Harwick Standard Distribution related company acquires Western Reserve Chemical

Akron, OH – Harwick Standard Distribution announced that a related entity has completed the acquisition of Western Reserve Chemical.  At this point, the Western Reserve Chemical business will operate in parallel with Harwick Standard.  The integration process will be mapped out over the coming months.  Ron Anderson, president of Western Reserve, will continue to be involved in the business.  Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Ernie Pouttu, president of Harwick Standard, commented, “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.  Western Reserve Chemicals’ customer focused culture makes it a natural fit.”

Ron Anderson commented, “This was 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.”