The index's three-month moving average, CFNAI-MA3, increased during the month.
Cooper-Atkins will serve as a complement to Emersons global cold chain business.
The acquisition does not include The Company Store's five retail locations.
Alliance will be operated as a new subsidiary of Tech Air of California.
Acquisition will enhance SiteOnes presence in the Richmond, VA market.
Spending on apartment buildings led the increase.
The acquisition bolsters Winsupplys PVF presence in the Southwest.
Basin will maintain its identity in its marketplace operating as a division of FCX.
Hiring success requires new approach to recruiting candidates.
Manufacturing increased 0.2 percent for the month.
Prices will increase up to 15 percent.
Sales of motor vehicles and other transportation equipment accounted for most of the decline.
Acquired branches will continue to operate under the Willoughby Supply name as a new stand-alone region in Ohio.
Purchase of Lightning Packaging adds to company's record year for acquisition.