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Michael Halebian & Co. Hires Vitamin to Develop Brand Strategy   Full Article
Baltimore, MD, June 9, 2015—New Jersey-based flooring specialties distributor Michael Halebian & Co. has retained branding and public relations firm Vitamin to develop its brand strategy.

Lumber Liquidators Opens Eight New Stores, Remodels Ten   Full Article
Toano, VA, June 9, 2015—Lumber Liquidators opened eight new stores and remodeled ten others in the first five months of 2015.

Aacer Flooring to Add Prefinishing Line   Full Article
Peshtigo, WI, June 9, 2015—Aacer Flooring will add a prefinishing line to its Peshtigo, Wisconsin facility.

J+J Gets Zero Waste to Landfill Certification   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 8, 2015 -- J+J Flooring Group said it has been certified as a Zero Waste to Landfill manufacturer by GreenCircle Certified LLC., a third-party certifier of environmental claims.

Shaw Calls for Reductions in Shift to Filament Carpet   Full Article
Valley Head, AL, June 8, 2015 -- Shaw Industries is cutting 160 jobs at a carpet plant in DeKalb County as the company continues to adjust to shifting consumer preferences.

Distributor Haines Expands in Orlando   Full Article
Glen Burnie, MD, June 8, 2105 -- Flooring distributor J.J. Haines & Co. Inc. has nearly doubled its size in Orlando, Florida, according to the Baltimore Business Journal.

Index Measuring Future Construction Flat in May   Full Article
New York, NY, June 8, 2015 -- The Dodge Momentum Index, a future indicator of non-residential construction spending, held steady at 122.3 in May, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

Mortgage Credit Standards Loosen a Little in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 8, 2015 -- Mortgage credit availability increased in May, according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index.

USGBC Begins Construction on Legacy Project   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 8, 2015 -- The U.S. Green Building Council and the Capital Area Food Bank broke ground last week on the 2015 Greenbuild Legacy project, a new urban food studio.

May Jobs Report Stronger Than Expected   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 5, 2015 -- The Labor Department said the U.S. economy created 280,000 new jobs in May.