COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 6)—Earnings for Lancaster Colony Corp., including those of its Pretty Products automotive mat division, rose more than 50 percent from the same period of 2001 to $28.8 million. They included a cash payment of $15.6 million, or $9.6 million after taxes received under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000. Sales during the period rose 1.5 percent to $271 million. Automotive segment sales dropped 5 percent during the quarter, but operating income rose about $4.5 million from near breakeven levels a year ago, the company said.
Lancaster Colony earnings for fiscal third quarter hit $28.8 million
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