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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.

Average Home Downpayment Percentage Falls   Full Article
Irvine, CA, June 5, 2015 — The average down payment for single family homes, condos and townhomes purchased in the first quarter was 14.8 percent of the purchase price, down from 15.2 percent in the previous quarter and down from 15.5 percent a year ago.

Anderson Foundation Awards Fellowship Funds   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, June 5, 2015 -- The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $100,000 to Project Drawdown to fund the Ray C. Anderson Fellowship.

China Ceramics Swings to Profit in First Quarter   Full Article
Jinjiang, China, June 5, 2015 -- China Ceramics Co. reported net first quarter profit of $400,000 compared to a net loss a year ago of $400,000.

Philly Floor Gets Temporary Space After Fire   Full Article
Conshohocken, PA, June 05, 2015 -- Philadelphia Floor Store said it has made progress since suffering a devastating fire on May 17 that leveled its headquarters in Conshohocken.