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Construction Employment Up in 35 States Year over Year   Full Article
Arlington, VA, October 21, 2015—Construction employment expanded in 35 states and the District of Columbia between September 2014 and September 2015, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Housing Starts Up 6.5% in September   Full Article
Washington, DC, October 20, 2015—Housing starts rose by 6.5% to 1.21 million in September, according to the Commerce Department.

CFI Announces Highlights of Upcoming Convention   Full Article
Dallas, TX, October 20, 2015—Certified Floorcovering Installers (CFI) has announced several standout agenda items from its upcoming convention, which will take place November 12 to 14 in Dallas, Texas.

NAFCD + NBMDA Unveil Conference Offerings & Speaker Line-Up   Full Article
Chicago, IL, October 20, 2015—The 2015 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention taking place November 3 to 5 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida will include 45 new exhibitors and several nationally recognized speakers.

Canadian Timber Harvest Up 14% in Five Years, Driven by Lumber Production   Full Article
Seattle, WA, October 20, 2015—Canada harvested an estimated 137 million m3 of industrial roundwood, which was 1.3% more than in 2013 and 14% more than in 2010.

Build Confidence Rises Three Points in October   Full Article
Washington, DC, October 19, 2015—Builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes rose three points in October to a level of 64 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Home Improvement Spending Expected to Increase   Full Article
Cambridge, MA, October 19, 2015—Home improvement spending is projected to pick up pace moving into next year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

Houston Retailer Builds Swimming Pool Using Shaw's LifeGuard Carpet   Full Article
Houston, TX, October 19, 2015—Color Interiors Floor Center built a swimming pool using Shaw carpet with LifeGuard backing to demonstrate the highly moisture resistant characteristics of the residential soft surface product.

CarpetsPlus Colortile Co-CEO Completes Fifth Drive Across America   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, October 19, 2015—CarpetsPlus Colortile’s co-CEO Ron Dunn recently completed his fifth drive across America, where he met with member stores.

MaxWoods Floors Hires Darren Boe as Southeast District Manager   Full Article
Adairsville, GA, October 19, 2015—Darren Boe has joined MaxWoods Floors as its southeast district manager.