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Nourison Launches New Division Called Nico Home   Full Article
Saddle Brook, NJ, September 22, 2015—Nourison has launched a new division of area rugs and home accents called Nico Home.

INSTALL Announces CIM Scholarship Program & New Warranty Contractors   Full Article
Haddonfield, NJ, September 22, 2015— In support of the Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA), INSTALL is proud to announce the creation of the INSTALL Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Scholarship Program.

CARE Announces 2016 Dates for Annual Conference   Full Article
Greenville, SC, September 22, 2015—CARE’s 14th annual conference is scheduled for May 18 to 19, 2016.

Green Construction is Major U.S. Economic Driver, USGBC Study   Full Article
Washington, DC, September 21, 2015—The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. and will account for more than 2.3 million American jobs this year, according to a new U.S. Green Building Council study.

Shaw Achieves LEED Designation for Two Campus Buildings   Full Article
Dalton, GA, September 21, 2015—Shaw Industries has achieved the USGBC’s LEED Silver designation for Plant 72, an administrative building on the corporate campus, and for the Shaw Family Health Center, both located in Dalton, Georgia.

Existing-Home Sales Down 4.8% in August, Prices Moderate, NAR   Full Article
Washington, DC, September 21, 2015—Following three straight months of gains, existing–home sales dipped in August despite slowing price growth, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Invista Hosting Pami Talks Event in Atlanta for RSAs   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, September 21, 2015—Invista is hosting Pami Talks, a retail training seminar open to all retail sales associates, on October 2.

Construction Employment Expanded in 36 States Year over Year   Full Article
Arlington, VA, September 21, 2015—Construction employment expanded in 36 states and the District of Columbia between August 2014 and August 2015, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Leading Economic Index Up 0.1% in August, Conference Board   Full Article
New York, NY, September 21, 2015—The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.1% in August to 123.7, following no change in July, and a 0.6% increase in June.

Hank's Specialties Relocates IA Location & Opens New WI Branch   Full Article
Cedar Rapids, IA, September 21, 2015—Hank’s Specialties, a Midwest floorcovering and installation supply distributor, has moved its Cedar Rapids, Iowa location to 960 32nd Avenue SW.