Recycling appears on National Geographic TV show
Gershow Recycling was featured in an episode
of National Geographic Television’s new show “Break It Down:
New York Scrap Yard.” The episode aired on May 5.
During the summer of 2010, National Geographic spent several
hundred hours at Gershow to produce the hour-long program featuring
Gershow’s Medford, New York location.
According to National Geographic Television, the episode takes
viewers into Gershow Recycling – a sprawling 40 acre scrap yard
in Long Island. In just one day, the family-run business will
crush three million pounds of scrap – including as many as 500
cars and 20 city buses – to create a multimillion-dollar mound
of steel. This family of scrap connoisseurs has only 10 hours
to get the job done.
“We are so pleased that National Geographic, known throughout
the world as a leader in quality and educational programming,
devoted so much time and resources to learn about our business
and its importance to the economy. This program is an eye-opener
to anyone interested in learning about the scrap metal industry
and recycling in general,” said Kevin Gershowitz, president,
of Gershow Recycling.