As a consequence, we enjoyed the strong first half bookings shown on Charts 3, 4, and 5 of the presentation we released last night. Our consolidated bookings for the first half year totaled $298.3 million, a 4.5% increase from 2010 second half of $285.4 million. Backlog grew by $10.9 million for the second half -- from the second half of 2010 through the first half of 2011.The first half of 2011 was distinguished by customers, not only making increasing amounts of paper, but they were also replenishing their inventories of paper machine clothing that had been depleted during the recession. And they were performing required roll recoverings in mechanical service work that had been deferred during the same period.
Xerium Technologies' CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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