Gibraltar Industries, Inc., Buffalo, NY, reported sales of $249.4 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2008, a drop of 10.9% from the prior year period. The manufacturer and distributor of products for the building, industrial, and vehicular markets recorded a loss of $22 million for the quarter.
For the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2008, sales were $1.23 billion, up 3% from 2007. Profit increased 82% to $24.1 million. The increase in sales was driven primarily by acquisitions completed in 2007.