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Weitsman empire expands with further three locations

United States – US-based Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman has continued its expansion, with the takeover of Jack’s Recycling in Pennsylvania adding to the purchase of two yards in New York State earlier this month.

‘This is a great strategic move for expanding our reach throughout the north east (of the USA),’ comments Adam Weitsman, owner of Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman. Jack’s Recycling was founded in 1962 and is said to be a significant processor of automotive, ferrous and non-ferrous scrap.

According to Weitsman, the yard measures roughly 40 000 square metres and has new equipment, making the facility ‘the first turnkey operation’ that Upstate has acquired. The yard will be shipping material to Upstate’s Owego shredder. Weitsman notes that his company will be starting up its new shredders in the near future and may use the new location to supply those facilities.

Upstate is looking at additional locations to take over in western Pennsylvania and Ohio. Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman now operates a total of 17 sites. While Upstate is known mainly as a ferrous scrap processor, the company emphasises that it is looking for ways to grow its non-ferrous business.

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