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AIA Architecture Billings Index Positive at 52.5 in December

AIA Architecture Billings Index Positive at 52.5 in December

Washington, DC, January 23, 2020—The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 52.5 for December reflects an increase in design services provided by U.S. architecture firms (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings).

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Mohawk Commissions Artwork for TISE Booth

Calhoun, GA, January 23, 2020—This year at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas, Mohawk will present a feature display within the company’s booth (5803), which will highlight its sustainability efforts.

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Gerflor Has New Majority Shareholder

Lyon, FR, January 22, 2020-Gerflor has a new majority shareholder; Cobepa, an investment company owned by Belgium’s Spoelberch family, took majority ownership of the France-based resilient flooring firm for a few hundred million euros, reports L’Echo

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Existing-Home Sales Rose 3.6% in December

Washington, DC, January 22, 2020—Total existing-home sales increased 3.6% from November to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 5.54 million in December, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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NAHB Predicts Gradual Pace for Home Improvements Through '21

Washington, DC, January 22, 2020—Spending on residential improvements will continue to grow over the next two years at a gradual pace, according to experts at a press conference hosted by National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers at the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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WFCA to Host Education Sessions at TISE

Dalton, GA, January 20, 2020—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) is urging independent retailers to support the “Be a Part of the Solution” initiative during The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas, January 28 to 30 and will host a series of educational sessions during the event.

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John Wu Discusses Novalis' Plans to Manufacture LVT in the U.S.

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Dave Snedeker Discusses Why Bob's Grew in 2019

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Karl Scholz Discusses the Launch of Two Ceramic Tile Installation Patents Introduced At Domotex

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Donato Grosser Discusses Shift Away From Chinese Imports in Ceramic Tile Market

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Harlan Stone Discusses Global Launch of HMTX and Outlook for Growth in Rigid Core Flooring

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