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March Consumer Sentiment Rose from Preliminary Expectations   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, April 1, 2016—Consumer sentiment fell 0.8% in March to 91.0 from February’s 91.7 mark, according to the final results from the University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Names Michael Molitor as Senior Fellow   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, April 1, 2016— Michael Molitor, an academic and consultant, has been named a senior fellow of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

Purchasing Managers' Index Up 2.3 Percentage Points in March   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, April 1, 2016—The March PMI registered 51.8%, an increase of 2.3 percentage points from the February reading of 49.5%, according to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

Rona Shareholders Approve Takeover by Lowe's   Full Article
Boucherville, QC, April 1, 2016—Rona shareholders have voted in favor of the company’s takeover by Lowe’s Home Improvement.

USGBC & GSNN Announce the 2016 Best of Green Schools Honorees   Full Article
Pittsburgh, PA, April 1, 2016—The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, in collaboration with the Green Schools National Network, announced the 2016 Best of Green School award recipients.

The Rug Market to Celebrate 30th Anniversary at High Point   Full Article
Los Angeles, CA, April 1, 2016—The Rug Market America announces the kick off of its thirtieth anniversary year celebration during the spring 2016 High Point Market.

Overmat Industries Operational Following Fire   Full Article
Waspik, NL, March 31, 2016—On March 26, Overmat Industries in Waspik, The Netherlands was struck by fire in its warehouse.The fire broke out around 11:00 a.m. and within a matter of two hours destroyed a large portion of the stock.

Stainmaster Releases First Videos of "Pami Talks" Series   Full Article
Kennesaw, GA, March 31, 2016—Stainmaster has launched the first of its Pami Talks: Retail Wisdom Worth Sharing video series.

FieldTurf USA Accused of Knowingly Selling Bad Fields   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, March 31, 2016—FieldTurf USA Inc., based in Calhoun, Georgia, is being sued for failing to meet its product warranty obligations, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

BASF Announces Price Increases for Caprolactam and Polyamide 6   Full Article
Florham Park, NJ, March 30, 2016—BASF will increase the pricing for Caprolactam and polyamide (PA) 6 polymer by $0.05 per pound in North America, effective April 1 or as contracts allow.