Fastenal Co. (Nasdaq: FAST), Winona, MN, reported sales for October of $335.3 million, a 0.8 percent decrease year-over-year. Daily sales increased 3.9 percent to an average of $16 million.
During the month, sales to manufacturing customers increased 3.6 percent, while sales to nonresidential construction customers increased 0.4 percent.
Store count was 2,548, compared to 2,626 a year ago. Employee headcount decreased 3.2 percent year-over-year to 19,864.