Profit for the industrial and specialty gases company climbed 14 percent over the same period a year ago.
January 24, 2013
Organic local-currency sales increased 4.3 percent.
Profit increased 4 percent to $168.6 million.
Grainger's fourth-quarter sales growth slowed, but sales overall were still up 11% for the year.
Kennametal had a 10 percent organic sales decline for the period.
Organic sales increased 2 percent.
Fourth-quarter sales rose 9 percent.
Profit fell 25.7 percent to $75 million.
Profit increased 8.6 percent over the prior year.
Increase led by improvement in initial claims for unemployment insurance and positive contributions from interest rate spread and the LCI.
Industrial Careers Pathway has overhauled its website.
News briefs from Jan. 11-Jan. 25, 2013