Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling wins the American Metal Market Scrap Company of the Year award for the second consecutive year

Untitled1Weitsman once again wins top industry award for North America

OWEGO, NY – June 15, 2016 – Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling has announced that they have once again received the top industry award in North America by leading trade media group, American Metal Market (AMM). The award for Scrap Company of the Year was announced last night at the annual AMM awards dinner at the Edison ballroom in New York City. Weitsman was nominated from a pool of thousands of scrap metal recycling companies and then chosen as one of two finalists along with Jefferson Iron and Metal Brokerage. Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling was also named 2015 Scrap Company of the Year at an awards ceremony last June. The award for scrap company of the year represents the largest honor in scrap and recycling to be given to a firm in North America.

“2015 and 2016 were two of the most trying years historically for the scrap metal recycling industry. I was shocked when we won the award last year, but to win it again, in consecutive years, is equally as shocking. This is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our employees throughout New York and Pennsylvania….it wouldn’t be possible without each and every one of our team members working hard day in and day out. This is the highlight of my professional career and I am honored to have been selected from the extremely deserving scrap metal recycling companies throughout North America. Thank you to America Metal Market and the esteemed judges for their recognition of my team’s tireless dedication to great customer service and commitment to excellence in the industry,” commented Adam Weitsman, CEO of Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling.

For the past seven years, American Metal Market has recognized innovation and excellence in steel and related industries with its Awards for Steel Excellence. Firms that are finalists and winners demonstrate best practices to achieve outstanding results in their field. Winners are selected by a panel of judges with extensive steel industry leadership experience. Judges evaluate the candidates using a point based qualitative approach to determine the winners in each category. Nomination and judging processes are audited by and in full compliance with Euromoney/Institutional investor guidelines and standards to ensure integrity and objectivity.

Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling, the East Coast’s largest privately held scrap metal processor, has a number of locations in the Northeastern United States including two in Owego, two in Ithaca, Binghamton, Brant, Jamestown, Hornell, Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Albany and Allegany, New York as well as Scranton and New Castle Pennsylvania. Headquartered out of Owego, New York, the company will process more than one million tons of ferrous and 300 million pounds of nonferrous scrap metal in 2016. Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling was named the top scrap recycling firm in the world for 2016 by Platts at an international awards ceremony in London last month as well. For more information on the company, please visit

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