hands on

owners, operators & investors

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hands on

owners, operators & investors

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hands on

owners, operators & investors

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we are more than private equity

With a combined experience exceeding 75 years, we have developed the primary strategy of taking a more hands on approach to investing, and being more involved in the operations of our partners as a result. This core strategy has enabled us to develop long-lasting relationships with the employees of our partner companies, and provide better-informed guidance due to our ability to identify potential issues, opportunities, and risks at that level of involvement.
An Industry Focus On

metals & logistics

“To own a dynamic group of companies that in the long-run create an exceptional return to investors while improving the livelihood and future of every stakeholder.”

create partnerships

At Union Partners, we strive to not only invest in a business, but help it flourish through the formation of a long-lasting partnership.

implement strategy

Exceeding 75 years of combined industry experience; we have developed tested strategies that improve the success of our partner companies.

improve efficiency

With the benefit of our shared services, we offer extensive support in marketing, IT, human resources, accounting, administrative, insurance services, and purchasing along with countless others.
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our companies

Proud partner of a number of prestigious operations within the metal & logistics industries, Union Partners has established every one of our partnerships utilizing the two primary principles of straightforward communication & effective deal negotiation.
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Union Partners’ newest company, Opus Metals is a metal processing plant that caters to the Midwest as a your one-stop-shop for all things metal.

mapes & sprowl steel

Specializes in enameling steel for porcelain-coating applications, silicon electrical steel for electrical applications, and Agion® antimicrobial treated steel.
A leading producer of both custom and standard wound electrical steel cores. Cortran is dedicated to producing a wide variety of steel cores.
Specializing in transportation services throughout the Midwest and Southeast, JIT Steel Transport operates a fleet of straight flatbeds & flatbeds with side-kits.

Chicago
Steel

Chicago Steel’s mission is to continually improve quality levels and processing efficiency to insure complete customer satisfaction 100% of the time.
From ultra-light gauge specialty metals to high strength materials, to coated products, JIT Steel Service possesses their own 125,000 sq. ft. processing facility.

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Seeking energetic, hard-working, motivated individuals to join our team.

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