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Firms Raise Prices for Nylon 6 Components   Full Article
Singapore, Feb. 14, 2014 -- Raw materials prices for nylon 6 are all on the rise and several companies announced increases for their products last month.

Consumer Sentiment Holds Steady in February   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, Feb. 14, 2014 -- U.S. consumer sentiment was unchanged in early February, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary reading for the month.

Startup Develops New Plastic for Flooring   Full Article
River Falls, WI, Feb. 14, 2014 -- Magma Flooring LLC said it has developed new engineered plastic sheet materials that are chlorine-free, phthalate-free, plasticizer-free, have essentially no odor, and can be readily recycled.

HOK Adds BBG-BBGM's NY, Shanghai Offices   Full Article
New York, NY, Feb. 14, 2014 -- Design firm BBG-BBGM’s New York and Shanghai offices have become part of design firm HOK.

Long-time Tacoma Flooring Retailer Dies   Full Article
Lakewood, WA, Feb. 14, 2014 -- Robert D. Paulson, 91, of Lakewood, a long time flooring retailer in the Puget Sound area, died Feb. 7.

Manufacturing Output Falls in January   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 14, 2014 -- U.S. manufacturing output unexpectedly fell in January, according to the Federal Reserve.

Mats Inc. Says It Has New Class of Flooring   Full Article
Stoughton, MA, Feb. 13, 2014 -- Mats Inc. and Windmöller Flooring Products said they have developed an entirely new class of commercial flooring under the Wineo brand for the North American markets.

NeoCon Set for June 9-11   Full Article
Chicago, IL, Feb. 13, 2014 -- NeoCon will mark its 46th anniversary as America’s largest contract design exposition June 9-11 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

Initial Jobless Claims Rise Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 2014 -- Initial jobless claims rose by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 339,000 in the week ended Feb. 8, the Labor Department said.

Repossessions Fall Sharply Over Year Ago   Full Article
Irvine, CA, Feb. 13, 2014 -- Fewer homes were repossessed in January, as the number of completed foreclosures fell to the lowest level in more than six years, according to tracking firm RealtyTrac.