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Schattdecor Names Froschauer Sales Manager as Schmittgens Retires

Schattdecor Inc., Maryland Heights, MO, promoted Claire Froschauer to North American Sales Manager – Decorative Surfaces following the retirement of Bill Schmittgens in April after 24 years with the company. Froschauer joined the company in 2010. Schattdecor specializes in décor design and printing. See Schattdecor Inc.

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U.S. Housing Starts Dip in January

U.S. housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.331 million, declining 14.8% from December 2023 and 0.7% lower than the comparable month last year. Single-family starts decreased 4.7% to 1.004 million over December. U.S. building permits were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.470 million, down 1.5% from December

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February Marks Continued Improvement in U.S. Builder Confidence

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in February increased four points from January to 48, the best reading since August 2023, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component that tracks current sales rose four points to 52, while the measurement of sales expectations in the

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Architectural Billings Remain Slow in January

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped 0.3 points to 46.2 in January, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. Design contracts declined 0.7 points from December 2023 to 49.7. A score above 50 indicates growth. January billings were below 50 in all geographic regions except the Midwest, which had

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December Canadian Furniture Retail Sales Down

Canadian seasonally adjusted retail furniture store sales in December 2023 decreased 3.8% from November to $1.16 billion (CAD) and were 6.6% lower than the same month in 2022. Sales for building material dealers dipped 0.8% from November 2023 and December 2022 to $3.82 billion. Total Canadian retail sales increased 0.9% from November to $67.3 billion and

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Schattdecor Names Froschauer Sales Manager as Schmittgens Retires

Schattdecor Inc., Maryland Heights, MO, promoted Claire Froschauer to North American Sales Manager – Decorative Surfaces following the retirement of Bill Schmittgens in April after 24 years with the company. Froschauer joined the company in 2010. Schattdecor specializes in décor design and printing. See Schattdecor Inc.

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U.S. Housing Starts Dip in January

U.S. housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.331 million, declining 14.8% from December 2023 and 0.7% lower than the comparable month last year. Single-family starts decreased 4.7% to 1.004 million over December. U.S. building permits were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.470 million, down 1.5% from December

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February Marks Continued Improvement in U.S. Builder Confidence

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in February increased four points from January to 48, the best reading since August 2023, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component that tracks current sales rose four points to 52, while the measurement of sales expectations in the

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Architectural Billings Remain Slow in January

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped 0.3 points to 46.2 in January, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. Design contracts declined 0.7 points from December 2023 to 49.7. A score above 50 indicates growth. January billings were below 50 in all geographic regions except the Midwest, which had

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December Canadian Furniture Retail Sales Down

Canadian seasonally adjusted retail furniture store sales in December 2023 decreased 3.8% from November to $1.16 billion (CAD) and were 6.6% lower than the same month in 2022. Sales for building material dealers dipped 0.8% from November 2023 and December 2022 to $3.82 billion. Total Canadian retail sales increased 0.9% from November to $67.3 billion and

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