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Randy Merritt Issues Farewell Letter to the Industry

Randy Merritt Issues Farewell Letter to the Industry

Dalton, GA, November 20, 2017—Randy Merritt, president of Shaw Industries who will retire at the close of 2017, has written a farewell letter to the industry, within which he has worked for the entirety of his 41-year career.

Housing Starts Jumped 13.7% in October

Housing Starts Jumped 13.7% in October

Washington, DC, November 17, 2017—Privately-owned housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,290,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced.

Karndean Contributes to Hurricane Relief

Karndean Contributes to Hurricane Relief

Export, PA, November 17, 2017–-After announcing hurricane relief plans in September, Karndean Designflooring has raised $8,000 to assist with rebuilding efforts following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the company for a total contribution of $16,000.

Nov. Builder Confidence Hits 70, Highest Reading Since March

Nov. Builder Confidence Hits 70, Highest Reading Since March

Arlington, VA, November 16, 2017—Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This was the highest report since March, and the second highest on record since July 2005.

EF Focuses on Integrating Beaulieu Group Asset Purchase

EF Focuses on Integrating Beaulieu Group Asset Purchase

Dalton, GA, November 15, 2017-Now that Engineered Floors (EF) has finalized its purchase of Beaulieu America (BA), it is in the process of determining the integration of BA's personnel, as well as physical and intellectual property assets and brands for its continued growth. The company will make announcements over the next few months regarding these decisions.