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CARE Awards $2 Million in Grants to Support Carpet Recycling in CA   Full Article
Sacramento, CA, May 27, 2016—CARE's California Carpet Stewardship Program has formally signed contracts to distribute approximately $2 million in grant funding for six capital improvement and three product testing projects.

Ferry Carpets Ordered to Pay Back Wages & Damages to Installers   Full Article
Newark, NY, May 27, 2016— Federal authorities say that Ferry Carpets of Newark, New Jersey overworked its employees without compensating them and was ordered to pay 15 employees a combined $280,000, according to

Q1 GDP Adjusted Up to 0.8% in Second Estimate   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 27, 2016—Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 0.8% in the first quarter of 2016, according to the second estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Bamboo Hardwoods Partners with All Tile and NRF Distributors   Full Article
Seattle, WA, May 27, 2016—Bamboo Hardwoods has entered into two new distribution agreements with All Tile and NRF Distributors as flooring distributor partners.

Lot Shortages at Record High, Says NAHB   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 27, 2016—Lot availability hit a record low according to new data from the National Association of Home Builders.

HPVA Elects 2016--2017 Board of Directors, Finkell Named Chairman   Full Article
Reston, VA, May 27, 2016-- Hardwood, Plywood & Veneer Association has elected its 2016—2017 HPVA Board of Directors, elected at the 95th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Designer Jonathan Adler to Speak at New York International Carpet Show.   Full Article
West Hollywood, CA, May 27, 2016—Potter and designer Jonathan Adler will speak at the New York International Carpet Show.

Carpet One Floor & Home Launches TV Ads Mocking Big Box Retailers   Full Article
Manchester, NH, May 26, 2016—Carpet One Floor & Home, a cooperative of floorcovering retailers throughout the United States and Canada, has recently launched a new advertising campaign directly attacking big box retailers.

Armstrong Flooring Names 2015 Elite Retailers of the Year   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, May 26, 2016—Armstrong Flooring has announced its 2015 Elite Retailers of the Year: gold, AJ Rose Carpets and Flooring; silver, Long Island Paneling, Ceilings & Floors; and bronze, The Floor Store.

April Pending Home Sales Rose by 5.1%   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 26, 2016—The Pending Home Sales Index hiked up 5.1% to 116.3 in April from an upwardly revised 110.7 in March and is now 4.6% above April 2015 (111.2), according to the National Association of Realtors.