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Imperial Group got its start with its first company, Imperial Recycling, in 1962 when founder Fred Weiss started a small scrap operation in the industrial corridor of Chicago. At Imperial Recycling's onset, Fred would pick up scrap from nearby manufacturing companies. Following in Fred's footsteps, his sons-in-law, Marc Spellman and David Kozin, grew the company by securing prominent accounts across the U.S. while entering new market segments and expanding operations. Today, ownership is extended to the third generation, and has grown from a single scrap operation to a nationally recognized, diversified metals group. 

Company History

Imperial Recycling founded in Chicago, IL


Trading over 30 million pounds of metal monthly- Acquired Imperial Aluminum and Kormet Metals


Total of 16 companies trading over 60 million pounds of metal each month


Acquired Imperial Zinc and another manufacturing company


Reached 500 employees- Acquired Midwest Industrial Metals


Expanded operations into related services- Reached 1,000 employees

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