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Sherwin-Williams Reports Higher Sales, Lower Income   Full Article
Cleveland, OH, April 17, 2014 -- The Sherwin-Williams Company reported that first quarter net sales increased $199.4 million, or 9.2%, to $2.37 billion, due primarily to higher paint sales volume and acquisitions.

Housing Starts Rise in March   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 16, 2014 -- Housing starts rose 2.8% in March to a seasonally adjusted rate of 946,000, according to the Commerce Department.

Mortgage Application Volume Up on Refinancing   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 16, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume rose 4.3% last week from the week before, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly survey.

Building Permits Decrease in March   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 16, 2014 -- Building permits fell 2.4% in March to an annual rate of 990,000.

Industrial Production Rises in March   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 16, 2014 -- Industrial production rose 0.7% in March, according to the Federal Reserve.

Stainmaster Training Videos Win Award   Full Article
Kennesaw, GA, April 15, 2014 -– A series of Stainmaster carpet training videos received a 2013 Gold Aurora Award for excellence in the category of sales training.

Builder Confidence Holds Steady in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 15, 2014 -- Builder confidence rose one point to 47 in April from a downwardly revised March reading of 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Danish Group Adopts CRI's Approval Program   Full Article
Dalton, GA, April 15, 2014 -- The Carpet and Rug Institute said that Dansk Fashion and Textile of Denmark will be the first international trade organization to adopt its Seal of Approval standards.

More Associations Adopt Floor Flatness Statement   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, April 15, 2014 -- Three additional national associations have endorsed a position statement on floor flatness tolerances written by the American Society of Concrete Contractors.

New York Manufacturing Slows in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 15, 2014 -- The Empire State manufacturing index fell to 1.3 in April from 5.6 in March, the New York Fed said.