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Forbo Reduces Losses in 2005

Eglisau, Switzerland, March 22, 2006--Forbo increased its sales in 2005 by CHF 79.7 million ($US 61.2M) to CHF 1,702.0 million ($US1.3B This equates to an improvement of 4.9 %, or 4.4 % in local currency.

BR-111 Intros Engineered Flooring Line

Miami, FL, March 22, 2006--BR-111 Exotic Hardwood Flooring added four new products to its Triangulo Engineered line. The premium line comes in five Brazilian species and seven new SKUs, says Jason Strong, vice president of sales and marketing at BR-111.

Construction Materials Cost Rising

Palm Springs, CA, March 22, 2006-- "Construction materials costs are outpacing overall consumer and producer prices by a wide margin," said Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

Study Confirms the Importance of Search in Offline

Reston, VA, March 21, 2006--comScore Networks today released results from a new research study that confirms the importance of search in influencing offline buying. The results show that 25 percent of searchers purchased an item directly related to their

Propex Names Dana CEO Replacing Stanczak

Austell, GA, March 21, 2006--Joseph F. Dana has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Propex Fabrics Inc. (the Company), effective March 20, 2006. Dana was also appointed as a director of the Company effective as of the same date.

Home Depot Bond Sale Attracts Investors

New York, NY, March 22, 2006--Home Depot's $4 billion bond sale is likely to meet strong demand, but some investors said on Monday the retailer may need to make some price concessions due to the size of the deal.

Armstrong Gains by Acquiring Capella

Vicksburg, MS, March 20, 2006--Armstrong Wood Industries announced the acquisition of Capella Wood Floors for an undisclosed sum last week, and looks for strategic gains from the deal.

Mohawk Floorz Unveils Enhanced Store Format at Fir

Nashville, TN, March 17, 2006--The Mohawk Floorz store concept is still relatively new, but it’s generating lots of conversation and enthusiasm. And an enhanced store layout unveiled at the first Mohawk Floorz convention promises to build more excitement