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Acquisitions added 3.6 percent to revenues while currency translation negatively impacted revenues by 1.4 percent in the fourth quarter.
For full-year 2010, revenues of $15.87 billion were 14.4 percent higher than 2009. Full-year organic revenues grew 10.8 percent, with North American organic revenues increasing 10.9 percent and international organic revenues growing 10.4 percent. Profit for the year was $1.53 billion.
The manufacturer saw double-digit organic growth in welding, electronics, industrial packaging and test and measurement.
David B. Speer, CEO, said: "We believe these growth rates, along with signs of improvement in many of our other business platforms, reflect continued positive worldwide macro economic conditions. We remain optimistic about our growth prospects for 2011."
Segment highlights for the 2010 fourth quarter: