Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW), Glenview, IL, reported sales for the second quarter of $3.6 billion, up 4.9 percent compared to the prior year. Profit increased 11.8 percent to $587 million. Organic sales increased 2.6 percent.
For the first six months, the company reported sales of $7.1 billion, up 5.4 percent from the same period a year ago. Profit increased 13.1 percent to $1.1 billion.