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Manufacturing Slowed in July, ISM   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, August 3, 2015—The July Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) registered 52.7%, a decrease of 0.8 percentage point below the June reading of 53.5%, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

Louis De Poortere Reduces U.S. Prices Via New Shipping Practices   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, August 3, 2015—Belgian rug maker Louis De Poortere is implementing a much reduced price list and revised procedures starting August 15.

Mr. Davids Opens Cincinnati Office   Full Article
Itasca, IL, August 3, 2015—Mr. Davids has opened a regional office in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Greenbuild Sustainability Report Released for 2014 Show   Full Article
Dallas, TX, July 31, 2015—The 2014 Greenbuild Sustainability Report has been released by Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Three Ecore Employees Will Compete in 2016 Olympics   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, July 31, 2015—Three part-time marketing employees at Ecore International will be heading to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as part of the U.S. women’s field hockey team.

Wages & Salaries Rise 0.2%, Slowest Pace on Record   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 31, 2015—Wages and salaries in the U.S. rose 0.2% in the second quarter, according to the Labor Department.

Armstrong Reports Q2 Earnings of $23.9 Million   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, July 30, 2015--Armstrong World Industries reported second quarter earnings of $23.9 million.

Interface Sales Up 1.2% in the Second Quarter   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, July 30, 2015—Interface reported sales of $263.6 million, a 1.2% increase, compared to $260.6 million in the same quarter of the previous year.

GDP Expands in Q2, Revised Up for Q1   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 30, 2015--The real gross domestic product expanded at a rate of 2.3% in the second quarter of 2015, according to an advance estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, falling just short of the expected 2.6%.

Beaulieu Canada Raises Base Prices for Flooring Products   Full Article
Acton Vale, QC, July 30, 2015--Beaulieu Canada will increase current base prices for all flooring products by 4% to 6%, effective September 1, 2015.