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Lowe's to Purchase Canada's Rona Home Improvement Chain   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, February 3, 2016—Lowe’s has signed a deal to purchase Canadian home improvement chain Rona for $2.28 billion.

Construction Employment Rises in 190 of 358 Metro Areas YOY in Dec.   Full Article
Arlington, VA, February 3, 2016—Construction employment increased in 190 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 63 and declined in 105 between December 2014 and December 2015, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Private Sector Employment Increased by 205,000 Jobs in January   Full Article
Roseland, NJ, February 3, 2016—Private sector employment increased by 205,000 jobs from December to January according to the January ADP National Employment Report.

Shannon Specialty Floors Names L'evate as Representation in Northeast   Full Article
Milwaukee, WI, February 3, 2016—Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. has appointed L’evate group to represent its full line of products within select northeastern markets.

Growth Continued but Slowed for Non-Manufacturing Business in January   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, February 3, 2016—The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report On Business (NMI) registered 53.5% in January, 2.3 percentage points lower than the seasonally adjusted December reading of 55.8%.

Dave Gobis Presented with TCNA Tile Person of the Year Award   Full Article
Anderson, SC, February 3, 2016—In recognition of his innumerable contributions and exceptional service in the North American tile industry over several decades, Tile Council of North America awarded Dave Gobis its 2015 Tile Person of the Year Award.

Interior Design Society Names Judges for Designer of the Year Contest   Full Article
High Point, NC, February 3, 2016—The Interior Design Society (IDS) announces the judging panel for its sixth annual Designer of the Year competition.

Lumber Liquidators to Pay $13.2 Million in Fines for Lacey Violations   Full Article
Washington, DC, February 2, 2016—Lumber Liquidators has been sentenced to $13.2 million in fines and forfeitures for importing illegal wood and submitting false declarations under the Lacey Act, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency.

Home Prices Rose 6.3% in 2015, CoreLogic   Full Article
Irvine, CA, February 2, 2016—In 2015, home prices rose by 6.3% nationally year-over-year for the single family combined tier, including distressed sales, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index.

Construction Spending Ends Year on Mixed Note   Full Article
Arlington, VA, February 2, 2016—Construction spending inched up in December from a month earlier and increased solidly over the year but the major components showed divergent trends, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.