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Builder Confidence in 55+ Housing Market Ends 2016 on Record High   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 6, 2016—The Q4 results of the NAHB’s 55+ Housing Market Index show that builders are feeling quite positive about the market with segments of the market registering increases compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Välinge Signs Extended Patent Protection on LVT and WPC Products   Full Article
Viken, SW, May 6, 2016—Välinge has signed several license agreements with manufacturers of WPC and LVT floorings, thereby extending their IP protection through cross-licenses and non-assertion undertakings.

Michelle Barton Promoted to EVP & CFO of AmericasMart Atlanta   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, May 6, 2016—Michelle Barton has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of AmericasMart Atlanta and its AMC, Inc. parent entity by action of the AMC board of directors.

NTCA Names Winners of its Five Star Prize Awards at Coverings   Full Article
Chicago, IL, May 6, 2016—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) recognized industry leaders at its fourth annual awards ceremony during Coverings 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Crossville Celebrating 30th Anniversary   Full Article
Crossville, TN, May 5, 2016—Domestic porcelain tile manufacturer Crossville, Inc. celebrates its 30th anniversary on May 5.

Construction Begins on Interceramic's New Headquarters   Full Article
Carrollton, TX, May 5, 2016—Construction has begun on Interceramic’s new Carrolton, Texas headquarters, according to BisNow.

Houzz Q1 2016 Renovation Barometer Reflects Industry Confidence   Full Article
Palo Alto, CA, May 5, 2016—Houzz’s Q1 2016 Renovation Barometer reflected strong quarter-over-quarter confidence for all industry groups, with readings of 68 or higher, indicating a seasonal uptick in market activity.

Trade Deficit Narrowed in March by $6.5 Billion   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 4, 2016—The goods and services deficit was $40.4 billion in March, down $6.5 billion from $47.0 billion in February, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced.

Dixie Group's Net Sales for Q1 Represent 6.9% YOY Loss   Full Article
Dalton, GA, May 4, 2016—For the first quarter of 2016, The Dixie Group had net sales of $89,234,000, or a loss of $0.30 earnings per share, compared to net sales of $95,855,000 in the first quarter of 2015, or a loss of $0.16 earnings per share.

Factory Orders up 1.1% in March   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 4, 2016—New orders for manufactured goods in March, up two of the last three months, increased $5.0 billion or 1.1% to $458.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.