AMPAM reported its revenue in the third quarter increased 8 percent to $157.7 million, vs. $145.5 million for the comparable quarter in 2000. Revenue from start-ups was $6.3 million, a $4.6 million increase over the third quarter of 2000. During the third quarter, start-ups generated gross profit of $0.7 million, an increase of $0.5 million over the same period in 2000.