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New Home Sales Rose 4.5% in March

Washington, DC, April 23, 2018-Sales of new single-family houses in March 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 692,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 4.5% above the revised February rate of 662,000 and is 3.0% above the March 2018 estimate of 672,000.

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Fire Occurs Outside Urethane Backing Operation in Dalton

Dalton, GA, April 23, 2019-A fire started and was extinguished Monday outside the Victor Carpet Mills building in Dalton, Georgia, reports News Channel 9. The building is leased by Paul Walker, formerly with Conquest, who is operating a urethane backing operations there.

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Existing-Home Sales Fell 4.9% in March

Washington, DC, April 22, 2019—Total existing-home sales for March fell 4.9% from February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.21 million in March, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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Mr. David's and Floors by Beckers Form Partnership

Chicago, IL and Minneapolis, MN, April 22, 2019-Mr. David’s Flooring International (MDFI) and Floors by Beckers (Beckers) have announced their new equity partnership, forming an enterprise serving the global commercial flooring community.

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Crossville Recycled 11 Million+ Pounds of Porcelain in 2018

Crossville, TN, April 22, 2019—Officials with domestic tile manufacturer Crossville Inc. have announced the company recycled 11,872,394 pounds of fired porcelain in 2018, bringing the company’s cumulative recycling total to nearly 126 million pounds since the 2009 launch of the Tile Take-Back program and subsequent Toto USA recycling partnership.

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Brandon Culpepper Discusses Orian Rugs' Recent Growth and 40th Anniversary

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Tim Baucom Discusses his Perspective on Shaw's Role as the Flooring Business Continues to Evolve

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Joe Lundgren Discusses the Latest Tile Trends Seen at the 2019 Coverings Show

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Raj Shah Discusses MSI's Growth Strategy

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Svend Hovmand Discusses Tile industry Initiatives Designed to Nurture Future Growth

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