NEW YORK An Illinois
recycler has announced a 10-acre expansion at its headquarters
facility and the launch of a small shredding operation.
Bellwood, Ill.-based Cozzi
OBrien Recycling LLC has acquired 10 acres adjacent to
its headquarters. The expanded location will host a Bonfiglioli
shredder for the "primary purpose of shredding aluminum and
upgrading some ferrous scrap," according to the company.
"Any notion that this operation
is designed to compete with the big shredders in town is simply
wrong. Its not likely this shredder will ever even see an
auto body," said chief executive officer Frank Cozzi, who added
that the company spent three years looking for an expansion
"This expansion will give Cozzi
OBrien an opportunity to consolidate into this new
property several storage and operational facilities that we are
currently renting," he said. "While giving us a much more
logistically friendly location for our truck fleet, it will
also give us the space to expand our processing capability at
this facility as well as at our Franklin Park, Ill.,
Cozzi said the new site is
across the street from its Melrose Park retail buying
The company did not disclose how
much processing volume the expansion would add or the
investment required for the expansion.
Cozzi was president of Metal
Management Inc. from 1999 until 2004. He later was a founding
partner of scrap metal marketing and consulting company Cozzi
Consulting Group, which merged with OBrien Recycling
Corp. in 2009.