Metal sales, earnings see growth in 2d qtr.

Sep 19, 2011 | 05:23 PM |

Tags  manufacturers, fabricators, earnings, second quarter

CHICAGO — America’s metal manufacturers and fabricators generally saw strong gains in sales and earnings during the second quarter compared with the first three months of the year.

A U.S. Census Bureau report shows a 6.2-percent improvement in sales by the primary metals industry and 7-percent sales growth by fabricated metal producers compared with the first quarter, and increases....

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