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Economy Added 189K Jobs in March   Full Article
Roseland, NJ, April 1, 2015—The private sector added 189,000 U.S. nonfarm private sector jobs in March.

Manufacturing Expands for 27th Consecutive Month   Full Article
Tempe, Arizona, April 1, 2015—Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 27th consecutive month, according to the Institute of Supply Management’s Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

Home Price Index Reveals 4.6% Increase in January   Full Article
New York, NY, April 1, 2015—The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 4.6% in January compared with 12 months earlier.

Engineered Floors & Dream Weaver Open LA Distribution Center   Full Article
Fullerton, CA, April 1, 2015—Engineered Floors and Dream Weaver opened a new West Coast distribution facility in Los Angeles on March 27 to service dealers on the west coast.

SCS Flooring Systems Acquires Wallachs Floor Covering   Full Article
Laguna Niguel, CA, April 1, 2015—Commercial contractor and Fuse Alliance network member SCS Flooring Systems recently acquired Wallachs Floor Covering.

ASID Adds New Leadership   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 1, 2015—The American Society of Interior Designers has added four new members to its senior leadership team.

Consumer Sentiment Rises Sharply in March   Full Article
New York, NY, March 31, 2015—The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index increased to 101.3 in March from 98.8 a month earlier.

NWFA Announces Speaker Line-Up for Wood Floor Expo   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, March 31, 2015—The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has released its 2015 Wood Flooring Expo roster of presenters, which includes Bill Courtney, Gary Sinise, Ozzie Smith, John Mozeliak and Isaac Bruce.

February Pending Home Sales Up 3.1%, Says NAR   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 31, 2015—Pending home sales increased by 3.1% in February, according to the National Association of Realtors, in spite of colder than average temperatures and heavy snow in much of the U.S.

Alsapan Zip'N'Go System Included Under Classen Patent Family   Full Article
Kaisersesch, Germany, March 31, 2015— Düsseldorf district court has confirmed that laminate flooring products with the Zip'N'Go technology sold by EPI / Alsapan fall under the joint licensing agreement, as they use the CLASSEN megaloc patent family.