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Federal Officials Visit Dalton Manufacturers   Full Article
Dalton, GA, Dec. 9, 2014 -— Representatives from the U.S. Office of Textiles and Apparel visited Dalton Nov. 5 to tour manufacturing facilities, according to the Carpet and Rug Institute.

OW Hospitality Names Chapman VP of Sales   Full Article
Dalton, GA, Dec. 9, 2014 -- OW Hospitality has named Dallas Chapman vice president of sales for the Americas.

Pergo Gets Favorable European Patent Ruling   Full Article
Dallas, TX, Dec. 8, 2014 -– The Board of Appeals of the European Patent Office confirmed the validity of a Pergo patent that protects a one-piece fold-down locking of wood fiber flooring planks, Pergo said.

Wholesale Inventories Rise More Than Expected   Full Article
Washington, DC, Dec. 9, 2014 -- U.S. wholesale inventories rose more than expected in October, according to the Commerce Department.

Oil Prices Hit Five-Year Lows   Full Article
New York, NY, Dec. 9, 2014 -- Oil prices again fell to five-year lows Monday.

Barrett Named CEO of FAST Career Institute   Full Article
Dalton, GA, Dec. 9, 2014 -- The FAST Career Institute said that Don Barrett Jr. has been named president and CEO of the nonprofit corporation training school.

Florida Tile Honored for Ongoing Tile Donations   Full Article
E. Canton, OH, Dec. 8, 2014 -- Mountain Re-Source Center and Tile Partners for Humanity have recognized Florida Tile for 10 years of partnership and support of community improvement projects through donations of ceramic tile.

Business Economists Predict Fastest Growth Since 2005   Full Article
Washington, DC, Dec. 8, 2014 -- Business economists say the U.S. economy should see its fastest growth in a decade next year, thanks to a stronger job market and falling oil prices.

Analyst Says LL Better Positioned for 2015   Full Article
New York, NY, Dec. 8, 2014 -- Analyst John Baugh of Stifel Nicolaus recently toured Lumber Liquidators' new East Coast distribution center and met with management with a group of investors.

USGBC Joins Global Energy Efficiency Platform   Full Article
Lima, Peru, Dec. 8, 2014 -- The U.S. Green Building Council said it has joined the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, along with the Business Council for Sustainable Energy.