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Pharr Yarns Hires Curt Schultze as Director of Carpet Yarn Sales   Full Article
McAdenville, NC, May 18, 2016-- Curt Schultze has joined Pharr Yarns, based in McAdenville, North Carolina, as director of carpet yarn sales.

Winners of First NYCxDESIGN Awards Announced   Full Article
New York, NY, May 19, 2016—Six flooring companies were recognized at the first ever NYCxDESIGN Awards, presented by Interior Design and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

Zombie Foreclosures Rose to 1.4 Million in Q2   Full Article
Irvine, CA, May 19, 2016—Nearly 1.4 million U.S. residential properties representing 1.6% of all residential properties were vacant as of May 2016, up 2.7% from the previous quarter, according to RealtyTrac.

Lowe's Net Sales Rose 7.8% YOY in Q1, EPS Up 40%   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, May 18, 2016—Lowe's reported net sales of $15.2 billion, an increase of 7.8% from the first quarter of 2015’s $14.1 billion.

Shaw to Close Spun Yarn Plant 14 in Valley Head, Alabama   Full Article
Dalton, GA, May 18, 2016—Shaw has announced its plan to shift production from Plant 14 in Valley Head, Alabama into other facilities across Georgia and Alabama.

Architectural Billings Index Shows Continued Modest Growth in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 18, 2016—The April ABI score was 50.6, down from the mark of 51.9 in the previous month, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has reported.

Linden Lumber Closes Hardwood Flooring Division   Full Article
Linden, AL, May 18, 2016-- Linden Lumber is closing its hardwood flooring division effective yesterday, May 17.

Unilin Awarded $1.17 Million Compensation for Patent Infringement   Full Article
Wielsbeke, BE, May 18, 2016—Unilin was recently awarded a $1.17 million judgment in compensation for the patent infringement by Granada Kitchen & Floor, Granada Wood & Cabinets and NSL Trading Corporation.

Crossville Sponsoring First Southern Style Now Showhouse   Full Article
Crossville, TN, New Orleans, LA, May 18, 2016—Officials with Crossville have announced the company is the exclusive tile sponsor for the first-ever Southern Style Now Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home Magazine.

Lisa Tucker Named Educator of the Year by IIDA   Full Article
Chicago, IL, May 18, 2016—The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) proudly announces Lisa Tucker, Ph.D., IIDA, FIDEC, AIA, ASID, LEED AP BD+C, as the 2016 IIDA Educator of the Year.