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New Ceramic Tile Company Debuts in American Market

Chicago, April 21--Graniti Fiandre, the multi-million dollar ceramic tile company based in Castellerano, Italy, announced the launch of StonePeak Ceramics, Inc., a new porcelain ceramic tile company exclusively dedicated to the American market.

Mohawk’s 1Q Earnings Up 6%

Calhoun, GA, April 21--Mohawk Industries in the first quarter reported net earnings that were up 6% to $70.2 million, or $1.03 per share an increase of 5% above last year.

Leading Economic Index Declines

New York, April 21--The Conference Board reported today that the Composite Index of Leading Economic Indicators declined 0.4 percent in March, following a 0.1 percent increase in February, and a 0.3 percent decline in January.

Tarkett Commercial Launches New Linoleum Colors

Houston, TX, April 21--Tarkett Commercial announced today the complete redesign of its Linoleum line. With input from designers throughout the U.S., the new line now includes four distinct collections.

Asbestos Bill to be Introduced This Week

Washington, DC, April 20--Sen. Arlen Specter said he would introduce legislation for a $140 billion U.S. asbestos compensation fund on Tuesday, despite objection to some aspects of the plan by fellow Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Pergo AB Posts Q1 Operating Profit of $3.2M

Trelleborg, Sweden, April 18--Pergo AB reported first quarter report operating profit of SEK23m ($3.2 million), as compared to a loss of SEK233m ($32.9 million) in the first quarter of 2004.