During the first three months of this year, construction spending amounted to $171.2 billion, 6.7 percent above the same period a year ago.
May 1, 2012
HSE is an industrial safety services company based in Calgary, Alberta.
Macroeconomic conditions in Europe and Asia negatively impacted results for the global electronics company.
New orders, production and employment indexes increase.
Steel service center Reliance also reports first-quarter sales up 13% from last year.
Underlying sales increased 2 percent.
Profit for General Cable fell 33% in the period.
Shipments for the paper products manufacturer increased 16% in the quarter.