NEW YORK John Silva has
joined Upstate Shredding LLC-Ben Weitsman & Son Inc. as
vice president of port operations.
A 20-year industry veteran,
Silva comes to the company from New York-based Sims Metal
Management Ltd., where most recently he was vice president of
Silva will be based at the
companys Ben Weitsman of Buffalo retail scrap operation,
which is under construction, until his noncompete contract with
Sims expires, Owego, N.Y.-based Upstate Shredding said
After that, Silva will help run
the companys proposed 18-acre Port of Albany export
terminal and full-service scrap business (
amm.com, Sept. 12), the company said.
Upstate Shredding expects to process more than 1 million
tons of ferrous scrap metal and 200 million pounds of
nonferrous scrap metal in 2013, it said.