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Architectural Billings Index at Highest Mark Since 2007   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 23, 2015—Paced by continued demand for projects such as new education and healthcare facilities, public safety and government buildings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased to 55.7 in June from May’s 51.9 mark.

Floor & Decor to Open First New Jersey Location Today   Full Article
Wayne, NJ, July 23, 2015—Atlanta-based Floor & Décor is opening its first New Jersey store in Wayne today.

Weekly Jobless Claims at Lowest Level since November 1973   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 23, 2015—The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits for the week ended July 18 fell to 255,000, the lowest level in more than 41.5 years, according to the Labor Department.

Houzz Q2 Renovation Barometer Reveals Growth & Optimism   Full Article
Palo Alto, CA, July 23, 2015—Houzz has released the Q2 2015 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals.

Home Depot to Purchase Maintenance & Repair Product Supplier, Interline   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, July 23, 2015—Home Depot has announced that it will buy Interline Brands, a supplier of maintenance and repair products, for $1.6 billion in cash.

Surya Improves Efficiencies to Increase Speed to Market   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, July 23, 2015—At the Las Vegas Market, Surya will roll out hundreds of new products, all of which will be readily available to buyers and designers soon after market.

Greenbuild Announces Event Dates & Locations Through 2019   Full Article
Dallas, TX, July 23, 2015—Dates have been announced for future Greenbuild International Conference & Expo events through the year 2019 by Informa Exhibitions and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Green Seal Appoints Public Health Specialist to Board of Directors   Full Article
Washington, D.C., July 23, 2015—Green Seal, an independent nonprofit certifier of sustainable products and services, has appointed Dr. Janet A. Phoenix, MD, MPH to its board of directors.

Australian Architect Glenn Murcutt Slated for Keynote at Cersaie   Full Article
Bologna, IT, July 23, 2015—The keynote at Cersaie’s conference and seminar series—Building, Dwelling, Thinking—will be given by Pritzker Prize winning architect Glenn Murcutt.

NAFCD Members Sales Up for First Months of 2015   Full Article
Chicago, IL, July 22, 2015—NAFCD distributors and manufacturers are reporting a 10% and 4% increase in sales respectively, according to the 2015 NAFCD Quarterly Sales Trends Report.