AKRON, Ohio, December 13, 2023 — M7 Holdings, LLC (“M7”), a family investment office, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Harwood Rubber Products, Inc., effective November 30, 2023. The Cuyahoga Falls-based company specializes in manufacturing premium industrial rubber rollers, printing rollers, and a variety of custom rubber products.

“A critical factor in our decision to create this partnership was the strong foundation the Harwood family has laid for this company and the values our organizations share,” said Anthony (“Tony”) Manna, Chairman of M7. “Our cultural alignment will help ensure Harwood Rubber Products is positioned to provide the highest quality solutions for decades to come, and our customers can continue to achieve their goals long into the future.” said Courtney Eaton, President of M7.

Harwood Rubber Products will continue to operate under its existing name and remain at 1365 Orlen Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Rick Harwood will continue to support the business as an advisor moving forward. The organization will include the same experienced team members who consistently provide customers with top-quality industrial rubber rollers and customized rubber products and services.

“With over 25 years of entrepreneurial investing and manufacturing experience, M7 are long-term stewards of companies locally, nationally, and internationally, proving their ability to further build on the successes my father and I have created” said Rick Harwood, President of Harwood Rubber Products. “By partnering with M7, Harwood Rubber will be able to continue to provide the highest quality rubber roller products and services to our customers for many years to come.”

About M7 Holdings

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, M7 Holdings, LLC is a family investment office made up of a diverse portfolio that includes private equity (through M7 Ventures), venture capital (through M7 Ace NEO), and real estate development (through Signet Development). Our team brings over 25 years of experience offering entrepreneurial guidance, strategic thinking, and capital formation to help emerging and growth-stage companies succeed. Learn more

About Harwood Rubber Products

Since 1963, Harwood Rubber Products has manufactured high-quality industrial rubber rollers, printing rollers, and a variety of custom rubber roller coated products. The company also offers rubber roller resurfacing and recovering services, along with rubber roller reconditioning and replacement. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Harwood ensures its customers receive reliable performance in every rubber roller application. Learn more

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Crain's Cleveland Business article, "Akron's M7 Holdings acquires Cuyahoga Falls manufacturer" includes additional interviews with both Tony Manna and Rick Harwood. Click here to read more or subscribe.

Harwood Rubber President Rick Harwood

Harwood Rubber President Rick Harwood