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Shaw Investing $45 Million to Up Nylon & Polyester Capacity in SC   Full Article
Columbia, SC, August 27, 2015—Shaw has announced it is investing at least $45 million in its Lexington County, South Carolina carpet fiber plant for additional capacity for both nylon and polyester production.

Real GDP Up 3.7% in Second Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 27, 2015—Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 3.7% in the second quarter of 2015, according to the second estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Pending Home Sales Inch Forward in July   Full Article
Washington, DC August 27, 2015—Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in July, but rose modestly for the sixth time in seven months, according to the National Association of Realtors.

In-Foreclosure Sales Drop to Lowest Rate in 15 Years, RealtyTrac   Full Article
Irvine, CA, August 27, 2015—RealtyTrac has released its July 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows sales of properties in-foreclosure and cash sales were down from a year ago to multi-year lows.

FloorScore Eligible for Credits Under BREEAM   Full Article
LaGrange, GA, August 27, 2015—BREEAM, an environmental assessment program for buildings, has cited FloorScore certified flooring products as eligible for credits under its indoor air quality requirements.

Shane Calloway Tapped as Swiff-Train's VP of Sales   Full Article
Houston, TX, August 27, 2015—Shane Calloway has joined Swiff-Train Company as its new vice president of sales.

Florida Tile Launches CEU on Thin, Large Format Porcelain   Full Article
Lexington, KY, August 27, 2015—Florida Tile has launched a new continuing education unit on thin, large format porcelain tile.

Orders for Durable Goods Rose in July by the Most in a Year   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 26, 2015—New orders for manufactured durable goods in July increased $4.6 billion or 2.0% to $241.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced.

AFA Adds Örnek Machine Heat Set USA as New Member   Full Article
Dalton, GA, August 26, 2015—The American Floorcovering Alliance (AFA) announces Örnek Machine Heat Set USA as a new association member.

Registration Now Open for The International Surface Event 2016   Full Article
Dallas, TX, August 26, 2015—Attendee online registration is now open for The International Surface Event (TISE)--which includes Surfaces, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo--for Las Vegas 2016.