Average daily sales also up 7 percent in first quarter.
Day: April 20, 2017
Profit increased 45 percent in the first quarter.
First quarter profit increases 45 percent.
Total industrial sales dropped 19.4 percent year-over-year.
Index posts third-straight increase to start 2017.
Civil engineering and construction primary drivers for increase in both regions.
Rental sales up 4.4 percent year-over-year.
First quarter sales increased 9.5 percent year-over-year.
Profit decreases 3.7% to $334 million.
Profit decreases 33.2 percent for the quarter.
Company's profit increases 10.4 percent to $141.6 million for quarter.
The business will continue to be part of the Semiconductor division.