Cozzi Partners and O’Brien Recycling join forces in suburban Chicago.
Cozzi Partners LLC and O’Brien Recycling Corp. and its affiliates have reached an agreement to merge to form Cozzi/O’Brien Recycling LLC. The new company will continue to operate out of two O’Brien locations in Franklin Park, Ill., and one O’Brien location in Melrose Park, Ill. Cozzi/O’Brien Recycling LLC is billing itself as a full-service ferrous and nonferrous scrap recycling company.
The new company will be led by Frank J. Cozzi as chairman and CEO. Frank Cozzi has more than 40 years of experience in the industry and is immediate past chair of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI).
George O’Brien III will serve as president and chief operating officer of the new company while George O’Brien Jr. will continue in his role as executive vice president. Additionally, Frank Cozzi’s two sons, Frank Cozzi Jr. and Anthony Cozzi, will be involved in the day-to-day operations of the new company.
“After almost three years of joint ventures and consulting for the O’Briens, a more formal partnership just seems like a natural next step,” says Frank J. Cozzi. “When we were presented with the opportunity to join the O’Briens we jumped at it. The new company will provide a strong foundation from which we can build on the huge potential that exists.”
George O’Brien adds, “The experience, knowledge and expertise of the Cozzi family are second to none in the scrap metal industry. On behalf of the entire O’Brien Recycling Corp. team, it will be our pleasure to work with them as partners. Personally, I could not be more excited about the future of Cozzi/O’Brien Recycling LLC.”
Albert Cozzi remarks, “Chicago is the home of the Cozzi family. We look forward to being able to once again serve those Chicago area customers who have been so loyal to us over the years.”
Cozzi Partners is owned by Albert Cozzi, Frank Cozzi, and Gregory Cozzi. Cozzi Partners owns Glendale Iron & Metal in Glendale, Ariz., and Cozzi Consulting Group LLC in Burr Ridge, Ill.