September 13, 2012
MidWest Materials chairman and co-founder, Joseph Koppelman, died Sept. 9. From a one-room operation in Cleveland in 1952, Koppelman led MidWest Materials to its 240,000-sq.-ft. steel service center facility in Perry, Ohio.
Koppelman's daughter, Noreen Koppelman Goldstein, became president of the company in 1995, and his grandson, Brian Robbins, was named CEO in 2002. Another grandson, Bradley Robbins, returned to the company as vice president in 2011.
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