Grand Rapids, MI, August 20, 2018—BIFMA, representing 165 business and institutional furniture manufacturers, and material/component part suppliers across the United States, submitted comments to the Office of United States Trade Representative in opposition to the administration’s proposed 25% tariff on China sourced furniture and components/parts.
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Washington, DC, August 17, 2018- The estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the second quarter of 2018 was $127.3 billion, an increase of 3.9% from the first quarter of 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ann Arbor, MI, August 17, 2018-Consumer sentiment fell to 95.3 in early August, a 2.7% decline from July’s 97.9 rate, according to preliminary results from the University of Michigan.
Calhoun, GA, August 17, 2018-Willard Fortune, former owner of Fortune Carpets, passed away August 14.
Washington, DC, August 16, 2018-Privately owned housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,168,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Willemstad, Curaçao, August 16, 2018-I4F shared details relating to developments supporting Halstead New England Corp. and Home Depot USA, Inc. in the court case brought against them by Välinge.
Dallas, TX, August 16, 2018—In its over 250 company-owned sales service centers nationwide, Daltile is now selling Nue Tile DemoFlex underlayment to make removal of installed Daltile ceramic and porcelain tile fast, clean, and easy.
Glassboro, NJ, August 16, 2018—Install spearheaded a leadership conference in conjunction with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Interior/Exterior Systems division, from June 25 to 27.
Washington, DC, August 15, 2018-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for June was estimated at $1,452.2 billion, up 0.3% from May 2018 and was up 8.2% from June 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Washington, DC, August 15, 2018—Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased 2.9% during the second quarter of 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, as output increased 4.8% and hours worked increased 1.9%.