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Construction Spending Reached Seven-Year High in August   Full Article
Arlington, VA, October 2, 2015—Construction spending in August reached $1.086 trillion, a seven-year high, and climbed at the fastest rate since 2006, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Texas Led the Country in Wholesale Trade Volume Between '07 and '12   Full Article
Washington, DC, October 2, 2015—Texas supplanted California between 2007 and 2012 as the state with the largest volume of sales for the wholesale trade sector, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent economic census.

New Orders for Manufactured Goods Down in August   Full Article
Washington, DC, October 2, 2015—New orders for manufactured goods in August, down following two consecutive monthly increases, decreased $8.2 billion or 1.7% to $473.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. This followed a 0.2% July increase.

Mohawk Supplies SmartCushion for Susan G. Komen Philly 3-Day   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, October 2, 2015—Mohawk Flooring is partnering with the 2015 Susan G. Komen Philadelphia 3-Day to provide over 800 pieces of SmartCushion carpet cushion for 3-Day walkers and crew to place under the sleeping bags at the camp.

Construction Spending Rose in August   Full Article
Washington, DC, October 1, 2015—Construction spending during August 2015 was estimated at $1,086.2 billion, 0.7% above the revised July estimate of $1,079.1 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce.

Mapei Launches Free Online CEU Program   Full Article
Deerfield Beach, FL, October 1, 2015—Mapei Americas has opened a free online educational program for architects in the United States and Canada.

Manufacturing Slowed in September but Continued to Expand   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, October 1, 2015—Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 33rd consecutive month, according to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

Dalton Wholesale Named Armstrong Elite Retailer   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, October 1, 2015—Armstrong World Industries, Inc. today announced that Dalton Wholesale, with three locations throughout Georgia, was named an Armstrong Elite Retailer.

Private Sector Employment Added 200,000 Jobs in September   Full Article
Roseland, NJ, October 1, 2015—Private sector employment increased by 200,000 jobs from August to September according to the September ADP National Employment Report.

Lorberbaum Once Again Named to Forbes 400 List   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, September 30, 2015—Mohawk CEO, Jeffrey Lorberbaum, was included as one of the richest Americans on The 2015 Forbes 400 list.