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Older Workers Faring Better Than Younger in Remote Work

New York, NY, October 27, 2020—Despite their technological preparedness for mobile work, younger workers report a far more challenging experience working from home than their older peers, reports Gensler, based on a survey of 2,300 anonymous U.S. workers.

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NAFCD and NBMDA Announce Virtual Fall Events

Chicago, IL, October 27, 2020-The North American Association of Flooring Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) have announced that the NAFCD and NBMDA Emerging Distribution Leaders Program will take place virtually on November 5 and 6.

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New Home Sales Rose 32.1% YOY in September

Washington, DC, October 26, 2020—Sales of new single-family houses in September 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 959,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Homeownership Trending Upward Amid COVID

Washington, DC, October 26, 2020—COVID-19 has influenced a number of decisions surrounding the home, including a movement toward less dense areas, and homeownership is no different, reports the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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Burn Out Increasing Among U.S. Workforce

Arlington, VA, October 26, 2020-National polling of the U.S. workforce indicates a majority of employees are burnt out (58%), up from 45% in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey from Eagle Hill Consulting.

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NAFCT Names Board of Directors

Madison, WI, October 26, 2020-The newly formed National Association of Floor Covering Technicians (NAFCT), which has the mission of advancing the craftsmanship and professionalism of the flooring industry through training and education of all floorcovering related fields, has announced its inaugural board of directors.

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Tanya Jones Discusses the Pandemic's Effect on Business Dev. Role with Commercial Contractors

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Tom Levi Discusses Levi's4Floors Success Selling Nylon Carpet Over PET

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Gensler Chicago Designers Discuss How the Workspace will Evolve Due to Pandemic

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Jeff Macco Discusses Why Nylon Carpet Outperforms PET in His Retail Flooring Business

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Susan Chung Discusses Key Findings from the ASID Resiliency Research

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