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Consumer Credit Rose 5.75% in February   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 8, 2016—Consumer credit rose 5.75% or $17.3 billion in February, according to the Federal Reserve’s preliminary report.

Feb. Wholesaler Sales Down 0.2%, Durable Goods Sales Up 1.2%   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 8, 2016—February 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers’ sales branches and offices were $427.6 billion, down 0.2% from the revised January level, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

Construction Industry Groups File Suit Over OSHA Silica Rule   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 8, 2016—Eight construction industry organizations have filed a petition for review of the final crystalline silica rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Blue Point Capital Partners Acquires Tierra Sol Ceramic Tile   Full Article
Cleveland, OH, April 7, 2016—Blue Point Capital Partners, in conjunction with its portfolio company, Shnier-GESCO Limited Partnership (Shnier), has acquired Tierra Sol Ceramic Tile Ltd.

Mullican Names Kevin Murphy South Central Sales Manager   Full Article
Johnson City, TN, April 7, 2016—Kevin Murphy has been named south central sales manager for Mullican Flooring.

Hardwood & Softwood Pulpwood Price Indices at Lowest Level in 10 Years   Full Article
Seattle, WA, April 7, 2016— Pulpwood costs have fallen substantially worldwide with the softwood and hardwood pulpwood price indices in the 4Q 2015 being at their lowest levels in over ten years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.

Milan Design Week Set to Start Next Tuesday   Full Article
Milan, IT, April 7, 2016—Milan Design Week, the largest annual furniture trade fair in the world, is set to take place April 12 to 17.

Virginia Tile Company Acquires ISC Surfaces   Full Article
Livonia, MI, April 6, 2016—Virginia Tile Company LLC has purchased Interstate Flooring LLC, which conducts business under the brand name of ISC Surfaces.

USGBC Aims to Eliminate Irresponsibly Sourced Materials with New ACP   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 6, 2016—The U.S. Green Building Council announced the quarterly addenda to the LEED green building rating system, which includes a new pilot Alternative Compliance Path.

Shannon Specialty Floors Offers CEU Course on Vinyl Flooring   Full Article
Milwaukee, WI, April 6, 2015—Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. has released a new continuing education course titled Vinyl Flooring Uncovered.