Same-store sales for the distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases increased 9 percent.
Day: July 28, 2011
3M alleges group of distributors submitted false rebate claims.
Profit for the metal services center improved 60 percent year over year.
But in many districts, the growth has moderated.
Profit for the manufacturer was $285.6 million.
Profit for the manufacturer of copper wire increased 16.3 percent.
Control Products sales grow 18% in the third quarter for Rockwell Automation.
Industrial segment sales for Kennametal were up 25% in the fourth quarter on an organic basis.
Overall manufacturing in Latin America Expected to grow 4.2 percent in 2011 and 4.1 percent in 2012.
Sales growth for Lawson was driven by national, government and automotive customers.
Global components sales increased 19 percent, while sales of global enterprise computing solutions increased 23 percent in the quarter.