Engineered Materials

    Third Quarter   Change
(dollars in millions) 2012   2011  
Sales $57.0 $53.1 $3.9 7%
Operating Profit $7.2 $5.9 $1.3 22%
Operating Profit, before Special Items* $8.3 $5.9 $2.4 41%
Profit Margin 12.7% 11.1%
Profit Margin, before Special Items* 14.7% 11.1%
* Repositioning charges primarily associated with the closure of a manufacturing facility.

Segment sales of $57.0 million increased $3.9 million, or 7%, compared to the third quarter of 2011, driven by higher sales to recreational vehicle customers. Operating profit before Special Items increased 41%, primarily reflecting the higher sales and effective cost controls.

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