Adam S. Rosenthal Joins Upstate Shredding - Ben Weitsman & Son as Director of Acquisitions

Adam Rosenthal former General Manager for Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., a global leader in metals recycling, has joined Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman & Son Inc. He now the Director of Acquisitions as announced by company president, Adam Weitsman.

Online PR News – 06-January-2011 – – Owego, NY, (January 4, 2011)— Adam Weitsman, president of Upstate Shredding - Ben Weitsman & Son, today announced that Adam S. Rosenthal has joined his Company as Director of Acquisitions. Prior to joining Upstate, Mr. Rosenthal was General Manager of scrap metal facilities for Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., a global leader in metals recycling.

“Over the past year we have acquired businesses in Syracuse, Jamestown and Liberty, New York and in Towanda, Pennsylvania,” Adam Weitsman commented. “We are eager to acquire others to feed our upgraded shredder capacity and maximize our investment in the latest nonferrous technology. Mr. Rosenthal’s nearly 30-years experience in virtually every aspect of the metals business from mining to brokerage to managing multiple scrap metal and recycling facilities is invaluable. He knows the business inside and out and that’s what it takes to evaluate and complete successful acquisitions as well as the integration that needs to come with it.”

Prior to joining Upstate, Mr. Rosenthal had operational responsibility for six northeastern Schnitzer Steel facilities. Before that, he held management positions with New York Recycling Ventures, a Division of Metal Management NE, Inc.; W. Silver Recycling; Commercial Metals Company; Albert Bros., Inc.; Recycling Industries; Staiman Recycling/Brothers; David J. Joseph Company and World Resources.

“I see this as a wonderful opportunity to put a wealth of hard-earned career knowledge to work on an exciting venture for a dynamic, growing company. Adam has told me what he wants and I know what to look for. I look forward to working with a harmonious team that is bound for even greater success,” said Rosenthal. “We plan on announcing more exciting acquisitions in the next 60 days.”

Adam Rosenthal holds a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
In addition to the recent acquisitions, the Company has feeder yards in Binghamton, Ithaca and Owego, New York as well as a separate mega-shredder and nonferrous separation plant in Owego. The shredder is currently being upgraded to a 10,000 hp Riverside Engineering mega shredder that will handle 400-tons per hour. Upstate Shredding LLC – Ben Weitsman & Son is the largest privately held scrap metal processor and recycling operation on the east coast.

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