Upstate Shredding wins Business of Year Award
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.