Gases & welding sector sees activity; Sysco-U.S. Foods proposed merger stalls as FTC seeks injunction.
Day: March 4, 2015
Manufacturing generally increased, although the rate of growth varied.
Company also appoints president of wholesale and distribution operations.
Fourth quarter sales down 1 percent.
Fourth quarter sales up 4 percent year-over-year.
Declining demand in U.S. offsets European, Asian improvements.
Renovation spending drove the increase, up 10.3 percent.
Sales to manufacturing customers grew 6.4 percent.