Adam Weitsman, President of Upstate Shredding LLC of Owego, NY has announced the company has begin an $8 million program to totally renovate the Solvay operation, now known as Ben Weitsman of Syracuse, to bring it up to the state-of-the-art standards at other Company locations.
Online PR News – 27-April-2010 – – April 26, 2010 - Adam Weitsman, President of Upstate Shredding LLC of Owego, NY has announced the company has begin an $8 million program to totally renovate the Solvay operation, now known as Ben Weitsman of Syracuse, to bring it up to the state-of-the-art standards at other Company locations.
When Upstate Shredding LLC acquired the assets of the scrap metal business of the Matlow Company in Solvay, New York last December in an all cash deal, Adam Weistman projected sales to grow modestly at first. Surprisingly, under new management sales skyrocketed during the first two months of the year--1,500 percent higher than initial projections.
According to Adam Weitsman, the rapid two-month sales increase was attributed to several factors: large concentration on superior customer service, paying the highest prices for all types of scrap metal, faster unloading of customer deliveries, longer hours of operation making it more convenient for customers, and paying customers for their metals on the same day they make deliveries.
"To say we are pleased with these sales figures is an understatement. It’s more that we are astounded by this unexpected performance. What’s good for our business is good for Syracuse. We are not only creating new, good jobs, but when we complete the $8 million dollar upgrade it will be transformed from an old fashioned, unsightly, muddy scrap yard into a modern industrial facility that the area can be proud of, " said Adam Weitsman, president of the Company.
The $8 million dollar upgrade to Ben Weitsman of Syracuse will include paving the entire facility and installing storm water runoff control. Existing buildings will be completely renovated and new structures built. Landscaping and noise mitigation fencing is included the re-development plan. New equipment will include trucks, truck scales, three Sennebogen cranes, two mobile shears, loaders, bailers, high speed conveyors, shipping container loading systems and roll-off containers.
The impressive growth to date has already led to the company hiring ten new employees to augment the staff that stayed on the payroll after the acquisition. New hires included crane and other heavy equipment operators, truck divers and yard workers. "As we continue to grow, we’ll hire more," Weitsman predicted. Initial new equipment upgrades have been able to handle the increased volumes of scrap metals.
"We are very motivated by our early sales success and are confident that our growth in the Syracuse market will be good for us as well as the community. We make a commitment to quality in every aspect of our business and Syracuse will benefit from our involvement in its economic future," Adam Weitsman added.
In February, Adam Weitsman was presented with a Business of the Year award by the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce. Upstate Shredding, LLC - Ben Weitsman & Son, Inc. has two locations in Owego, New York as well as facilities in Binghamton and Ithaca, and is currently in the process of opening a new facility in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It is the largest privately held scrap metal company on the east coast.