Adam Weitsman, Names Kris Lane Named General Manager of Nonferrous Operations at Upstate Shredding

Upstate Shredding has announced Kris Lane as its General Manager of Nonferrous Operations.

Online PR News – 30-June-2010 – – Adam Weitsman, President of Upstate Shredding LLC, today announced that Mr. Kris Lane has joined his company as General Manager of Nonferrous Operations. With locations in Owego, Binghamton, Ithaca and Syracuse, Upstate is the largest privately owned metal processing and recycling operation on the East Coast. Nonferrous operations include the acquisition, processing and recovery of metals other than iron and alloys without appreciable amounts of iron, such as aluminum, copper, zinc and brass.

Before joining Upstate, Lane was Joint Product Manager for Schnitzer Steel, a global leader in the metals recycling industry, at the company’s Everett, Massachusetts port facility. There he managed daily operations and technology upgrades for a plant that produced up to 4.5 million pounds of nonferrous metals per month, primarily for international export.

“Kris’ 12 years experience in the scrap metal business with career emphasis in technologies increasing nonferrous yields and his portside export experience is a rare combination,” said Weitsman. “With Kris’s leadership strengths, we’re confident we can turn our nonferrous export team into one of the strongest in the industry.”

Prior to Schnitzer, Kris Lane was Operations Manager for NFR Northeast in Auburn, New York and continued there in that position when it was acquired by the Reserve Management Group in 2003. While at NFR, Lane worked with engineers and leading technology partners to design and build a heavy media plant employing eddy current technologies, the primary method of separating nonferrous from ferrous metals.

Upstate Shredding recently completed a $25 million dollar investment to its main processing plant in Owego. Upgrades included adding the most advanced nonferrous separation technology available today: a polishing drum magnet system that automatically removes electric motors containing copper armatures; four new dynamic ferrous metal separation systems using eddy currents; a dual-energy X-Ray separator that identifies metal particles by atomic density; six new dry-heavy media plants to remove copper from aluminum; optic color sorters that analyze metals by shape and color to trigger automatic separation and a new $8 million dollar system that separates copper wire from plastic insulation.

“We have made significant investments to improve Upstate’s nonferrous metal recovery system and with Kris on board we have the best management in place to align with our expansion strategy,” Weitsman concluded.