BARBERTON, OH: Preferred Compounding today announced the acquisition of Associated Rubber Company of Tallapoosa, Georgia. The acquisition provides for continuing production at the Associated Rubber Company plants located in Tallapoosa and Fruithurst Alabama and Huntingdon, Tennessee.
“This acquisition is good for both companies,” said Tim Eburne, president of Preferred. “Through the combination, both customer sets benefit from significantly expanded geographic coverage, the expanded range of processing technologies and proprietary products.”
The combined companies now possess an expanded process offering that includes: tangential (both 4-Wing ST and 2-Wing) and intermeshing style internal mixers, tilt-mixers, straining, pelletizing, calendering, slitting, Littleford blending, mixing mills, and off-line blending and stripping. Customers will further benefit from the combined laboratory facilities with small batch mixing capabilities and the additional technical staff […]