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Wear-Dated Realigns Management

St. Louis, MO, August 22--The carpet fiber business of Solutia Inc., which includes Wear-Dated carpet fiber, has made extensive personnel changes in every department.

Pergo Claims Faus Action is Without Merit

Trelleborg, Sweden, August 19--Pergo said today that it has been informed that the Faus Group has filed an action for patent infringement in Georgia, USA. The company said it has not yet been served with the complaint.

Hardwood Flooring Shipments Maintain Healthy Pace

Memphis, TN, August 18--Hardwood flooring shipments for July 2005 were 42,903,000 square feet, a decline (4.8%) from the previous month’s shipments, but a significant increase (5.5%) compared to the same month of 2004.

4th Annual Anso Nylon National Carpet Sale Set for

Dalton, GA, August 17--The fourth annual Anso Nylon National Carpet Sale will begin on Sept. 1. and run through Oct. 15, 2005, with a record number of floor covering retail locations participating in the 2005 event.

Lear May Enter Bidding for Collins & Aikman

Detroit, MI, August 17--Southfield, Michigan-based Lear Corp. threw its hat in the ring becoming the player to make a bid for bankrupt auto-parts supplier Collins & Aikman Corp., joining bidder Plastech Engineered Products.

Builder Confidence Remains Strong

Washington, August 16--Builder confidence in the market for new single-family homes edged down somewhat in August but remained well within the elevated range that has characterized the past 17 months.

Home Depot 2Q Net Up 17%, Service Sector Grows 28%

Atlanta, GA, August 16--Home Depot reported second quarter net earnings of $1.8 billion, $0.82 per diluted share, up 17.1 percent. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial were expecting earnings of $0.79 a share

2Q State Existing-Home Sales Hit Record

Washington, DC, August 15--Total existing-home sales, which include single-family and condos, were at the highest pace on record in the second quarter, with 42 states showing higher sales in comparison with a year earlier.