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Franklin Electric Co Inc (NASDAQ:FELE)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
Good day ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Franklin Electric Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Sales and Earnings. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will connect the question-and-answer session and instructions will follow at that time. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this call is being recorded.
I would now like to introduce your host for today’s conference Mr. John Haines, Chief Financial Officer, you may begin.
John J. Haines — Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Thank you Skylar, and welcome everyone to Franklin Electric’s Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings Conference Call. With me today is Gregg Sengstack, our Chairman and CEO. On today’s call Gregg will review our fourth quarter and full year business results and I will review our fourth quarter and full year financial results. When I am through, we’ll have some time for questions and answers.
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