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Non-Manufacturing Sector Up in June, 65th Consecutive Increase   Full Article
Tempe, Arizona, July 6, 2015—Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew 0.3 percentage points to 56% in June, according to the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

Aqua Names Tracy Bledsoe VP of Sales   Full Article
Adairsville, GA, July 6, 2015—Aqua Hospitality Carpets has announced the appointment of Tracy Bledsoe as vice president of sales, effective immediately.

Godfrey Hirst Signs Deal with NZ Merino Farmers for Crossbred Wool   Full Article
Adairsville, GA, July 6, 2015—New Zealand Merino farmers have entered a $3 million deal with carpet manufacturer Godfrey Hirst to supply Merino crossbred wool, according to stuff.co.nz.

Longleaf Lumber Wins Pine Cone Award from Maine Wood Products Assoc.   Full Article
Berwick, ME, July 6, 2015—Longleaf Lumber, Inc. has been named the winner of the Maine Wood Products Association’s annual Pine Cone Award.

Payroll Employment Up 223K in June, Unemployment at 5.3%   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 2, 2015—Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Cersaie to Spotlight Firm's Experimental Architectural Practice at Show   Full Article
Bologna, IT, July 2, 2015—Cersaie will present Raumlabor Berlin’s Experimental Architectural Practice, with a spotlight on German architect Markus Bader, on Thursday, October 1 at the show Architecture Gallery.

Orders for Manufactured Goods Fell Again in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 2, 2015—New orders for manufactured goods in May, down nine of the last ten months, decreased $4.5 billion or 1.0% to $470.5 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Armstrong Residential Announces 2014 Elite Retailers   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, July 2, 2015—Armstrong Residential Flooring has announced its 2014 Elite Retailers of the Year.

USGBC Announces New Path to LEED for California Developers   Full Article
San Diego, CA, July 2, 2015—The U.S. Green Building Council has announced the availability of a new path forward for California project developers seeking LEED certification.

AFA to Host Pavilion at Domotex   Full Article
Dalton, GA, July 2, 2015—The American Floorcovering Alliance (AFA) will again host a pavilion at Domotex 2016, which will take place in Hannover, Germany, January 16 to 19, 2016.