EMS fourth quarter 2011 sales decreased $6.3 million, or 8%, from the fourth quarter of 2010, due primarily to the impact from the Thailand floods. Sales decreased in communications, computer and medical markets, partially offset by increases in industrial and defense and aerospace markets. Segment operating earnings of $3.1 million increased $2.1 million from the fourth quarter 2010 primarily from the $3.4 million insurance recovery for fire-related property damage, partially offset by the impact of lower sales related to the disruptions of the Thailand floods.
EMS fourth quarter 2011 sales decreased $3.7 million, or 5%, from the third quarter of 2011 reflecting the impact of the flooding in Thailand. Segment operating earnings decreased $0.5 million primarily on lower sales and the disruptions from the Thailand floods, partially offset by a higher insurance recovery for fire-related property damage.
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