Barge operator Ozinga receives Illinois business award

(MOKENA, Ill.) — Ozinga has received the 2019 Dean’s Award, part of the Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards. The award recognizes a business that excels in social enterprise, supply chain management or emerging markets. Ozinga was also a finalist in the Large Family Business of the Year category.

The Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business has recognized family-owned businesses for their contribution to industry and community and for innovative business practices and strategies for the past twenty-six years.

“To be selected among so many family-owned businesses is truly an honor,” said Marty Ozinga IV, Ozinga president. “Our co-workers, customers, and members of the community contributed to this recognition and we are excited to share this honor with all those involved.”

Presented in six categories, the awards recognize companies with exceptional commitment to family and family business. The 2019 Illinois Family Business of the Year Awardees are:

Large Family Business: Magid
Medium Family Business: Rabine Group
Small Family Business: Daprato Rigali Studios
Dean’s Award: Ozinga
Community Service: West Side Tractor Sales
Century Award: Michuda Construction

The award will be celebrated at an awards gala on Nov. 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.

About Ozinga

Ozinga is a fourth-generation family-owned American business in the construction materials and logistics industry. They build the places we live, work, and play by providing concrete, aggregate materials, and energy solutions in multiple states through a fleet of barges, boats, rail, and the iconic red and white striped concrete mixers.

By Professional Mariner Staff