The diversified manufacturer reported year-on-year sales increases in all geographic regions.
Day: October 25, 2011
Profit for the manufacturer of advanced composites more than doubled in the quarter to $32.2 million.
Core sales for the manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products grew 11.2 percent.
Wausau's Board of Directors approved the conditional sale of remaining timberland assets.
Profit increased 6.3 percent for the period.
At HARDI convention, Mike Workman talks about what keeps distributors from effectively implementing strategy.
Profit for the industrial distributor increased 27.1 percent.
Anixter saw sales growth in all geographic regions during the quarter.
Profit increased 5.9% to $33.4 million.
News briefs for Oct. 11 - 25, 2011.
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Sales and inventories data for wholesaler-distributors in August 2011.
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