|(dollars in millions)||2012||2011|
|Operating Profit, before Special Items*||$43.1||$39.9||$3.2||8%|
|Profit Margin, before Special Items*||14.2%||13.3%|
|* Repositioning charges primarily associated with transferring production to lower cost Company facilities.|
Third quarter 2012 sales increased $4 million, or 1%, including a core sales increase of $15 million (5%), partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency translation of $11 million (-4%). Before Special Items, operating profit increased to $43.1 million and operating margin increased from 13.3% to 14.2%, reflecting better project execution, price increases, and improved productivity. Backlog was $331 million at September 30, 2012, compared to $335 million at June 30, 2012 and $314 million at December 31, 2011.
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