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Ford to Use Interface Recycled Seat Fabric Next Ye

Santa Monica, CA, May 12, 2006--Ford Motor Company will introduce increasingly sustainable seating surfaces in early 2007. The fabric, supplied by Interface Fabrics, Inc., is believed to be the first U.S. automotive application of 100 percent recycled fab

NFIB: Senate Tax Vote a Win for Small Business

Washington, DC, May 12, 2006--The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s largest small-business group, today applauded Congress for passing H.R. 4297, the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 Conference Report.

Owens Corning To Pay $7.7B Asbestos Settlement

Toledo, OH, May 11, 2006—With the floor covering industry awaiting a resolution to Armstrong World Industries’ asbestos problems and bankruptcy, Owens Corning yesterday said it will pay $5.2 billion to asbestos victims and $2.5 billion to creditors in a s

Laticrete Opens Factory in Latvia

Bethany CT, May 11, 2006--Beginning this June, Laticrete will be manufacturing and distributing Laticrete International products from a new 107,640 square foot plant in the Baltic State of Latvia.

Housing Market Taking a Breather But Staying Stron

Washington, DC, May 9, 2006--The housing market is settling but should experience its third best year in 2006, with job creation and a growing economy offsetting some of the effects of rising interest rates, according to the National Association of Realto

Home Depot To Acquire a Bank

Atlanta, GA, May 9, 2006--Home Depot announced a definitive agreement to acquire EnerBank USA from CMS Energy. EnerBank USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMS Energy, provides home improvement loans, which remodeling and trade contractors can offer their c

Realtors Lobby for Small Business Health Plan

Washington, DC, May 9, 2006--Nearly 100 realtors, representing the 1.2 million members of the National Association of Realtors and their families, converged on the U.S. Senate to plead for quick passage of small business health plan legislation.

Congoleum Reports 1Q Profit

Mercerville, NJ, May 09, 2006--Congoleum Corp., today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2006. Sales for the three months ended March 31, 2006 were $57.2 million, compared with sales of $57.6 million reported in the first

Report:: Tarkett to Move Headquarters to France

Frankfurt, Germany, May 8, 2006--According to a report in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Tarkett AG, the German flooring manufacturer, plans to move its headquarters from Frankenthal, Germany, to Paris and abandon the legal status of a German public l