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Harwick Standard Acquires Western Reserve Chemical

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The company said it the integration of the two chemical distribution firms will be determined over the next several months.

Materials supplier Harwick Standard Distribution Corp. recently struck a deal to acquire specialty chemicals and intermediates distributor Western Reserve Chemical, the company announced in a release Friday.

Based in Stow, OH, Western Reserve distributes rubber chemicals, resins, metallic oxides, mineral fillers, antidegradants, and other products to compounders and formulators of rubber, plastics, adhesives, sealants, and coatings. The firm operates warehouses in Ohio, Georgia, and California  

“Ron Anderson has built a very strong business that will be complementary to Harwick Standard and our brand. This was a great opportunity to pair up two key suppliers in the rubber and plastics industries,” said Harwick Standard President Ernie Pouttu in the release. “Western Reserve Chemicals’ customer-focused culture makes it a natural fit.”

Harwick Standard serves the rubber, thermoplastics, and polymer-related industries from owned warehouses in the Akron, OH and Los Angeles area and leased warehouses.

“This is a great opportunity to work alongside a great company. Now with over 130 years of combined experience in chemical distribution between our two companies, we look forward to continuing great service to our customers,” Ron Anderson of Western Reserve said in a statement.

Financial terms of the sale were not revealed.

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