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Ceramic Tile Consumption Up 9.9% in 2015, Says TCNA   Full Article
Chicago, IL, April 19, 2016—2015 was strong year growth for the U.S. ceramic tile market with consumption at 2.74 billion square feet, up 9.9% compared to 2014’s 2.49 billion square feet rate, according to the Tile Council of North America.

Aquafil Partners with Levi Strauss to Produce Jeans from Econyl   Full Article
Trento, IT, April 19, 2016—Aquafil has announced a new partnership between its Econyl brand and Levi Strauss & Co. to create a new men’s collection made from regenerated nylon from waste materials such as fishing nets and spent carpets.

Bonitz Opens Pittsburgh Branch   Full Article
Columbia, SC, April 19, 2016—Bonitz Flooring Group announces the opening of its newest commercial flooring operation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

March Housing Starts Fell 8.8% from February, but Up 14.2% YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 19, 2016— Privately-owned housing starts in March were at a rate of 1,089,000, 8.8% below the revised February estimate of 1,194,000 but 14.2% above the March 2015 rate of 954,000, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

Jaipur Living Appoints Michael Callaghan VP of Sales   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, April 19, 2016 — Jaipur Living has appointed Michael Callaghan as vice president of sales.

TCNA Bulletin Highlights Ceramic Tile’s Inherent Health & Safety Attributes   Full Article
Chicago, Il, April 19, 2016—Tile Council of North America produced a bulletin to provide information in response to increasing interest in the human health and safety aspects of various building materials, in both commercial and residential construction.

Simon Dutfield, Chairman of Axminster Carpets, Dies   Full Article
Axminster, UK, April 19, 2016—Chairman of Axminster Carpets Simon Dutfield died on April 14, as the result of a heart attack, according to the Midweek Herald.

Builder Confidence Holds at 58 for Third Consecutive Month   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 18, 2016—Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged in April at a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

Construction Employment Rose in 44 States & DC Over Last 12 Months   Full Article
Arlington, VA, April 18, 2016—Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between March 2015 and March 2016, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Consumer Sentiment Down 1.4% in April   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, April 18, 2016—Consumer sentiment fell 1.4% to 89.7 in April from March’s 91.0 rate, according to preliminary results from the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers.