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USGBC & UVA Receive Grant to Advance Green Health Partnership   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2015—The U.S. Green Building Council and the University of Virginia School of Medicine have been awarded a three year, $1.2 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to advance their Green Health Partnership.

Retail Sales Remained Sluggish in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2015—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June were $442.0 billion, a decrease of 0.3% from the previous month, but up 1.4% above June 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Shaw to Invest $20 Million in Evergreen Ringgold, Closing Augusta Facility   Full Article
Dalton, GA, July 14, 2015— Shaw Industries is transitioning recycling fiber operations to a new Evergreen facility in Ringgold, Georgia and closing its Evergreen nylon recycling plant in Augusta, Georgia.

May Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturers' Shipments Up Slightly   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2015—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for May was estimated at $1,323.6 billion, up 0.4% from April 2015, but was down 2.2% from May 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Etixx--Quick-Step Cycling Team Taking Part in Tour de France   Full Article
Dallas, TX, July 15, 2015—The Etixx—Quick-Step Cycling Team is currently participating in the Tour de France.

Novalis Sponsors BMW Open with Donation of Clic LVT   Full Article
Toronto, ON, July 14, 2016—Novalis sponsored the BMW International Open, which was held June 23 to 28 at the Eichenried Golf Club near Munich, Germany, with the donation and installation of over 7,500 square feet of Clic LVT from its URBN collection.

European Retailer Carpetright Rolling out New Interactive Showroom   Full Article
Purfleet, UK, July 14, 2015—European floorcovering retailer Carpetright is launching four new concept stores, which will form the first stage of a national brand revitalization strategy.

Menards Will Stop Selling Vinyl Flooring With Phthalates   Full Article
Eau Claire, WI, July 13, 2015—Menards plans to stop selling vinyl flooring that contains phthlalates by the end of 2015.

Valinge Signs Agreement With Chinese Engineered Wood & Bamboo Maker   Full Article
Viken, Sweden, July 13, 2015--Chinese company Anji Tianchi Bamboo & Wood Industry Co., Ltd. has signed a non-exclusive license agreement with Valinge for the use of the 5G-C system on the short sides of its engineered wood and bamboo flooring.

Cevisama Booth Space 85% Booked for February 2016 Show   Full Article
Valencia, ES, July 13, 2015—Booth space at Cevisama, which will take place from February 1 to 5, 2016, is already about 85% booked.