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The company reported a loss for the quarter, reflecting the startup impact of its Tissue expansion project.
The increase in the North America segment external sales was 21.8 percent.
Revised data show the index was up 1.1 percent in February.
The increase was driven by Crane segment sales.
Electrical and Mechanical sales both declined.
Core sales for Eaton fell 5 percent in the quarter.
Equipment demand weakened as the mining sector and much of Europe continued to struggle.
Sales for Kaman Corp. also increased slightly.
Profit attributable to the pump and compressor manufacturer fell 17 percent.
The building products company recorded a net loss for the period of $11.8 million.
The group completed the sale of its distribution segment April 22.
Distribution & Transmission sales jumped 118 percent due to 2012 mergers.
Wood Products saw strongest earnings since 2005.
Purchase allows DI to expand geographic footprint.
In the fourth quarter, real GDP increased 0.4 percent.