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Unemployment Rate Holds at 5% in November   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 4, 2015—Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 211,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.0%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

EPA Again Delays Formaldehyde Ruling   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 4, 2015—The publication date for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products has been delayed again, says the Hardwood, Plywood & Veneer Association.

Shannon Specialty Floors Expands Representation in Northern CA   Full Article
Milwaukee, WI, December 4, 2015—Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. has announced that it has extended the representation of its products with San Francisco independent agency, AMA Surfaces (Armin Maier and Associates).

DuPont Shifts Its Few Remaining Chattanooga Operations to Virginia   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, December 4, 2015—DuPont is shifting the last of its Chattanooga, Tennessee plant operations to Richmond, Virginia, according to the Times Free Press.

October Construction Employment Grows in 180 of 358 Metro Areas YOY   Full Article
Arlington, VA, December 4, 2015—Construction employment increased in 180 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 46 and declined in 132 between October 2014 and October 2015, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Registration for FCICA's 2016 Tradeshow & Convention Now Open   Full Article
West Bloomfield, MI, December 4, 2015—FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, has announced that registration for the Commercial Flooring Tradeshow and 2016 Convention Back to the Basics is now open.

Planned Layoffs Fell 39% in November   Full Article
Chicago, IL, December 4, 2015—Planned layoffs in November fell to the lowest level in more than a year, according to the report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Zeb Portanova Named President & CEO of KronotexUSA   Full Article
Barnwell, SC, December 3, 2015—Zeb Portanova has been appointed president and CEO of KronotexUSA, effective February 1, 2016.

NALFA Announces Newest Member, Armstrong Commercial Flooring   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, December 3, 2015—Armstrong Commercial Flooring has joined the North American Laminate Flooring Association as its newest Regular Member.

Florida Tile's Doug Hayes Inducted into CTDA Hall of Fame   Full Article
Lexington, KY, December 3, 2015—Doug Hayes, director of commercial and business development for Florida Tile, has been inducted into the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association Hall of Fame.