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Home Equity Increased in Q1   Full Article
Irvine, CA, June 13, 2016—In Q1 2016, 268,000 homeowners regained equity, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity at the end of Q1 2016 to approximately 46.7 million, according to CoreLogic.

Renovation of Merchandise Mart Common Areas on Display at NeoCon   Full Article
Chicago, IL, June 10, 2016—Management at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart have been working over the past three years on a $40 million dollar renovation for its common areas.

Shaw Ranks 11th on Elearning! Magazine’s 2016 Learning! 100   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 10, 2016—Shaw ranked 11th on Elearning! Magazine’s 2016 Learning! 100.

Consumer Sentiment Down 0.4% in June, According to Preliminary Results   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, June 10, 2016—Consumer sentiment fell 0.4% in June to 94.3, according to preliminary results from the University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers. This is a 1.9% drop from June 2015’s reading of 96.1.

Latricrete Announces Expansion of Manufacturing & Distribution Facility   Full Article
Grand Prairie, TX, June 10, 2016—Laticrete announced the expansion of its manufacturing and distribution facility in Grand Prairie, Texas with a ground-breaking ceremony.

Mercier Promotes Jean-Philippe Dumas and Sébastien Mercier   Full Article
Montmagny, ON, June 10, 2016—Mercier Wood Flooring is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Philippe Dumas to the position of director of sales, Canada and Sébastien Mercier to the position of director of finances, Montmagny.

Canada Releases Voluntary Formaldehyde Emissions Standard   Full Article
Ottawa, CA, June 10, 2016—The Canadian Standards Association has released a voluntary formaldehyde emissions standard, according to the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association.

Texan Floor Service Joins the Fuse Alliance   Full Article
Laguna Niguel, CA, June 10, 2016—Texan Floor Service has joined the Fuse Alliance network as its newest dealer partner.

Winners of 14th Annual Tile of Spain Awards Announced   Full Article
Madrid, SP, June 9, 2016—Tile of Spain recently announced the winners of the 14th Annual Tile of Spain Awards in the categories of Architecture and Interior Design.

Merchant Wholesaler Sales Rose 1.0% in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 9, 2016— April 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers were $434.2 billion, up 1.0% from the revised March level, but were down 2.6% from the April 2015 level, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced.