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Housing Starts Ticked Down in May, Still 9.5% Higher than May 2015 Rate   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 17, 2016— Privately-owned housing starts in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,164,000, 0.3% below the revised April estimate of 1,167,000, according to the Department of Commerce.

Lumber Liquidators Will Not Resume Sales of Chinese-Made Laminate   Full Article
Toano, VA, June 17, 2016—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has completed its probe of Lumber Liquidators, and the company has agreed to cease sales of Chinese-made laminate flooring.

Mohawk Flooring Wins PRSA Awards   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, June 17, 2016—Mohawk Flooring has been named a winner of the 2016 PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence and the PRSA Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation for its SmartStrand Forever Clean Launch campaign.

Floorco Opening Distribution Arm, Floorco Distribution   Full Article
Baltimore, MD, June 17, 2016—Floorco has announced that it is expanding its existing operation, opening a new division will be called Floorco Distribution.

NTCA Releases Revamped "Trowel and Error" Training Video   Full Article
Jackson, MS, June 17, 2016—The National Tile Contractors Association’s (NTCA) has updated its “Trowel and Error” video, a training tool since first released in 1996.

BuildDirect Adds Mohawk, Armstrong and Shaw Products to Offering   Full Article
Vancouver, BC, June 17, 2016—BuildDirect, an online marketplace for home improvement products, has announced the addition of major home supply brands to its online platform, Home Marketplace.

Global Wood Fiber Prices Continued Down in Q1   Full Article
Seattle, WA, June 17, 2016—Wood costs for the pulp industry have been falling steadily worldwide for almost five years with hardwood fiber prices declining the most, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.

NAHB Housing Market Index Hit 60 in June, Highest Reading Since Jan.   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 16, 2016—After holding steady for the past four months, builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes rose two points in June to a level of 60 on the NAHB Housing Market Index.

Consumer Prices Rose 0.2% in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 16, 2016—The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.2% in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

Inalco Design Days Underway   Full Article
Alcora, SP, June 16, 2016—Inalco’s Design Days is currently underway at the company´s headquarters in Alcora (Castellón - Spain).