USA – US Scrap processor Upstate Shredding is continuing its expansion spree by taking over Genesee Scrap, from Rochester, New York. According to the company, the state of New York will be home of the world’s two largest mega-shredders, both owned by Upstate Shredding – Ben Weitsman.
‘Genesee Scrap is an important part of our growth strategy,’ says Adam Weitsman, President of Upstate Shredding – Ben Weitsman. ‘With the purchase and planned upgrades for the facility, we will be making a sizeable investment in the community.’
To replace the antiquated, 2,000 hp shredder now operating at Genesee Scrap, Upstate Shredding will install a new 10,000 hp, 122 inch mill mega shredder from Riverside Engineering. In November 2010, Upstate Shredding purchased its first Riverside 10,000 hp mega shredder for its Owego, N.Y. processing facility that was just recently installed.
Genesee Scrap has been a fixture in the Rochester community since 1915, when the company began natural fibre recycling of rags and clothing during World War 1. Over time, the company evolved into a recycler of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
The current management team at the facility, located at 80 Steel St., Rochester, N.Y., will remain in place, Weitsman said.
‘This 10,000 horsepower, 122 inch mill shredder is one of the highest producing shredders in the U.S., if not the world, and is the second one that has been purchased by Upstate Shredding this year,’ says Riverside Engineering President Randy Brace. ‘When complete, it will be one of the largest state-of-the-art scrap metal processing facilities in the country.’
The shredder is not the only capital commitment the company is making to the Rochester facility. In addition to the shredder, several improvements to enhance the site’s environmental friendliness will be made, including full paving of the entire yard. The company is also purchasing 200 new roll off containers and 5 new trucks, along with 20 round body steel Scrap Monster trailers. One of New York’s largest transportation companies, Riccelli Trucking of Syracuse, will haul the trailers exclusively for Upstate – Ben Weitsman.
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