Companies’ 10-K Reports Show Business Picked Up In 2004; Forecasts Good for 2005

Several electrical companies reported in their 10-Ks seeing their businesses pick up in 2004 as a result of the improving economy. They are positive about 2005 as long as economic forecasts hold true.

Rising raw material cost increases were a major challenge for Hubbell Inc., Orange, Conn., in 2004, the company said in its 10-K report.

“They occurred at frequent intervals across each of our businesses, which have products comprised of basic metals,” the company said in its ann

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