COPLEY, OHIO – Preferred Compounding (“Preferred”) has acquired Akron, Ohio -based Valley
Rubber Mixing and their proprietary mold cleaning products sold under the trade name Glo-Mold

VRM is a custom rubber compounding business with mixing and calendering capabilities.
The assets of VRM will be consolidated into current Preferred sites. Terms were not announced for
the deal, which was effective January 14th.
“Valley Rubber Mixing is a nice bolt on acquisition for Preferred. This acquisition will broaden our
customer base and will add new markets for potential growth. It also adds to our product portfolio
with the addition of Glo-Mold proprietary mold cleaning technology. We feel our commercial
channels will help grow the Glo-Mold business significantly. Preferred will work closely with the
VRM customers to assure a smooth transition.” said Ken Bloom, Preferred president and CEO.

About Preferred Compounding

Preferred Compounding ( supplies proprietary and custom mixed rubber
compounds to customers including molders, extruders, mixers and others in the rubber goods market.
Primary industries served are automotive, construction, power generation and roll goods. The
company is owned by members of its management team and Audax Private Equity.


Marc Pignataro
Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Preferred Compounding: 330-798-4790 ext. 1596