Allan Gerlat, News Editor

February 14, 2014

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Upstate Shredding Buys Recycler Capitol Scrap Metal

Upstate Shredding LLC-Ben Weitsman has acquired Capitol Scrap Metal Co. for an undisclosed cash amount.

Owego, N.Y.-based Upstate Shredding said in a news release that it purchased the assets of the Albany, N.Y.-based Capitol Scrap as part of its emphasis on expanding its footprint in the Albany market.

The Capitol assets will help Upstate Shredding consolidate into a mega-yard at its current Albany location, where it opened a retail scrap yard and export facility last August.

“This facility is strategically located to help us continue to grow our Albany region market, and to feed our new shredder and export facility at the port of Albany,” said Adam Weitsman, owner of Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman.

Capitol Scrap recycles ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including aluminum, copper, brass, lead, stainless steel, cast iron, steel, scrap auto parts and batteries, insulated copper and electric motors.

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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