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Lowe's Net Sales Rose 7.8% YOY in Q1, EPS Up 40%   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, May 18, 2016—Lowe's reported net sales of $15.2 billion, an increase of 7.8% from the first quarter of 2015’s $14.1 billion.

Shaw to Close Spun Yarn Plant 14 in Valley Head, Alabama   Full Article
Dalton, GA, May 18, 2016—Shaw has announced its plan to shift production from Plant 14 in Valley Head, Alabama into other facilities across Georgia and Alabama.

Architectural Billings Index Shows Continued Modest Growth in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 18, 2016—The April ABI score was 50.6, down from the mark of 51.9 in the previous month, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has reported.

Linden Lumber Closes Hardwood Flooring Division   Full Article
Linden, AL, May 18, 2016-- Linden Lumber is closing its hardwood flooring division effective yesterday, May 17.

Unilin Awarded $1.17 Million Compensation for Patent Infringement   Full Article
Wielsbeke, BE, May 18, 2016—Unilin was recently awarded a $1.17 million judgment in compensation for the patent infringement by Granada Kitchen & Floor, Granada Wood & Cabinets and NSL Trading Corporation.

Crossville Sponsoring First Southern Style Now Showhouse   Full Article
Crossville, TN, New Orleans, LA, May 18, 2016—Officials with Crossville have announced the company is the exclusive tile sponsor for the first-ever Southern Style Now Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home Magazine.

Lisa Tucker Named Educator of the Year by IIDA   Full Article
Chicago, IL, May 18, 2016—The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) proudly announces Lisa Tucker, Ph.D., IIDA, FIDEC, AIA, ASID, LEED AP BD+C, as the 2016 IIDA Educator of the Year.

Third Annual Schönox’s Worst Subfloor Contest Now Accepting Entries   Full Article
Florence, AL, May 18, 2016—The third annual Schönox’s Worst Subfloor Contest is now underway.

Housing Starts Up 6.6% in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 17, 2016— Privately-owned housing starts in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,172,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced.

Home Depot's Net Sales Rose 9% YOY in Q1   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, May 17, 2016—The Home Depot has reported sales of $22.8 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, a 9.0% increase from the first quarter of fiscal 2015, when sales were $20.9 billion.