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Consumer Sentiment Fell 4.3% in July, According to Preliminary Results   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, July 15, 2016—Consumer sentiment fell to 89.5 in July, 4.3% below June’s 93.5, according to preliminary results from the University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers.

June Industrial Production Rose 0.6%, Following May Decline   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2016—Industrial production increased 0.6% in June after declining 0.3% in May, according to the Federal Reserve.

Greenbuild Announces Closing Plenary Speakers for 2016 Expo   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2016—Informa Exhibitions and USGBC announce famed architect Bjarke Ingels, founding partner of the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), and USGBC COO Mahesh Ramanujam as Greenbuild International Conference and Expo closing plenary speakers.

Cersaie Exhibition Space Sold Out Three Months Prior to Show   Full Article
Sassuolo, IT, July 15, 2016—The entire 156,000 square meters of Cersaie's exhibition area has already been sold out, three months prior to the show, which will run September 26 to 30.

Quick-Step Showcasing New LVF Category   Full Article
Dallas, TX, July 16, 2016 — At this week’s CCA convention, Quick-Step is showcasing its new Multi-Category-Flooring-Solution, including its soon-to-launch category, luxury vinyl flooring.

Metroflor Names First Chief Sustainability Officer, Rochelle Routman   Full Article
Norwalk, CT, July 14, 2016—Metroflor Corporation has announced the appointment of Rochelle Routman, LEED AP, O+M, as the first chief sustainability officer for Metroflor and Halstead International.

Swiss Krono Breaks Ground on HDF Mill and Laminate Expansion in SC   Full Article
Barnwell, SC, July 14, 2016—Swiss Krono Group and its American subsidiary, Swiss Krono SC, held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 13 for its $230 million high-density fiberboard (HDF) mill and laminate flooring production expansion.

Mr. David's Flooring Opening Seventh Office, to be Located in Indianapolis   Full Article
Indianapolis, IN, July, 14 2016—Mr. David’s Flooring International has announced plans to expand by opening its seventh office nationwide.

Producer Prices Rose 0.5% in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 14, 2016—The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.5% in June, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. Final demand prices rose 0.4% in May and 0.2% in April.

Vinyl Flooring with 18.9% of Less of DINP Gets Safe Use Determination   Full Article
LaGrange, GA, July 14, 2016— The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has issued a Safe Use Determination under Prop 65 for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in vinyl flooring products.