TROY, Mich. (April 27)—Collins & Aikman Corp., parent of the former Akro rubber floor mats company, reported record first-quarter automotive sales and operating income. The supplier tripled its net earnings for the quarter to $7 million on sales of $534.8 million, a 12-percent jump from year-ago figures. Operating income increased 35 percent, Collins & Aikman said, to $40.2 million. The Michigan-based automotive supplier produces automotive fabric, interior trim, convertible top systems, acoustic systems and automotive floors.
Collins & Aikman has record first quarter
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