BRUNSWICK REPORTS STRONG SALES GROWTH FOR VALLEY-DYNAMO
LAKE FOREST, IL - Brunswick Corp. has reported growing sales for Valley-Dynamo, which it acquired in June of 2003. According to George W. Buckley, Brunswick chairman and CEO, "Valley-Dynamo'continues to perform at expected levels. Excluding incremental sales from this acquisition, segment sales increased 19% in the quarter. Higher volumes, effective cost management and accretive margins from the Valley-Dynamo acquisition accounted for the significant improvement in operating margins for the segment." Overall, Brunswick's quarterly sales across all divisions for 2004 Q1 rose 28%, with marine engines and boats leading the way. But, Buckley noted, "Acquisitions also played a role in the sales gain."
MERIT OFFERS ADVANCE DOWNLOADING OF FALL GAMES
BENSALEM, PA , Operators connected to Merit Industries' MegaNET online promotional network may now download exclusive advance games from Merit's upcoming fall collection, the company announced today. New games available are "Tic-A-Tac 21," a card game that blends traditional blackjack/21 with tic tac toe; and "Tic-A-Tac Trivia," a trivia quiz with tic tac toe strategy. Each game is premium-priced at 50¢ per play and is included in MegaNET service at no extra charge. This is the second year that Merit has offered early access to certain games for connected operators. Merit officials said advance games "add an extra kick to summer collections." More information is available at http://www.meritind.com.