Cozumel, Mexico, November 20, 2017— New partnerships, new products and new features were announced during the 2017 QFloors Dive Deeper Users Conference, held on the Norwegian Escape from November 4 to 11.
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Rome, GA, November 20, 2017—Balta Home USA is moving to a new 330,000 square foot distribution facility in Rome, Georgia, to provide more capacity for its North American business.
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.
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.
Atlanta, GA, November 17, 2017—Turn-by-turn navigation via mobile phone will be available starting January 1, 2018 only at AmericasMart Atlanta.
Dalton, GA, November 17, 2017—J+J Flooring Group has announced that Ginger Gilbert has been promoted to vice president—design and development. Gilbert most recently served as director of product design.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, DC, November 15, 2017—The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the October ABI score was 51.7, up from a score of 49.1 in the previous month.