CASH CUSHIONS

  • Updated: August 13, 2011 - 10:58 PM

CASH CUSHIONS

Many of the state's top manufacturers are flush with cash, particularly compared with their situation heading into the recession in 2008.

Company Then Now Change

Alliant Tech $20 $406 1,915.0%

Polaris $22 $262 1,097.0%

Select Comfort $7 $58 747.5%

Donaldson $53 $263 394.0%

Toro $32 $107 233.0%

3M $1,547 $3,376 118.0%

Valspar $78 $120 54.0%

Fastenal $76 $89 17.0%

Pentair $75 $69 -8.0%

Ecolab $222 $163 -26.5%

Dollars in millions, for quarter ending between April and June in 2008 and 2011

Source: Star Tribune research

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