The company reported Wednesday that net sales increased 4.1 percent in the first quarter, which ended August 31, 2013. New orders rose 4.2 percent. Both increases are compared to the same quarter in 2012.
Net earnings rose 12.5 percent compared to the first quarter 2012 to $22.5 million compared to $20 million.
The company’s report credited “improved demand from the healthcare sector and modest year-over-year growth in the non-government commercial contract business” for the performance.