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Winners of Schönox Worst Subfloor Contest Announced at Surfaces   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, January 25, 2016—In a ceremony at the TISE/Surfaces trade show in Las Vegas, the winners of the Schönox Worst Subfloor Contest were announced.

Haines Presents First Supplier Reliability Award to Mirage   Full Article
Glen Burnie, MD, January 25, 2016—Haines presented the first annual Haines Supplier Reliability Award to Mirage Hardwood Floors on January 21.

Stifel Offers Analysis of Surfaces Show   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, January 25, 2016—John Baugh of Stifel offered his analysis of the Surfaces show, which took place last week in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tri-West Is Named Quick-Step's Distributor of the Year   Full Article
Dallas, TX, January 25, 2016—Quick-Step has named Tri-West as winner of its Distributor Of The Year award.

Conference Board Leading Economic Index Down in December   Full Article
New York, NY, January 25, 2016—The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. declined 0.2% in December to 123.7, following a 0.5% increase in both November and October.

Jaipur Named "Green Manufacturer" at ARTS Awards   Full Article
Norcross, GA, January 25, 2016—Jaipur was honored at the 27th Annual ARTS Awards, winning in the category of Green Manufacturer at the black-tie gala event held in Dallas, Texas on January 22.

Import Value of Logs and Lumber to China Down 25% in 12 months   Full Article
Seattle, WA, January 25, 2016—China imported softwood logs and lumber valued at $498 million during the month of November in 2015, reports Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).

Existing Home Sales Jumped 14.7% in December   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 22, 2016—Existing-home sales rose by 14.7% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.46 million from 4.76 million in November, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Millennials to Shape Housing Preferences, Once They Start Buying   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 22, 2016—The millennial generation is poised to make a significant impact on home design, said speakers from the National Association of Home Builders and Better Homes and Gardens.

Petition Calls for Point of Sale Labeling Regarding Slip Resistance   Full Article
Washington, DC January 22, 2016—A petition requesting that floorcoverings, floorcoverings with coatings and treated floorcoverings include point of sale information regarding the products’ degree of slip resistance has been filed.