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Upstate Shredding Buys New York’s Reamer Recycling (with video)Upstate Shredding Buys New York’s Reamer Recycling (with video)

Allan Gerlat

August 15, 2013

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Upstate Shredding Buys New York’s Reamer Recycling (with video)

Upstate Shredding LLC-Ben Weitsman has purchased scrap firm Reamer Recycling Services Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

Owego, N.Y.-based Upstate Shredding said in a news release the all-cash transaction will close by the end of August. When the deal is complete Upstate will pave the facility, redo the buildings and bring in new equipment.

Reamer, also known as Wallace Industries, is headquartered in Ithaca, N.Y.

“Reamer Recycling is the Finger Lakes largest scrap yard, and we are thrilled to have them as a part of our network.” said Adam Weitsman, president of Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman.

Bill Reamer, former owner of the company, will stay on to assist with the transition.

Upstate Recycling said it is discussing buying other scrap yards in New York and Pennsylvania.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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