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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.

Carpets of Dalton Founder Dies at 78   Full Article
Dalton, GA, August 27, 2015—Carpets of Dalton founder, Lamar Hennon died on Tuesday, August 25 at the age of 78 at his home in Georgia.

M S International Completes New Distribution Center   Full Article
Edison, NJ, August 28, 2015—M S International Inc. has announced the completion of its expanded distribution center in Edison, New Jersey.

Ornek Heat Setting USA Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Offices   Full Article
Dalton, GA, August 28, 2015—Ornek Machine Company held a ribbon cutting and luncheon at the new offices of Ornek Heat Setting USA in Dalton, Georgia on August 27.

Coastie Will Appear in Launch of Home Depot's New LifeProof Carpet Line   Full Article
Los Angeles, CA, August 28, 2015—The fall launch of Home Depot's new LifeProof Carpet campaign, which carries the theme "LifeProof Protects Carpets from Life's Little Mishaps", will feature U.S. Coast Guard Mark Stevenson.

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.