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Plexus, Bone Care and Rockwell declare profitable first quarter

Bone Care: $1.8 million, on doubled Hectorol sales

Middleton, Wis. — Bone Care International, which markets a vitamin-D hormone therapy based on the work of University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Hector DeLuca, reported profits of $1.8 million for the first quarter. The company said its sales of the drug Hectorol were $19.6 million, compared to $9.1 million for first-quarter 2004.

Plexus: $3 million, despite large theft

Neenah, Wis. — On sales of $287.5 million, up 21% from one year ago, Plexus Corp. has announced profits of $3 million for the first quarter. The product design and manufacturing company reported nearly $1 million in inventory losses from its plant in Mexico. Plexus has sub-leased its Bothell, Washington, site and had to spend nearly $1 million more to complete the restructuring.

Rockwell: $133.4 million, doubled since last year

Industrial systems firm Rockwell Automation, Inc., reported $133.4 million in net income in the first quarter, compared to $62.2 million a year ago. Sales were $1,185 million, up 20 percent.

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