highly competitive market and is dependent on adequate sources of raw
materials for processing. Should the supply of these raw materials be
affected by poor growing conditions, this could negatively impact the
results of operations for this segment.
-- The corporation's food ingredient processing and wind tower
manufacturing businesses could be adversely affected by changes in
foreign currency exchange rates.
-- The corporation's plastics segment is highly dependent on a limited
number of vendors for PVC resin, many of which are located in the Gulf
Coast regions, and a limited supply of resin. The loss of a key vendor
or an interruption or delay in the supply of PVC resin could result in
reduced sales or increased costs for this business. Reductions in PVC
resin prices could negatively impact PVC pipe prices, profit margins on
PVC pipe sales and the value of PVC pipe held in inventory.
-- Changes in the rates or method of third-party reimbursements for
diagnostic imaging services could result in reduced demand for those
services or create downward pricing pressure, which would decrease
revenues and earnings for the corporation's health services segment.
-- The corporation's health services businesses may not be able to retain
or comply with the dealership arrangement and other agreements with
-- A significant failure or an inability to properly bid or perform on
projects by the corporation's construction businesses could lead to
adverse financial results.
For a further discussion of other risk factors and cautionary statements, refer to reports the corporation files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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