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Architectural Billings Index Ends 2015 on Positive Note   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 21, 2016—There were a few occasions where demand for design services decreased in 2015, but the Architecture Billings Index concluded the year in positive terrain and was so in eight of the 12 months of the year.

Novalis Adds Licensing Agreement with Unilin for NovaCore   Full Article
Toronto, CA, January 21, 2016—Novalis Innovative Flooring has entered into an additional license agreement with Unilin’s licensing division by which its NovaCore product line will from now on also be licensed under the U.S. Floors patent portfolio.

Laticrete Announces 60th Birthday Celebration at Surfaces   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, January 21, 2016—Laticrete has announced its 60th anniversary celebration will take place at the Surfaces Conference at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas from January 20 to 22.

Tarkett to Attend World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting   Full Article
Paris, FR, January 21, 2016—Tarkett will attend the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, January 20 to 23.

Visitor & Exhibitor Numbers Both Up at Domotex 2016   Full Article
Hannover, DE, January 20, 2016—Domotex 2016 drew 1,441 exhibitors from 59 countries and 45,000 trade visitors from more than 100 nations.

KronotexUSA Changes Name to Swiss Krono LLC   Full Article
Barnwell, SC, January 20, 2016—KronotexUSA is changing its name to Swiss Krono LLC to reflect the parent company’s and the products’ Swiss heritage in woodworking and precision technology, effective with Surfaces 2016.

Housing Starts Fell in December but Annual Gains Remain Strong   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 20, 2016—Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,232,000, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

Jeff Fairbanks Tapped as President of Palo Duro Hardwoods   Full Article
Denver, CO, January 20, 2016—Jeff Fairbanks was named Palo Duro’s new president with the recent acquisition of Palo Duro Hardwoods by Lägler Holdings, the parent company of Eugen Lägler GmbH.

Ann-Marie Campbell Named EVP of Home Depot's U.S. Stores   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, January 20, 2016—Home Depot has named Ann-Marie Campbell executive vice president of Home Depot’s U.S. stores, effective February 1.

Consumer Prices Fell 0.1% in December   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 20, 2016—The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers declined 0.1% in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.