Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits
|3 Months Ended
Mar. 29, 2014
|Defined Benefit Pension Plans and Defined Benefit Postretirement Plans Disclosure [Abstract]
Note 15 – Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits
The Company has defined contribution plans, qualified and nonqualified defined benefit pension plans, and other postretirement benefit plans covering substantially all of its employees. The Company's contributions to its defined contribution plans are largely discretionary and are based on various percentages of compensation, and in some instances are based on the amount of the employees' contributions to the plans. See Note 16 to the consolidated financial statements in the Company's 2013 Form 10-K for further details regarding these plans.
Pension and other postretirement benefit costs included the following components for the three months ended March 29, 2014 and March 30, 2013:
Portions of Net pension and other benefit costs are recorded in Selling, general and administrative expenses as well as capitalized into inventory. Costs capitalized into inventory are eventually realized through Cost of sales in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income.
Employer Contributions and Benefit Payments. During both the three months ended March 29, 2014 and March 30, 2013, the Company contributed $0.6 million to fund benefit payments to its nonqualified pension plan. The Company did not make any contributions to its qualified pension plans during the three months ended March 29, 2014 and March 30, 2013. Company contributions are subject to change based on market conditions, pension funding regulations and Company discretion.