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Custom Rubber Composites LLC

Medium tech/high service Louisville-based Lean niche manufacturing business

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Louisville, KY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2013
  • Employees 0

Company Summary

Custom Rubber Composites (CRC) is a niche industrial manufacturing business in Louisville, making consumable impact bars that support the heavy-duty conveyor belts used in coal, ore, & rock mining and processing. With a better-performing product, faster service, and a disruptive business model, CRC will establish sustainable profits and a leadership position in the Eastern USA within the next 3 years and then expand in the Western USA & Canada.


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    Mike Harlan
    CEO & President, Co-Founder

    Mike has almost 30 years’ experience leading and growing manufacturing businesses that provide superior product & service solutions for business customers and strong financial returns; Mike also has prior experience in getting an early stage venture launched and implementing Lean manufacturing. Both Mike and Tim have strong experience in working with industrial distributors and other channel partners.

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    Tim Gabhart

    Tim has been in the industrial rubber goods market for over 40 years, and has been making and selling related products to CRC’s target customers for over 20 years. He used to import impact bars but figured out how to make them competitively here.


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    Maria A. Fernandez, Fernandez & Haynes PLLC
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    OPM Financial, LLC

Previous Investors

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    mHarlan Enterprises LLC - Mike Harlan (co-founder)
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    Tim Gabhart (co-founder)