CEO: Company underinvested in supporting vending in 2013.
Day: October 17, 2013
Including sales from the Challenger Lifts acquisition, sales increased 5.8 percent.
CEO expects nonresidential construction to continue to trend upward in 2014.
Pro Epta is a distributor of catering equipment.
Core sales increased 3 percent.
Overall lumber prices increased 6.9 percent during the quarter.
Compared with August 2012, August production in construction decreased.
The increase follows a 2.7 percent decline in the second quarter.