Ben Weitsman of Rochester expanding new steel division with brand new 10,000 square foot warehouse

Weitsman Recycling has begun work on a brand new state-of-the-art new steel warehouse at the company’s Ben Weitsman of Rochester facility at 80 Steel St. in Rochester, N.Y. With three other new steel locations in Binghamton, Owego, and Ithaca, N.Y., this addition expands the new steel division into the State’s third most populous city.

The ground breaking for the new building began recently with the opening of the new warehouse scheduled for January 2015.

“We look forward to expanding our new steel business into the Rochester market,” commented Adam Weitsman, owner of Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling.

He continued, “Our initiative this year has been on further growing the new steel division companywide and this fits in perfectly with our strategy. We anticipate becoming a major player in the new steel business throughout the Northeast as our footprint for scrap recycling continues to aggressively grow. The two complement each other well and we have been pleased with the increase in sales for new steel and look forward to bringing Rochester with a brand new 10,000 square foot warehouse that customers and the Rochester community will be proud of.”

Once open in January, the new steel warehouse will stock and distribute structural, flats and rounds, plate and sheet, bar stock, tubing and pipe in steel, aluminum and stainless. The Rochester location will also saw cut and shear as well as perform rebar fabrication.

The warehouse will add several new jobs locally to support the planned increase in business for both new steel and scrap customers in the region. The company plans to be the low cost supplier to businesses and the general public in the Greater Rochester area as well as surrounding communities.

Customers will have the option of coming on site to shop or place quotes and orders via telephone, fax or email.  Delivery service will also be available for customers.  Implementation of a new ERP system will tie all new steel locations together in order to keep inventory levels at minimums, which will in turn lower cost to give greater savings to our customers.

Since acquiring the assets of Genesee Scrap in August 2011, Ben Weitsman of Rochester, a division of the East Coast’s largest privately held scrap metal processor, has grown customer volume over ten times and has established market leadership in the scrap recycling industry in the region.

Parent company Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling currently has 17 locations throughout New York and Pennsylvania and has aggressively expanded its footprint through the Northeast. The company will process more than 1 million tons of ferrous and 250 million pounds of nonferrous in 2014. In May, the company won the top award in the world for scrap recycling by Platts, a division of McGraw-Hill.

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