Operating profit at our Industrial/Environmental Filtration segment increased 31% from the fourth quarter of 2010. This increase was across the broad markets we serve in this reporting segment including $1.3 million as a result of our acquisition of TransWeb. Our 14.4% operating margin in the fourth quarter increased 2.2 percentage points from last year including a 1.6 percentage point improvement in gross margin percentage and a 0.6 percentage point reduction in selling and administrative costs as a percentage of sales. This 14.4% operating margin in the fourth quarter propelled our 2011 operating margin in this reporting segment to 11.1%—exceeding our full year 10% operating margin goal.Packaging Segment
CLARCOR Reports Record Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results
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