Acme Electric Corp., a company based in East Aurora, N.Y., that has operations in Salt Lake City, had earnings of $783,000 or 17 cents per share in the quarter ending March 31 compared to $96,000 or two cents per share in the same quarter a year ago.

The earnings were generated by record quarterly sales of $23.2 million for the 13-week period ending March 31, an increase from the $19.7 million in sales for same period a year ago.G. Wayne Hawk, company president, said the financial results were bolstered by the improved performance of a subsidiary, the former Utah Research and Development Corp., which was purchased by Acme two years ago.