Upstate Shredding LLC-Ben Weitsman & Son Inc. has opened
its metals recycling and export shipping facility in Albany,
The Owego, N.Y.-based
company has started up its newest location and will hold its
grand opening Aug. 10.
"We have hand selected
the best employees from thousands of applicants around the
country to ensure that we have the most knowledgeable team in
the industry in Albany," president Adam Weitsman said. The new
location has created 40 full-time jobs.
After signing its
lease at the Port of Albany, the company spent $15 million to
build out the site (
amm.com, Dec. 4).
The facility was
paved, numerous buildings were constructed and equipment was
The location expands
Upstate Shreddings footprint to obtain scrap metal in New
York, and allows the company to enter the export arena,
Weitsman said. "Having direct access to export facilities will
greatly hone our competitive edge and allow us to further tap
into domestic and worldwide markets," he said.