Danaher Corp., Washington, D.C., reported sales for the first quarter 2008 were $3.03 billion, 20% higher than the 2007 first quarter. Core growth was 2%, driven by strength in its Hach-Lange, Fluke, Radiometer and Leica businesses.
Danaher saw lower demand in certain OEM and consumer-driven operations.
Net earnings from continuing operations were $277 million, up from the same period a year ago.
Danaher Corporation is a manufacturer of Professional Instrumentation, Medical Technologies, Industrial Technologies, and Tools and Components.