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D.R. Horton Launches Line of Affordable Homes for "Active Adults"   Full Article
Fort Worth, TX, July 28, 2016—Seeing that entry-level houses geared toward first-time homebuyers have become popular with retirees, D.R. Horton announced that it is establishing a new brand for “active adults," reports the Star Telegram.

EPA Issues Formaldehyde Ruling in Line with CARB Guidelines   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 28, 2016—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has moved to reduce exposure to formaldehyde vapors from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States.

Lumber Liquidator's Net Sales Fell 4% in Q2   Full Article
Toano, VA, July 27, 2016—Lumber Liquidators reported net sales for Q2 2016 of $238.1 million, a decrease of 4.0% from the Q2 2015’s $248 million.

Durable Goods Orders Fall for Second Consecutive Month   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 26, 2016— New orders for manufactured durable goods in June decreased $9.3 billion or 4.0% to $219.8 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced.

In Q2, Dixie Group Earnings Improved on Declining Sales   Full Article
Dalton, GA, July 27, 2016—The Dixie Group, Inc. reported Q2 2016 net sales of $105,316,000, 4.2% below second quarter of 2015 sales of $109,957,000.

Pending Home Sales Index Increased by 0.2% in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 27, 2016—The Pending Home Sales Index inched up 0.2% to 111.0 in June from 110.8 in May and is now 1.0% higher than June 2015 (109.9), according to the National Association of Realtors.

Mohawk Group Names George Bandy Jr. VP of Sustainability   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, July 26, 2016—Mohawk Group announced today that George Bandy Jr. has joined the organization as its vice president of sustainability.

Abbey Carpet Taps Ken Sherwood as VP Franchise Development   Full Article
Bonita Springs, FL, July 27, 2016—Ken Sherwood is joining Abbey Carpet Company as vice president franchise development—western and Rocky Mountain states.

Mullican Flooring Receives City and County Funds for Expansion   Full Article
Johnson City, TN, July 26, 2016—Johnson City and Washington County, Tennessee commissioners have now each approved a plan to give Mullican Flooring $600,000 toward a $1.2 million project, reports

Sales of New Homes Up 25.4% Year over Year in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 26, 2016—Sales of new single-family houses in June 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.