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DeGraaf Interiors Location Named Armstrong Elite Retailer   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, May 12, 2015—The DeGraaf Interiors location in Hudsonville, Michigan is now an Armstrong Elite Retailer.

FCICA Offers Scholarships in Support of Its CIM Program   Full Article
West Bloomfield, MI, May 12, 2015—The Flooring Contractors Association has created the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship in support of its CIM Program, a certification program for floorcovering installation managers.

Mohawk Nets Four 2015 Hermes Creative Awards   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, May 11, 2015—Mohawk Flooring was recognized with four 2015 Hermes Creative Awards.

Construction Sector's Unemployment Rate Falls to Nine-Year Low   Full Article
Arlington, VA, May 11, 2015—Construction firms added 45,000 jobs in April and 280,000 over 12 months, as the sector's unemployment rate fell to a nine-year April low of 7.5%, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

GoodWeave Provides Update on Its Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 11, 2015—GoodWeave, the organization dedicated to stopping child labor in the rug industry, released an update on Nepal, one of the countries where it operates, which was hit by a 7.9 earthquake on April 25.

Quick-Step Dominion Collection Featured Again on Home Made Simple   Full Article
Dallas, TX, May 11, 2015—Quick-Step’s Aged Chestnut planks from the Dominion Collection flooring were selected as the new flooring for a living room refresh on Oprah’s Home Made Simple television show.

Mohawk Reports 4% YOY Increase for Q1 With Sales of $1.9 Billion   Full Article
Dalton, GA, May 8, 2015—Mohawk Industries reports 2015 first quarter net sales of $1.9 billion, a 4% year over year increase, with earnings of $22 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.30.

Payrolls Increase by 223K in April, Unemployment Essentially Unchanged   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 8, 2015—Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 5.4%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

CBC Americas Will Relocate Headquarters and East Coast Warehousing   Full Article
Commack, NY, May 8, 2015—CBC Americas Corporation will invest $3.5 million to strategically relocate its headquarters and east coast warehousing to North Carolina by summer’s end.

Lowe's to Phase out Vinyl Flooring Products Containing Phthalates   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, May 8, 2015—Lowe’s will phase out vinyl flooring products containing phthalates by the end of 2015, reports the Charlotte Observer.