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Alpha Pro Tech Q4 sales fall in Q4 2007
Mar '08
Alpha Pro Tech a leading manufacturer of products designed to protect people, products and environments, including disposable protective apparel and building products,announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2007.

Consolidated sales for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2007 decreased 24.5% to $8.0 million from $10.5 million in the comparable quarter in 2006.

Sales for the Disposable Protective Apparel segment for the quarter decreased 18.8% to $5.2 million compared to $6.4 million for the same period of 2006.

The Infection Control segment sales for the quarter decreased 30.0% to $1.4 million compared to $2.0 million for the same period of 2006.

Engineered Products segment sales for the quarter decreased by 44.4% to $1.0 million compared to $1.8 million for the same period of 2006 and Extended Care segment sales were down 11.3% to $338,000 from $381,000.

Al Millar, President of Alpha Pro Tech, commented, “The decrease in quarterly sales of Disposable Protective Apparel was primarily due to lower shipments to that segment's largest distributor as well as record fourth quarter 2006 comparables.

Also of note, although the sales of Disposable Protective Apparel for fourth quarter of 2007 was $5.2 million compared to $6.4 million in the same period last year, it was not significantly below the 2007 quarterly average of $5.6 million and the 2006 quarterly average of $5.3 million.

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