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Material handling sales jumped 25 percent in the quarter due to the acquisition of Scepter this past summer, while distribution sales dipped due to the closure of a Canadian branch.
Along with announcing a CEO transition, the company plans to simplify its geographic portfolio, reduce operational complexity, and focus on delivering increased returns from its core strategic operations.
Association officials said that as firms expand their payrolls, many are finding a limited supply of available qualified workers.
The growth included an 8 percent sales rise in global components, while total year-to-date sales were up 7.7 percent.
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Net sales for the quarter grew 16 percent over the same quarter last year and net income increased to $29.1 million, from $26.8 million.
Thanks to a strengthening economy, few foresee any major policy changes when the Federal Reserve is done meeting this week.
The declines were likely a temporary soft patch that will likely be followed by a resumption of stronger growth.
More than half of the 79 percent of middle market firms that had to cut their workforce in 2013 reported the "fiscal cliff" law contributed to that decision.
Research shows significant space absorption, which coupled with historically low supply, is driving strong rent growth in most major industrial hubs.
Strong mega deal activity continues to drive value in 2014's third quarter past historic levels.
September’s data suggests that growth in national economic activity was somewhat above its historical trend.
A nationwide survey finds 83 percent of firms have difficulty finding craft workers as many firms boost pay and benefits.
The modest inflationary pressures have allowed the central bank to keep interest rates at record lows to boost the economy.
The potential effects of enacting President Obama's proposed minimum wage hike to $10.10 are discussed for the economy, employers, and workers.
The increase followed an up-and-down pattern during the previous two months, and brought activity to its highest level so far during 2014.
The company told investors to expect a strong fourth quarter thanks to shipments of equipment and better profit margins for its industrial divisions.
Gains in three subsectors, in particular the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector, more than offset declines elsewhere.
A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter, despite steady job gains.
The gain was considerably larger than the 0.3 and 0.4 percent rises in July.
The ISA Distributor Index and Manufacturer Index both improved from August, indicating business expanded at a faster pace last month.
The sluggish recovery and meager wage growth has left more Americans renting instead of owning homes.
The low number is the latest signal that companies are cutting fewer workers and hiring could remain healthy.
The Commerce Department said Wednesday that seasonally adjusted retail sales dropped 0.3 percent from the previous month.
An economic slowdown in Europe, China, Japan, and elsewhere should further mute inflationary pressures because it's driving the value of the dollar higher.
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