Vulcan Profits Grow 34% Despite Construction Industry Slump

September 28, 2010

Commenting for Vulcan Materials Company, Don James, Vulcan’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Our employees continue to run the business in a cost-efficient manner. Although sales volumes in the third quarter were 19 to 29 percent lower than the prior year for our key product lines, overall gross profit as a percent of net sales equaled the prior year’s third quarter. Gross profit as a percent of net sales, excluding depreciation, depletion and amortization, increased to 34 percent from 31 percent in last year’s third quarter. Our ongoing focus on managing costs and improving productivity will enhance our ability to increase earnings as the economy recovers and construction activity improves."

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Source: Vulcan Materials Company