Sterling Consolidated Announces Strong October Customer Orders

NEPTUNE, N.J., Oct. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sterling Consolidated Corp. (OTCBB:STCC), a leading supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic seals to the automotive and industrial marketplace, is announcing strong customer demand in the month of October to commence the 4th quarter.

Key Highlights:

  • Booked purchase orders through October 28, 2014 of $667,000. This is an annualized pace of over $8,000,000/year.
  • The average purchase order for the month of October is $589/order – a significant increase from the average order in October 2013 which was $488/order.

The order growth is primarily attributed to increased sales presence in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, and an increased demand from pool suppliers and automakers.

Darren DeRosa, Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Consolidated, commented, "We are experiencing the results of our expanded footprint into North Carolina and Pennsylvania from our acquisition activity. Also, the pool suppliers and automakers are buying earlier than last year. Our healthy October bodes well for a strong 4th quarter and solid finish to the fiscal year."

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About Sterling Consolidated Corp.

Sterling Consolidated Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sterling Seal and Supply has been a leading supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic seals to the automotive and industrial marketplace for more than 40 years. Through a combination of leveraging its logistical expertise and sophisticated, experienced management, the company intends to be an active and strategic consolidator of small- and mid-sized businesses within the highly-fragmented, multi-billion dollar seal industry. Currently serving more than 3,000 customers, Sterling offers acquisition targets a unique growth opportunity and competitive advantage through logistical expertise, strong regional branding and industry-specific distribution centers.

Forward-looking Statements

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CONTACT: Investor Contact: Scott R. Chichester 646-388-2495 schichester@sterlingconsolidated.comSource:Sterling Consolidated Corporation