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Low & Bonar Expanding Chinese Manufacturing Facility   Full Article
London, UK, July 19, 2016—Low & Bonar is expanding its China manufacturing facility six months after turning it on in order to keep up with increased demand from customers in North America, Europe and APAC.

Mohawk's True Rubber Products Earn Declare Label   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, July 19, 2016—Mohawk Group has announced that the company’s True rubber products have received a Declare label.

Merrie Barnett Hired as VP of Marketing for Pharr   Full Article
McAdenville, NC, July 19, 2016—Pharr today announced that Merrie Barnett has been hired for the new role of vice president of marketing.

UCMTF Holding Conference in Dalton   Full Article
Dalton, GA, July 19, 2016—On September 28, the French Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (UCMTF) is holding a conference in Dalton, Georgia called Innovative Solutions for the Flooring Industry.

Foreclosure Filings Down 20% in First Six Months of 2016   Full Article
Irvine, CA, July 19, 2016—There were a total of 533,813 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in the first six months of 2016, down 20% from the previous six months, according to RealtyTrac’s Midyear 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report.

Independent Association of Surface Care Professionals Formed   Full Article
Spartansburg, SC, July 19, 2016—The Independent Association of Surface Care Professionals was launched this week through the vision of 11 founding members, who collectively represent 26 locations of the MilliCare Carpet and Textile Care franchise network.

Apartment Demand Surged in Second Quarter   Full Article
Walnut Creek, CA, July 18, 2016—Demand for U.S. rental apartments surged during the second quarter, gaining momentum after a sluggish performance in the first quarter of the year, reports RealPage.

Builder Confidence Down One Point in June, Remains Positive   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 18, 2016—Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in July fell one point to 59 from a June reading of 60 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released.

Coverings Hires Taffy Event Strategies to Manage Show   Full Article
Arlington, VA, July 18, 2016—Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America, has appointed Taffy Event Strategies as its show management company.

Senate Passes Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 18, 2016—The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) commended Senate passage of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016.