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Industrial Production Down in December on Utilities and Mining   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 15, 2016—Industrial production declined 0.4% in December, primarily as a result of cutbacks for utilities and mining, according to the Federal Reserve.

Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturers Shipments Fell Slightly in November   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 15, 2016—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for November was estimated at $1,313.5 billion, down 0.2% from October 2015 and down 2.8% from November 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

December Retail Sales Tick Down 0.1% from Previous Month, Rise YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 15, 2016—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for December were $448.1 billion, a decrease of 0.1% from the previous month, and 2.2% above December 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

Schönox Will Announce Winners of Worst Subfloor Contest at Surfaces   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, January 15, 2016—Schönox is preparing to announce the winners of its second annual Worst Subfloor Contest at the 2016 TISE trade show.

Ceramics of Italy Extends Deadline for Tile Competition   Full Article
Bologna, IT, January 15, 2016—The deadline for the Ceramics of Italy competition has been extended to January 22.

Dal-Tile Displaying at Both the International Builder Show and TISE   Full Article
Dallas, TX, January 15, 2016—Dal-Tile will have a presence at both ends of the Las Vegas Strip during Design & Construction Week, January 19 to 22.

New Ravenna Taps Richard Walters as CEO   Full Article
Exmore, VA, January 15, 2016—New Ravenna a mosaic tile company specializing in luxury surfaces, is pleased to welcome Richard Walters as chief executive officer.

Mohawk to Invest in U.S. and European LVT Production During 2016   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, January 14, 2016—During 2016, Mohawk’s investments in North America and Europe will double the company’s worldwide luxury vinyl tile (LVT) production capacity and add new product capabilities.

Vinnie Virga Assumes Controlling Interest of Big Bob's Flooring   Full Article
Kansas City, KA, January 14, 2016—Vinnie Virga has taken over the executive management of Big Bob’s Flooring after purchasing a controlling interest in the organization.

Foreclosure Filings Fell 3% in 2015   Full Article
Irvine, CA, January 14, 2016—Foreclosure filings were reported on 1,083,572 U.S. properties in 2015, down 3% from 2014 and down 62% from the peak of 2,871,891 properties with foreclosure filings in 2010, according to RealtyTrac.