Local Company Earnings Rise

Despite the down turn in manufacturing in the Rock River Valley, one local company says business has never been better.

Clarcor, the Rockford based filter and decorative tin maker, says it saw a more than five percent increase in sales this quarter compared to last year.

The company's net earnings also topped $13 million up from $10 million last year.

Clarcor employs nearly 430 people in Rockford.