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NAHB Economist Forecasts 39% Growth in Housing Starts in 2016   Full Article
New Orleans, LA, May 15, 2015—David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, is calling for a 39% growth in single-family housing starts in 2016.

Mannington Wins IIDA/HD Award of Excellence for Connected LVT   Full Article
Salem, NJ, May 15, 2015—The 19th Annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition has honored Mannington Commercial’s Connected Collection LVT with a 2015 Award of Excellence.

NAR Expects Existing Home Sales to Close 2015 at Nine-Year High   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 15, 2015— Existing home sales are expected to finish the year at their highest pace since 2006, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Imola Takes Home IIDA/HD Award of Excellence   Full Article
Chicago, IL, May 15, 2015—Imola was presented with an IIDA/HD 2015 Award of Excellence.

Registration Open for Summer Las Vegas Market   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, May 15, 2015—Registration for Summer Las Vegas Market, running from August 2 to 6, is now open.

Coverings Attendance Up 10% Over 2014   Full Article
Alexandria, VA, May 14, 2015—Coverings reports a 10% increase in attendance at the 2015 show in Orlando over the 2014 show in Las Vegas and a 12% increase over 2012, the last year Coverings was held in Orlando.

Producer Price Index Falls for the Third Time in 2015   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 14, 2015—The Producer Price Index for final demand fell 0.4% in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, declining for the third time this year.

Durkan's Modesto Wins Top Award in IIDA/HD Product Design Competition   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, May 14, 2015—Durkan was awarded the top product design award in the carpeting/carpet systems/rugs category for its Modesto collection at the 2015 Hospitality and Design Expo and Conference.

Välinge Develops New Flooring Based on Powder Technology   Full Article
Viken, SE, May 14, 2015--Välinge Group has developed a new flooring called Flexdura, based on powder technology. A waterproof thermoplastic core is combined with a high quality surface comprised of thermosetting melamine resins.

NWFA Announces 2015 Board of Directors   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, May 14, 2015—The National Wood Flooring Association announced its 2015 board of directors at its Wood Flooring Expo in St. Louis.