Allen Cohen became president in 2007, confirming a tradition of excellence that began in 1930 with his grandfather, Russian immigrant blacksmith, Max Cohen. Under Allen’s leadership, M. Cohen and Sons has grown from a 10 person production team in a 12,000-square-foot building to over 200 people designing and fabricating world-class ironworks in a 130,000-square-foot facility.
As a third generation member of the company, Allen has acquired vast experiential knowledge that has been essential to the company’s success. Allen’s father and former company president, Phillip Cohen, exposed Allen to the fundamentals of the industry in his early teens. From that time, Allen has worked his way up through various levels of the company, personally experiencing the realities of ironwork from every perspective in the industry. By the age of eighteen, Allen was working full time while studying business and psychology at St. Joseph’s University. His academic studies and his hands-on experience in the business have provided him with the necessary tools to lead the company through an ever-changing marketplace with constantly increasing complexities in design and specifications.
Today, M. Cohen and Sons welcomes a diverse roster of clients to a company with the capabilities and culture to successfully execute commissions in metal, wood, and glass all over the world.