Imports, a subtraction in the calculation of GDP, increased in the quarter.
Singer will add resources to the Texas Rubber organization to expand operations in the region.
Decrease follows 5.3% fall in December.
Overall Kaman Corp. sales also grew 5.5 percent.
USG Boral Building Products will have operations in Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.
The acquisition significantly expands Kaman's footprint in both fluid power and automation.
Clay Williams has been president and CEO at NOV since December 2012.
The two national accounts distributor organizations will do business as supplyFORCE.
MAPI Report: While panned for being vague and not innovative, agenda has better chance of being implemented than past reforms.
Addition of Strand deepens the companies' analytics and research capabilities.
Bunzl sales increase 14% in 2013.
Decline led by production-related indicators.
MRC Global sales up 2.9% in 4Q.
3M to buy provider of data analytics to healthcare payers and providers.
Acquisition will 'leverage wholesale purchasing power' for the hardware retailing cooperative.
The J&K operation will be combined with the existing Martin sales and distribution center in Nashville.
Organic growth for the manufacturer was 4%.
MAPI: Surge follows three relatively flat quarters.
Terry's Tire Town operates 10 distribution centers and a commercial tire operation.
Myers Industries profits drop for quarter, year.