Expansion in U.S. manufacturing technology orders accelerating.
August 14, 2017
Latest acquisition gives roofing distributor three branches in New Jersey.
Sales of durable goods up 5.8 percent from the previous year.
Sales for the first six months up 4.4 percent.
Sales increase 5.7 percent to $14.4 billion in fourth quarter.
Year-to-date sales decreased 3 percent year-over-year.
Industrial production down 0.5 percent in the EU28.
Sales increased 3.5 percent in the first six months.