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AIA Billings "Healthy and Sustained" in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 20, 2015—The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has reported a "healthy and sustained" Architectural Billings Index (ABI) for the month of July with a score of 54.7.

July Existing-Home Sales at Highest Pace Since February 2007   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 20, 2015—Existing-home sales steadily increased for the third consecutive month in July, rising 2.0%, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Foreclosure Rates Up but Starts at Lowest Level Since November 2005   Full Article
Irvine, CA, August 20, 2015—RealtyTrac has released its July 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows a total of 124,910 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in July, up 7% from the previous month and up 14% from a year ago.

Mohawk Group's Glasgow Plant Noted for 80 Years of Good Citizenship   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, August 20, 2015—Mohawk Group’s manufacturing facility in Glasgow, Virginia has been recognized by the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors for 80 years of service to the community.

Dixie Group CFO to Present at Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, August 20, 2015—The Dixie Group has announced that Jon Faulkner, vice president and chief financial officer, will be presenting at the Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago, Illinois on August 26.

ISSA Appoints New Executive Director   Full Article
Northbrook, IL, August 20, 2015—ISSA has appointed John Barrett executive director, effective September 1. Barrett replaces John Garfinkel, who will work in a consultative capacity through 2016 to facilitate a smooth transition.

Housing Starts at Highest Level Since October 2007   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 19, 2015—Nationwide housing starts inched up 0.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.206 million units in July, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

Lowe's Quarterly Earnings Up 8.4% YOY   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, August 19, 2015—Lowe's Companies, Inc. has reported net earnings of $1.13 billion for the quarter ended July 31, an 8.4% increase over the same period a year ago.

Gary Keeble Hired as Director of Marketing for Metroflor   Full Article
Norwalk, CT, August 19, 2015—Gary E. Keeble, Jr. (LEED AP) has been appointed as director of marketing for Metroflor Corp.

USGBC Announces LEED for Homes Award Winners   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 19, 2015—The U.S. Green Building Council has announced the recipients of its annual LEED for Homes Awards.