Washington, DC, October 18, 2017—Privately-owned housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,127,000. This is 4.7% below the revised August estimate of 1,183,000, but is 6.1% above the September 2016 rate of 1,062,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced jointly.
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Stoughton, MA, October 18, 2017—Commercial flooring company Mats Inc. announces the executive team promotions of Nancy Pedrick to chief sales officer and Rich Ruhlin to chief marketing officer.
Washington, DC, October 18, 2017—After seven months of steady growth in the demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) paused in September.
San Francisco, CA, October 18, 2017—Flooring Solutions (FSI) has been named one of the 100 fastest growing privately held companies in the Bay Area for the second year in a row.
Highland Park, IL, October 18. 2017—On October 11, Jerry Freeman, president and founder of Specifix gave a five-minute presentation to fifteen judges and top-tier investors from around the world. After all of the rapid-fire presentations were over, Specifix had won its right to be among the top 20 significant winners in the semi-final round of the contest with a chance to compete for the $1.0 million prize.
Dalton, GA, October 17, 2017—In order to improve results and better utilize existing assets and resources, The Dixie Group has decided to combine its commercial businesses, Masland Contract and Atlas, into one business unit effective October 16.
Washington, DC, October 17, 2017—Industrial production rose 0.3% in September.
Washington, DC, October 17, 2017—Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 68 in October on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This was the highest reading since May.
Minneapolis, MN, October 17, 2017—Tile Shop Holdings’ net sales grew 7.5% to $84.4 million for Q3 2017, compared with $78.6 million Q3 2016.
Sacramento, CA, October 17, 2017—California governor Jerry Brown signed carpet recycling legislation that will help the state reach its target of emitting 40% fewer greenhouse emissions by 2030, reports Waste360.