Sales Grow Across C&D's Products And Regions, But Increasing Supply Costs Stunt Income
Raw material supplies slowed during January-March period by catastrophic freeze in Texas and shortage of shipping containers partly due to Suez Canal blockage. "We're absorbing $90 million of incremental costs for the full year,” says CFO Ronald Dierker.
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