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Payrolls Increase by 223K in April, Unemployment Essentially Unchanged   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 8, 2015—Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 5.4%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

CBC Americas Will Relocate Headquarters and East Coast Warehousing   Full Article
Commack, NY, May 8, 2015—CBC Americas Corporation will invest $3.5 million to strategically relocate its headquarters and east coast warehousing to North Carolina by summer’s end.

Lowe's to Phase out Vinyl Flooring Products Containing Phthalates   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, May 8, 2015—Lowe’s will phase out vinyl flooring products containing phthalates by the end of 2015, reports the Charlotte Observer.

NWFA Expo Grew in Exhibit Space, Flat in Attendance   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, May 8, 2015—The show floor at the National Wood Flooring Association’s (NWFA) Wood Flooring Expo, held from April 28 to May 1 in St. Louis, Missouri, was sold out, with 29 additional companies compared to the 2014 expo.

Lumber Liquidators Halts Sales of Chinese-Made Laminate Flooring   Full Article
Toana, VA, May 7, 2015—Lumber Liquidators is halting sales of its Chinese-made laminate flooring with immediate effect.

FloorFolio Opens First U.S. Factory, Will Produce EnviroQuiet LVT   Full Article
Edison, NJ, May 7, 2015—FloorFolio Industries has opened its first U.S. manufacturing facility, which will produce its patented EnviroQuiet Luxury Vinyl Tile.

Daltile Opens Miami Design Studio   Full Article
Miami, FL, May 7, 2015—Daltile has opened a 4,600-square-foot design studio in Miami.

USFloors Moves into UK Market with Coretec Products   Full Article
Dalton, GA, May 7, 2015—USFloors’ Coretec engineered luxury vinyl flooring collection has expanded into the United Kingdom with the launch of Coretec Plus and Coretec One through the UK-based flooring distributor Headlam Group.

Housing Recovery Continues at Gradual Pace, Says NAHB   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 7, 2015—Markets in 68 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the first quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets.

Surya President Finalist in 2015 EY Entrepreneur, Family Business Category   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, May 7, 2015—Surya president Satya Tiwari has been selected as a finalist in the Family Business Category for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award in the Southeast region.