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Housing Starts Declined 5.5% in May

Housing Starts Declined 5.5% in May

Washington, DC, June 20, 2024—Privately-owned housing starts in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,277,000, U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced.

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Domotex Shifts Format in Even and Odd Years

Hannover, DE, June 20, 2024-Following the keynote theme “True Connections. Excellence in Design,” exhibitors from all over the world will be displaying their innovations at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds January 16 to 19, 2025.

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NeoCon 2024 Hosted 50,000 Attendees

Chicago, IL, June 19, 2024-The 55th edition of NeoCon welcomed more than 50,000, as architects, designers, specifiers, facility managers, manufacturers, and end-users from across the globe converged at The Mart June 10 to 12.

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Builder Confidence Declines Two Points to 43 in June

Washington, DC, June 19, 2024—Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes was 43 in June, down two points from May, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the lowest reading since December 2023.

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I4F Obtains Rights to "SPC" Trademark, Frees it for Industry Use

Turnhout, Belgium, June 19, 2024—I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, has obtained the full rights to the U.S. “SPC” trademark and is freeing the flooring industry from current U.S. customs restraints related to SPC products carrying L2C program holographic labels.

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WFCA Adds Two to Board of Directors

Dalton, GA, June 19, 2024––The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has appointed two industry leaders to its board of directors: Doug Jackson, CEO of Cali Bamboo, and Dani Brock, vice president of retail experience at Shaw Industries.

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Retail Sales Inched Up 0.1% in May

Washington, DC, June 18, 2024--Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for May 2024 were $703.1 billion, up 0.1% from the previous month and up 2.3% above May 2023, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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