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Phoenix Scrap Processor Acquired

Thursday, April 20, 2006
Cozzi Partners, LLC, Chicago, IL, has acquired 41-year-old Glendale Iron & Metal, Phoenix, AZ. Cozzi Partners, LLC is a new family-owned company formed this year by the same family that owned Cozzi Iron & Metal, until that company was purchased by Metal Management in 1997. Glendale’s former owner and general manager Keith Kosier will remain with the company as general manager.

Columbia Metal Spinning Earns ISO Registration

Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Chicago-based Columbia Metal Spinning has been registered to ISO/TS 16949:2002. The family-run business, founded in 1952, specializes in the production of close-tolerance precision metal components for customers in the oil-seal, automotive, aerospace and cryogenic industries. It offers rapid-prototype development and short-run production using stamping presses to 110-ton capacity, hydraulic presses to 250 tons, CNC machining centers and a full inhouse tool-and-die department.

Mayfran Opens China Plant

Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Shanghai, China is home to a new 37,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant for Mayfran Intl., Cleveland, OH. The plant, operated as Tsubakimoto Mayfran Conveyor (Shanghai Ltd.), is Mayfran’s sixth—other plants (in addition to its headquarters in Cleveland) are in The Netherlands, Japan, Korea and India. Initially, the firm will use the Chinese facility to manufacture large-scale stamping-scrap conveyor systems and conveyors and separators for machine-tool applications. Learn more at


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