Ingersoll Rand's Q4 net earnings more than quadrupled, helped by a drastic reduction in restructuring costs.
Quarterly financial earnings news from several Big 50 companies were big items this week, as many companies have been releasing their sales and profit numbers during this one month period after the new year.
The e-commerce giant's investment in Amazon Prime appears to be paying off in terms of sales, though continued heavy spending in projects kept its profit margins down.
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Growth in the company's Process Industries segment drove growth, offset by planned program exits in its Mobile Industries segment.
Quarterly revenues missed Wall Street expectations by 4.1 percent as the company noted a restructuring initiative.
In Q4, the company had its highest quarter growth rate since Q2 2012, and CEO John Engel touched on WESCO's commitment to expand in 2015.
Lower than expected holiday sales dragged down quarterly profit, while the e-tailer faces accusations of illegal activity on its websites.
Acquisition volume helped Applied's sales growth nearly reach 20 percent, while the company noted low oil prices has created challenges.
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Ed Laabs brings more than 29 years of national industrial leadership experience into the role.
The new agreement addresses who maintains and repairs the truck beds used to haul containers of cargo from dockside yards to distribution warehouses.
Venezuela currency deflation had a large negative impact on Q4 net profit, while North American sales had a modest increase.
ABC Supply will distribute AVM products throughout their West Coast locations.
Leibold will serve on the NAED Board of Directors, and help lead the region’s conferences, council meetings, and other events.
Appearing on annual Global 100 list for the ninth time, Atlas Copco's ranking is up 23 spots from last year overall, and is No. 1 in the machinery industry.
Sales increased across all Graco's reportable segments and regions, though the company noted movement in foreign currencies could hamper earnings in 2015.
Pablo Rivero Torres will have general management responsibility for sales, marketing, operations and services in Mexico.
ITW said foreign currency pressures weighed on its sales in the most recent quarter, although its profit spiked as costs went down.