APRIL 2010

Upstate Shredding wins Business of Year Award

Upstate Shredding

Upstate Shredding LLC was presented with the Tioga County Business of the Year Award. The award was presented to Adam Weitsman, president of Upstate Shredding.

2009 was an outstanding year for Upstate. The company is the largest privately owned metal processing and recycling operation on the East Coast and headquartered in Tioga County in Owego, New York. During the year, the company made a $25 million dollar equipment and facility investment in its Owego scrap metal processing plant to make it one of the most technologically advanced of its type in the world.

Upgrades included housing new equipment in a 200,000 square-foot complex, a major landscaping and beautification program, installing a storm sewer system and an on-site water treatment plant. In doing so, Upstate exceeded the standards of the EPA and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and was the first “green” plant of its type in the State.

At the Owego plant, Upstate expanded its Mega Shredder operation capable of reducing whole vehicles, motor blocks and all types of scrap metals into component streams of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, glass, plastics and other recyclables. This added capability brought a significant number of new jobs to the area.

In December, Upstate, acquired the Matlow Company, Inc. of Solvay, New York, a suburb of Syracuse, to add to its feeder yards in Owego, Binghamton and Ithaca. The new facility will undergo a comprehensive renovation to meet Upstate’s high environmental and operational standards. This includes new equipment and buildings, yard pavement, installation of a storm water treatment plant and landscaping for beautification and noise abatement.