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S600 Carpet Installation Standard Officially Approved   Full Article
Anaheim, CA, April 17, 2015—The S600 Carpet Installation Standard, developed under the guidance of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), has been officially approved.

Consumer Sentiment Rises to Second Highest Level in Over Eight Years   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, April 17, 2015—Consumer confidence rose in April to the second highest level since 2007, according to the University of Michigan, indicating that consumers are more optimistic about the economy.

Oriental Weavers Reinforces Position as Rug-Only Manufacturer With #StandByStyle   Full Article
Dalton, GA, April 17, 2015—Oriental Weavers has launched a social media campaign and Instragram-based contest for the High Point Market #StandByStyle that is meant to reinforce its market position as a rug-only purveyor.

Aquafil USA Celebrating Expansions to Manufacturing and Headquarters   Full Article
Cartersville, GA, April 17, 2015—Aquafil USA will celebrate the inauguration of its second North Georgia manufacturing facility and expansion to its U.S. headquarters at its 16-year anniversary celebration on May 29.

GBCI Changes Name, Keeps Acronym   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 17, 2015—The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has changed its name to Green Business Certification Inc.

Mohawk Acquires Bulgarian Ceramics Manufacturer, KAI Group   Full Article
Dalton, GA, April 16, 2015—Mohawk Industries has purchased KAI Group, Bulgaria’s largest manufacturer of ceramic tiles.

Housing Starts Rise, Though Less Than Expected   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 16, 2015—Housing starts rose 2% in March to a 926,00 annualized rate, the Commerce Department reports, though analysts had anticipated a greater increase since weather across much of the country was temperate.

ISSA Releases Clean Standard for Institutional and Commercial Spaces   Full Article
Northbrook, IL, April 16, 2015—ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has released the ISSA Clean Standard: Institutional and Commercial to help facility managers measure and monitor the effectiveness of their cleaning processes.

Foreclosure Activity Rose 4% in March   Full Article
Irvine, CA, April 16, 2015—Foreclosure activity rose 4% in March over the previous year’s total, according to a new report from RealtyTrac.

RD Weis Rolls Out National Solutions Program Nationwide   Full Article
Elmsford, NY, April 16, 2015—RD Weis Companies has announced the continuation of its National Solutions Program, serving North America through its partnership with Starnet.