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U.S. Worker Productivity Rose Moderately in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 11, 2015—Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased at a 1.3% annual rate during the second quarter of 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported, as output increased 2.8% and hours worked increased 1.5%.

Philadelphia Floor Store Launches Blog Series for Small Business Owners   Full Article
Conshohocken, PA, August 11, 2015—Philadelphia Floor Store, which lost its headquarters and distribution center to fire in May, recently launched a new blog series with the goal of helping other small business owners be prepared should disaster strike.

Builder Sentiment in Senior Housing Drops Slightly, but Remains Positive   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 10, 2015—Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remains in positive territory for the second quarter of 2015 with a reading of 57, according to the National Association of Home Builders' 55+ Housing Market Index.

Greenbuild Celebration Headliner Announced   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 10, 2015—Indie soul/pop band Fitz and the Tantrums will headline the 2015 Greenbuild Celebration, scheduled for November 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Surface America Announces Growth Plans in Additional Markets   Full Article
Williamsville, NY, August 10, 2015—Surface America, a subsidiary of Ecore International, has announced its growth plans within the gymnasium and fitness flooring markets, as well as the resilient tennis court niche segment.

Mohawk's Q2 Earnings Up 21.5% on Flat Sales   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, Aug. 7, 2015—Mohawk Industries, Inc. has announced 2015 Q2 net earnings of $186 million, or diluted earnings per share of $2.53, compared to net earnings of $153 million, or diluted earnings per share of $2.08 in second quarter 2014.

Housing Markets Continue to Show Gradual Improvement   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 7, 2015—Markets in 75 metro areas returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the second quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

Metroflor Partners with AEC Cares to Renovate Youth Crisis Shelter   Full Article
Norwalk, CT, August 7, 2015—Metroflor Corp. joined forces with AEC Cares to renew and renovate Covenant House Georgia by donating 2,800 square feet of its Aspecta Commercial Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring.

Italian Architect Piero Lissoni Appearing at Domotex   Full Article
Hannover, Germany, August 7, 2015—Milan-based designer and architect Piero Lissoni will be at Domotex on January 17.

Victoria PLC Acquires Australian Carpet Manufacturer   Full Article
Worcestershire, UK, August 7, 2015—British carpet manufacturer Victoria PLC has announced the acquisition of Australian firms Quest Carpet Manufacturers Pty Limited and Quest Carpet Manufacturers Unit Trust.