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Upstate Shredding Buys Scrap Firm HornellUpstate Shredding Buys Scrap Firm Hornell

Allan Gerlat

September 17, 2013

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Upstate Shredding Buys Scrap Firm Hornell

Upstate Shredding LLC-Ben Weitman has purchased scrap yard operation Hornell Waste Material Co. for an undisclosed amount.

The Owego, N.Y.-based Upstate Shredding said in a news release the acquisition of the Hornell, N.Y.-based scrap firm should close by mid-October.

“We do not yet have a location in Steuben County so this acquisition is filling a great need to serve Hornell and the surrounding areas,” said Adam Weitsman, owner of Upstate Shredding.

Hornell Waste was founded in 1908. Its owner, Myer Spitulnik, died in 2012.

The acquisition marks Upstate Shredding’s 15th location, and it looks to continue to expand.

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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