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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President
Dave Croghan
Maxum Petroleum

Ann Ball
CIMCOOL Industrial
Products LLC

Vice President
Barbara Kudis
Allegheny Petroleum
Products Co.

Barbara A. Bellanti
Battenfeld Grease &
Oil Corporation of N.Y.

Treasurer
Charles Decker
American Oil &
Supply International, LLC
Secretary
Scott A. Schwindaman
Lubrication Engineers, Inc.
Immediate Past President
Beth Ann Jones
Hangsterfer's Laboratories, Inc.

Michael Damiani
Radco Industries, Inc.
Lon Fanning
DuBois Chemicals
Jarrett Flegel
Boss Lubricants
Catharine T. Golden
Etna Products, Inc.
Frank H. Hamilton III
South Atlantic Services, Inc.
Greg Julian
Advanced Lubrication
Specialties
Kent Morris
Pinnacle Oil, Inc.
Ronald M. Powell
Moroil Technologies

STAFF
Chief Executive Officer
Holly Alfano
Associate Director
Martha F. Jolkovski
Director of
Communications
Brenda Gillinson, CAE
Member Services/
Marketing Manager
Tim Mack

Communications
Manager
Amber Lopez
Membership Coordinator
Meg Thaxton
Accounting Manager
Margaret Smith
General Counsel
Jeffrey L. Leiter

EDITORIAL, DESIGN
Contributing Editor
Brenda Gillinson, CAE

Designer
Mark St. Amand

THE YGS GROUP
Senior Editor
Drew Bankert

Copy Editor
Amanda Holahan

Managing Editor
Sam Hoffmeister

Account Director
Tina Enck

MEDIA SALES
Vice President
Jack Davidson

Advertising Account
Executive
Tima Good
tima.good@theygsgroup.com

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MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
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of ILMA

LETTER FROM THE CEO

Another Prop 65 Payday
for Lawyers

J

ust when you thought California's Prop 65 couldn't get any more ridiculous, along comes trial lawyer Raphael Metzger. He's decided to scare
off anyone from daring to start their morning with a latte, cappuccino
or plain old cup of coffee. Metzger has sued Starbucks and 90 other
"cafes" (including 7-Eleven, BP West Coast Products, Yum Yum Donuts
Inc., etc.) for failing to include a Proposition 65 cancer warning on their
coffee cups.
Instead of folding and writing a settlement check - which 7-Eleven did
for some $900,000 - Starbucks and others fought back. But they were
shot down by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, who insisted that the
companies prove that coffee does not cause cancer. When coffee beans are
roasted, it creates acrylamide, a chemical found in many foods, including
cereal, breads and even cookies. But under Prop 65, acrylamide is listed as a
likely human carcinogen.
According to the American Cancer Society, the only concerns with acrylamide so far come from studies on lab animals given doses of acrylamide as
much as 1,000 to 10,000 times higher than levels humans would be exposed
to in foods. According to the group, "there are currently no cancer types for
which there is a clearly increased risk related to acrylamide intake."
In 2016, the World Health Organization's cancer research arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced that it could
find no evidence for classifying coffee as a carcinogen. In fact, it noted some
evidence that coffee might even reduce the risk of some types of cancer.
IARC reviewed more than 1,000 studies before reaching its conclusion that
consumption of coffee is not a cancer risk.
What do the Prop 65 warnings accomplish? There's no evidence that the
warning signs have had any effect at all on public health or the environment.
What it really adds up to is a big payday for trial lawyers. The law is set up
to encourage "bounty hunter" attorneys to catch businesses, especially small
businesses, who fail to post the warnings for their activities such as serving
coffee or burgers. The fines for failing are steep, as much as $2,500 per person
exposed each day over eight years. Without the resources to fight it out in
court, the businesses often settle. In 2016, according to the California attorney general, businesses paid more than $30 million in Prop 65 settlements,
with more than 70 percent of that total lining the pockets of attorneys.
It's a sad day when a child's visit to Disneyland begins with viewing a
cancer warning sign, but that's what California has become. Wake up and
smell the coffee, California. Prop 65 has gone way too far and offers no
discernible public benefit.

Holly Alfano
Chief Executive Officer

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings May 2018

LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
Company Callout
WHAT’S COMING UP
NEW MEMBERS
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
In the Know
International Insight
Market Report
SMOOTH TRANSITION
PERILOUSLY OBSOLETE
HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
Member Connections
Cross Connections
PORTRAIT
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Cover2
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - INSIDE ILMA
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Company Callout
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - WHAT’S COMING UP
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - In the Know
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - International Insight
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Market Report
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - SMOOTH TRANSITION
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
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ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Member Connections
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