Myers Industries Inc. of Akron said results of proxy voting to determine the make up of the company’s board of directors would not be released before the stock market closes at 4 p.m. Monday.

Proxy votes were still being submitted by shareholders as late as Friday morning, when the company held its annual meeting in Akron to elect board members. On Friday, Myers officials said results will not be released until Monday, giving time for a third party to tally votes.

GAMCO Asset Management Inc. of Rye,. N.Y., earlier this year said it was seeking to have shareholders of Myers stock elect three people to the Myers’ board in a proxy contest

Myers makes plastic and rubber containers and other products and distributes specialized tools.

Since 2009, GAMCO has run proxy contests every year, except last year. In 2014, Myers, in a move to avoid a proxy contest, agreed to expand its board and backed the election of a GAMCO nominee.

GAMCO was founded by activist investor Mario Gabellli. GAMCO  owns about 6.6 million shares of Myers, or nearly 21 percent of outstanding shares.

Myers Industries said in a proxy filing earlier this year that it opposes GAMCO’s nominees, saying they have no relevant experience and are not more qualified than the company’s slate.

Earlier this month, GAMCO released a scathing slide presentation, available online, that says that inaction and poor oversight by Myers’ board has hurt shareholder value.

“Time and again, shareholders have witnessed Myers’ practice of buying high and selling low,” the presentation says.

Locally, Myers owns the Akro-Mils plant in Wadsworth, where workers make plastic and steel storage products for industrial, commercial and consumer use. The company’s corporate headquarters are on South Main Street in Akron.

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