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These excerpts taken from the JAH 10-K filed Feb 23, 2009.

Our operating results can be adversely affected by changes in the cost or availability of raw materials.

Pricing and availability of raw materials for use in our businesses can be volatile due to numerous factors beyond our control, including general, domestic and international economic conditions, labor costs, production levels, competition, consumer demand, import duties and tariffs and currency exchange rates. This volatility can significantly affect the availability and cost of raw materials for us, and may, therefore, have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

During periods of rising prices of raw materials, there can be no assurance that we will be able to pass any portion of such increases on to customers. Conversely, when raw material prices decline, customer demands for lower prices could result in lower sale prices and, to the extent we have existing inventory, lower margins. As a result, fluctuations in raw material prices could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

Some of the products we manufacture require particular types of glass, metal, paper, plastic, wax, wood or other materials. Supply shortages for a particular type of material can delay production or cause increases in the cost of manufacturing our products. This could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

With the growing trend towards consolidation among suppliers of many of our raw materials, especially resin, glass and steel, we are increasingly dependent upon key suppliers whose bargaining strength is growing. In addition, many of those suppliers have been reducing production capacity of those raw materials in the North American market. We may be negatively affected by changes in availability and pricing of raw materials resulting from this consolidation and reduced capacity, which could negatively impact our results of operations.

 

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Our operating results can be adversely affected by changes in the cost or availability of raw materials.

STYLE="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">Pricing and availability of raw materials for use in our businesses can be volatile due to numerous factors beyond our control, including general,
domestic and international economic conditions, labor costs, production levels, competition, consumer demand, import duties and tariffs and currency exchange rates. This volatility can significantly affect the availability and cost of raw materials
for us, and may, therefore, have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

During periods
of rising prices of raw materials, there can be no assurance that we will be able to pass any portion of such increases on to customers. Conversely, when raw material prices decline, customer demands for lower prices could result in lower sale
prices and, to the extent we have existing inventory, lower margins. As a result, fluctuations in raw material prices could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

STYLE="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">Some of the products we manufacture require particular types of glass, metal, paper, plastic, wax, wood or other materials. Supply shortages for a
particular type of material can delay production or cause increases in the cost of manufacturing our products. This could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

STYLE="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">With the growing trend towards consolidation among suppliers of many of our raw materials, especially resin, glass and steel, we are increasingly
dependent upon key suppliers whose bargaining strength is growing. In addition, many of those suppliers have been reducing production capacity of those raw materials in the North American market. We may be negatively affected by changes in
availability and pricing of raw materials resulting from this consolidation and reduced capacity, which could negatively impact our results of operations.

 


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These excerpts taken from the JAH 10-K filed Feb 25, 2008.

Our operating results can be adversely affected by changes in the cost or availability of raw materials.

Pricing and availability of raw materials for use in our businesses can be volatile due to numerous factors beyond our control, including general, domestic and international economic conditions, labor costs, production levels, competition, consumer demand, import duties and tariffs and currency exchange rates. This volatility can significantly affect the availability and cost of raw materials for us, and may, therefore, have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

During periods of rising prices of raw materials, there can be no assurance that we will be able to pass any portion of such increases on to customers. Conversely, when raw material prices decline, customer demands for lower prices could result in lower sale prices and, to the extent we have existing inventory, lower margins. As a result, fluctuations in raw material prices could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

Some of the products we manufacture require particular types of glass, metal, paper, plastic, wax, wood or other materials. Supply shortages for a particular type of material can delay production or cause increases in the cost of manufacturing our products. This could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition. In particular, we rely on wax for certain products in our Branded Consumables segment and resin for many of the products in our Consumer Solutions and Outdoor Solutions segments and the plastics part of our Process Solutions segment. Wax and resin prices have risen in response to, among other things, higher oil prices. If wax prices, resin prices or other material prices rise further in the future we can expect the cost of goods for our businesses to increase. Given that only some of this increase relates to contracts where we have pass-through pricing, the effect of the remainder of the increase could have a material adverse effect on our margins. We also rely on glass for certain of the products in our Branded Consumables segment. Glass prices have risen in response to higher natural gas prices. If glass prices rise further in the future, we can expect the cost of goods to increase, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

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With the growing trend towards consolidation among suppliers of many of our raw materials, especially resin, glass and steel, we are increasingly dependent upon key suppliers whose bargaining strength is growing. In addition, many of those suppliers have been reducing production capacity of those raw materials in the North American market. We may be negatively affected by changes in availability and price of raw materials resulting from this consolidation and reduced capacity, which could negatively impact our results of operations.

Our operating results can be adversely affected by changes in the cost or availability of raw
materials.

Pricing and availability of raw materials for use in our businesses can be volatile due to numerous factors beyond our
control, including general, domestic and international economic conditions, labor costs, production levels, competition, consumer demand, import duties and tariffs and currency exchange rates. This volatility can significantly affect the
availability and cost of raw materials for us, and may, therefore, have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">During periods of rising prices of raw materials, there can be no assurance that we will be able to pass any portion of such increases on to customers. Conversely, when raw material prices decline, customer demands
for lower prices could result in lower sale prices and, to the extent we have existing inventory, lower margins. As a result, fluctuations in raw material prices could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and
financial condition.

Some of the products we manufacture require particular types of glass, metal, paper, plastic, wax, wood or other
materials. Supply shortages for a particular type of material can delay production or cause increases in the cost of manufacturing our products. This could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial
condition. In particular, we rely on wax for certain products in our Branded Consumables segment and resin for many of the products in our Consumer Solutions and Outdoor Solutions segments and the plastics part of our Process Solutions segment. Wax
and resin prices have risen in response to, among other things, higher oil prices. If wax prices, resin prices or other material prices rise further in the future we can expect the cost of goods for our businesses to increase. Given that only some
of this increase relates to contracts where we have pass-through pricing, the effect of the remainder of the increase could have a material adverse effect on our margins. We also rely on glass for certain of the products in our Branded Consumables
segment. Glass prices have risen in response to higher natural gas prices. If glass prices rise further in the future, we can expect the cost of goods to increase, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and
financial condition.

 


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With the growing trend towards consolidation among suppliers of many of our raw materials, especially
resin, glass and steel, we are increasingly dependent upon key suppliers whose bargaining strength is growing. In addition, many of those suppliers have been reducing production capacity of those raw materials in the North American market. We may be
negatively affected by changes in availability and price of raw materials resulting from this consolidation and reduced capacity, which could negatively impact our results of operations.

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">We are subject to several production-related risks which could jeopardize our ability to realize anticipated sales and profits.

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">In order to realize sales and operating profits at anticipated levels, we must manufacture or source and deliver in a timely manner products of high quality. Among others, the following factors can have a negative
effect on our ability to do these things:

 







  

labor difficulties;

 







  

scheduling and transportation difficulties;

 







  

management dislocation;

 







  

substandard product quality, which can result in higher warranty, product liability and product recall costs;

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delays in development of quality new products;

 







  

changes in laws and regulations, including changes in tax rates, accounting standards, and environmental and occupational laws;

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health and safety laws; and

 







  

changes in the availability and costs of labor.

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">Any adverse change in the above-listed factors could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

STYLE="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">Because we manufacture or source a significant portion of our products from Asia, our production lead times are relatively long. Therefore, we often
commit to production in advance of firm customer orders. If we fail to forecast customer or consumer demand accurately we may encounter difficulties in filling customer orders or in liquidating excess inventories, or may find that customers are
canceling orders or returning products. Additionally, changes in retailer inventory management strategies could make inventory management more difficult. Any of these results could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of
operations and financial condition.

This excerpt taken from the JAH 10-K filed Feb 20, 2007.

Our operating results can be adversely affected by changes in the cost or availability of raw materials.

Pricing and availability of raw materials for use in our businesses can be volatile due to numerous factors beyond our control, including general, domestic and international economic conditions, labor costs, production levels, competition, consumer demand, import duties and tariffs and currency exchange rates. This volatility can significantly affect the availability and cost of raw materials for us, and may, therefore, have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

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During periods of rising prices of raw materials, there can be no assurance that we will be able to pass any portion of such increases on to customers. Conversely, when raw material prices decline, customer demands for lower prices could result in lower sale prices and, to the extent we have existing inventory, lower margins. As a result, fluctuations in raw material prices could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

Some of the products we manufacture require particular types of glass, paper, plastic, metal, wax, wood or other materials. Supply shortages for a particular type of material can delay production or cause increases in the cost of manufacturing our products. This could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition. In particular, we rely on wax for certain products in our Branded consumables segment and resin for many of the products in our Consumer solutions and Outdoor solutions business segments and the plastics solutions part of our Process solutions business segment. Wax and resin prices have risen in response to, among other things, higher oil prices. If wax prices, resin prices or other material prices rise further in the future we can expect the cost of goods for our businesses to increase. Given that only some of this increase relates to contracts where we have pass-through pricing, the effect of the remainder of the increase could have a material adverse effect on our margins. We also rely on glass for certain of the products in our Branded consumables business segment. Glass prices have risen in response to higher natural gas prices. If glass prices rise further in the future, we can expect the cost of goods to increase, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

With the growing trend towards consolidation among suppliers of many of our raw materials, especially resin, glass and steel, we are increasingly dependent upon key suppliers whose bargaining strength is growing. In addition, many of those suppliers have been reducing production capacity of those raw materials in the North American market. We may be negatively affected by changes in availability and price of raw materials resulting from this consolidation and reduced capacity, which could negatively impact our results of operations.

This excerpt taken from the JAH 10-K filed Mar 9, 2006.

Our operating results can be adversely affected by changes in the cost or availability of raw materials.

Pricing and availability of raw materials for use in our businesses can be volatile due to numerous factors beyond our control, including general, domestic and international economic conditions, labor costs, production levels, competition, consumer demand, import duties and tariffs and currency exchange rates. This volatility can significantly affect the availability and cost of raw materials for us, and may, therefore, have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

During periods of rising prices of raw materials, there can be no assurance that we will be able to pass any portion of such increases on to customers. Conversely, when raw material prices decline, customer demands for lower prices could result in lower sale prices and, to the extent we have existing inventory, lower margins. As a result, fluctuations in raw material prices could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

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Some of the products we manufacture require particular types of glass, paper, plastic, metal, wood or other materials. Supply shortages for a particular type of material can delay production or cause increases in the cost of manufacturing our products. This could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition. In particular, we rely on resin for many of the products in our consumer solutions and outdoor solutions business segments and the plastics solutions part of our other business segment. Resin prices have been rising in response to, among other things, higher oil prices. If resin prices or other material prices continue to rise in the future we can expect the cost of goods for our businesses to increase. Given that only some of this increase relates to contracts where we have pass-through pricing, the effect of the remainder of the increase could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition. We also rely on glass for many of the products in our branded consumables business segment. Glass prices have been rising in response to higher natural gas prices. If glass prices continue to rise in the future we can expect the cost of goods to increase, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

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