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Tafisa Closing Spanish Laminate Plant   Full Article
Pontecaldelas, Spain, May 28, 2014 -- Tafisa, part of the Portuguese Sonae Industria Group, intends to abandon laminate flooring production at Pontecaldelas, according to EUWID Wood Products and Panels.

Mortgage Application Volume Falls Week of May 23   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 28, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume the week ending May 23 dropped 1.2%, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

NAHB Seeking Entries for Remodeler Awards   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 28, 2014 -- Entries are now being accepted until July 25 for the 2014 NAHB Remodelers awards.

Home Prices Rising at Slower Pace   Full Article
New York, NY, May 27, 2014 -- The S&P Case-Shiller home price index rose 1.24% month-over-month in March.

Consumer Confidence Rises in May   Full Article
New York, NY, May 27, 2014 -- Consumer confidence increased in May, the Conference Board reported.

Distributor E.J. Welch Acquires Smith Company   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, May 27, 2014 -- Distributor E.J. Welch said it has acquired the Merle B. Smith Company of Burr Ridge, Illinois.

Greenpeace Ends Blockade at Lumber Liquidators   Full Article
Toano, VA, May 27, 2014 -- Greenpeace activists ended a blockade at Lumber Liquidators’ headquarters after Greenpeace forest campaigner Daniel Brindis spoke with company executives for over two hours.

Durable Goods Orders Rise Third Straight Month   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 27, 2014 -- Durable goods orders rose unexpectedly for the third consecutive month in April, according to the Commerce Department.

FHFA Says House Prices Increase First Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 27, 2014 -- House prices rose 1.3% in the first quarter according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index.

Mercier Names Lavoie Director of Canada Sales   Full Article
Montmagny, Quebec, Canada, May 27, 2014 --Mercier Wood Flooring said it has named Martin Lavoie director of sales for Canada.