagrin Falls, OH, March 17, 2015—Tarkett flooring was recently featured on National Geographic Channel’s new show Cabin Fever. Tarkett’s FiberFloor, laminate and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) were utilized throughout the space.

Factory Production Declines for Third Consecutive Month   Full Article
New York, NY, March 16, 2015—Factory production in the U.S. declined 0.2% in February for a third consecutive month, says Bloomberg News.

Sale of HUD Loans Helps Over 16K Avoid Foreclosure   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 16, 2015—The sale of $16.7 billion in nonperforming loans by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department helped the owners of about 16,700 homes avoid foreclosure, reports Bloomberg Business.

Gerflor Expands Sales Team to Cover Entire U.S.   Full Article
Bensenville, IL, March 16, 2015—Gerflor USA has added 14 reps to its Gerflor USA sales team to cover the entire United States and provide additional reach in major markets.

Altro Safety Flooring Introduces Tape Installation System   Full Article
Wilmington, MA, March 16, 2015—Altro Safety Flooring has introduced a new adhesive free, tape installation system for resilient flooring called Altro XpressLay, which minimizes installation downtime.

Wholesale Prices Slid in February   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 13, 2015—Wholesale prices fell 0.5% in February, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unexpected drop represents the fourth consecutive down month, as measured by the Labor Department’s producer price index.

Average Mortgage Rates Rising, Buoyed by Strong Jobs Report   Full Article
McLean, VA, March 13, 2015—Average fixed rate mortgage rates are moving higher amid a strong jobs report and bringing mortgage rates back to where they were at the start of 2015, according to the results of Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey.