On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
Worthington Industries Reports Strong Sales, Profits
Worthington Industries is reporting better-than-expected profits and sales in the most-recent quarterly report.
The Columbus-based manufacturer and steel maker posted earnings of nearly $32 million in the quarter that ended in November. Thatâ€™s nearly triple the earnings during the same period in 2011.
Sales shot up by $55 million during the same three months.
CEO John McConnell credited the strong quarter, which came as steel prices continue to decline, to a series of recent acquisition s. That includes Westerman, a Fairfield county-based company that makes equipment used in shale drilling.
The strong performance almost exactly a year after the company had to shell out nearly $10 million for a recall of faulty pressure cylinders.