Worthington's steel, metal framing divisions eye building uptick

Mar 22, 2013 | 12:43 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Worthington Industries, construction market, residential, commercial, steel, metal buildings, Andy Rose, Mark Russell John McConnell

CHICAGO — When construction activity finally heats up, it should be a boon for Worthington Industries Inc.’s steel business and its metal framing and metal ceiling grid joint ventures, according to company executives.

"Building and construction (have) shown signs of life, though still much more on the residential side than commercial," president Mark A. Russell said during a March 21 earnings call.

"We have a fair amount of leverage" heading into the 2013 construction season, vice president and chief financial officer Andy Rose added. ....

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