Fourth quarter 2011 maintenance related downtime is estimated to be approximately 22,000 tons. Box shipments in fourth quarter are typically lower than third quarter by approximately 15,000 to 20,000 tons due to fewer shipping days.
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Segment Operating Income ($ in millions)
Building Products segment operating results improved in third quarter 2011 compared with second quarter 2011 primarily due to higher gypsum and particleboard prices. Operating results improved in third quarter 2011 compared with third quarter 2010 primarily due to higher gypsum and particleboard prices and higher particleboard volumes.
Fourth quarter volumes for all building products are typically lower compared with third quarter due to seasonality.