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Fuse Releases 2014 Supplier & Member Awards   Full Article
Laguna Niguel, CA, March 18, 2015—Fuse Alliance has announced its 2014 annual supplier and member awards.

Housing Starts Fell in February   Full Article
New York, NY, March 17, 2015—U.S. housing starts fell 17% in February to their lowest level in a year, likely due to harsh weather, according to the Commerce Department.

Coverings Announces Seminar Schedule   Full Article
Alexandria, VA, March 17, 2015—Coverings has unveiled its conference session schedule. The trade show will be held April 14-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida with conference sessions beginning April 13.

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.