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Housing Starts Rose 1.5% in October

Housing Starts Rose 1.5% in October

Washington, DC, November 20, 2018—Private owned housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,228,000, 1.5% above the revised September estimate of 1,210,000 but 2.9% below the October 2017 rate of 1,265,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced.

Dunn Rasbury Honored with NAFCD Growth Award

Dunn Rasbury Honored with NAFCD Growth Award

Chicago, IL, November 20, 2018-Last week, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) recognized Dunn Rasbury of A&M Supply from Pinellas Park, Florida as the recipient of the 2018 NAFCD Growth Award.

Tarkett's Sumlin Honored by A4LE and SchoolsNEXT

Tarkett's Sumlin Honored by A4LE and SchoolsNEXT

Solon, OH, November 20, 2018-John C. Sumlin, vice president, educational strategic accounts for Tarkett, has been honored by the A4LE for his work and over ten years of dedication to A4LE and SchoolsNEXT.

Karndean Enters Underlayment Category

Karndean Enters Underlayment Category

Export, PA, November 20, 2018-Karndean is entering the underlayment category with its introduction of QuietChoice Premium Acoustic Underlayment for use with its luxury vinyl planks and tiles.

Beaulieu Intl. Group Announces Price Increases

Beaulieu Intl. Group Announces Price Increases

Wielsbeke, Belgium, November 19, 2018—Beaulieu Engineered Products announces global price increases across its fibers, yarns and technical textiles divisions, effective January 1, 2019 or as contract terms allow.

Construction Employment Expanded in 44 States YOY in October

Construction Employment Expanded in 44 States YOY in October

Arlington, VA, November 19, 2018-Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between October 2017 and October 2018, while 36 states and D.C. added construction jobs between September and October, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data.

NTCA Elects New Leadership for 2019

NTCA Elects New Leadership for 2019

Flowood, MS, November 19, 2018—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) elected new members of its executive leadership at its annual meeting, held during Total Solutions Plus in Dallas, Texas at the end of October. Members voted ten new members into its executive board and committee.

TheMart in Chicago Earns LEED Gold

TheMart in Chicago Earns LEED Gold

Chicago, IL, November 19, 2018—TheMART in Chicago, Illinois, site of NeoCon, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification at the Gold Level.