Today's Flooring News

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Builders Take Steps To Curb Speculation In Housing

Washington, Dc, June 21--Homebuilders have been taking steps to curb speculative home buying by investors in the nation’s hottest housing markets, according to a series of surveys conducted by the National Association of Home Builders.

Report: Housing Market & Hurricanes Drive 12.6% Hi

Tampa, FL, June 20, 2005 – Total home improvement product sales reached $271 billion in 2004, the highest on record since the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) began tracking this data in 1984. Spending increased 12.6 percent from 2003 levels.

StonePeak Formally Opens Tennessee Facility

Crossville, TN, June 17--If Tennessee ever decided to pick a tile capital, there's a good chance it would be here. With the official opening of StonePeak Ceramics' new 628,000-square-foot factory, Crossville is now home to three of the state's

Shaw Buys Paper Overlay Facility

Helsinki, Finland, June 15--Dynea and Shaw have signed a letter of intent for Shaw to acquire all of the assets of Dynea’s Welcome, North Carolina paper overlays plant for an undisclosed cash consideration.

Crowds Buoy Outlook at NeoCon

Chicago, IL, June 16--Large crowds and a sense that people browsed displays of the latest chairs, carpets, walls and desktop devices with specific projects in mind brightened the mood at an office furniture trade show that ended on Wednesday.

Invironmentalists Divest Last Contractor Unit

New York, NY, June 15--Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC has announced the closing of the final divestiture of The Invironmentalists' commercial flooring division, the nation's largest commercial flooring sales, installation, and maintenance company.

Court OKs RICO Suit Against Mohawk

Atlanta, GA, June 14--A federal appeals court has denied efforts by carpet and flooring giant Mohawk Industries to kill a racketeering class action. The suit claims the Calhoun, Ga., company recruited and employed illegal aliens in order to depress wages

Flooring America to Host Seminar on 'Surviving

St. Louis, MO, June 14--On August 23-24, 2005 Flooring America will host an exclusive seminar for select independent floorcovering retailers at the JW Marriot Star Pass Resort & Spa located in Tucson, AZ.

'Installation, The Price is Right' Theme o

Kansas City, MO, June 13--"Installation: The Price is Right, You Get What You Pay For." The theme of 12th Convention hits right on target with CFI’s mission of Customer Service.