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TCNA Bulletin Highlights Ceramic Tile’s Inherent Health & Safety Attributes   Full Article
Chicago, Il, April 19, 2016—Tile Council of North America produced a bulletin to provide information in response to increasing interest in the human health and safety aspects of various building materials, in both commercial and residential construction.

Simon Dutfield, Chairman of Axminster Carpets, Dies   Full Article
Axminster, UK, April 19, 2016—Chairman of Axminster Carpets Simon Dutfield died on April 14, as the result of a heart attack, according to the Midweek Herald.

Builder Confidence Holds at 58 for Third Consecutive Month   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 18, 2016—Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged in April at a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

Construction Employment Rose in 44 States & DC Over Last 12 Months   Full Article
Arlington, VA, April 18, 2016—Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between March 2015 and March 2016, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Consumer Sentiment Down 1.4% in April   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, April 18, 2016—Consumer sentiment fell 1.4% to 89.7 in April from March’s 91.0 rate, according to preliminary results from the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers.

Crossville Announces 2015 Recycling Totals   Full Article
Crossville, TN, April 18, 2016—Crossville Inc. recycled 16,939,634 pounds of fired porcelain in 2015.

Industrial Production Down 0.6% in March, 2.2% for Q1   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 15, 2016—Industrial production decreased 0.6% in March for a second month in a row, according to the Federal Reserve.

Vision Design Award Winners Announced   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, April 15, 2016—The winners of the seventh annual Vision Design Awards have been announced.

Rent Costs Up 3.7% in March, as Demand Continues to Outpace Supply   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 15, 2016—The cost of rent rose 3.7% year-over-year in March, the Labor Department reported in its Consumer Price Index, marking the fourth straight month of significant rise.

Fred Zebro Joins Mohawk Group as Regional VP   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, April 15, 2016—Mohawk Group has announced that experienced contract interiors furnishings and finishes leader Fred Zebro has joined the company as regional vice president for the New York-New Jersey region.