AKRON, Ohio (AP) ¿ Myers Industries Inc., which makes plastic products, said Monday it is considering strategic options for its unit that makes automotive and custom products, which could include a possible sale.

The company said it is considering a "wide range of options" for the four businesses in the segment: Ameri-Kart, Buckhorn Rubber Products, Michigan Rubber Products and WEK Industries.

Operations at the businesses will continue as usual during the review process.

Shares of Myers rose 45 cents, or 4.5 percent, to $10.50 in morning trading.
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