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Scrap yard announces $5 million renovation project

By Traci DeLore

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BINGHAMTON — Ben Weitsman of Binghamton has launched a $5 million renovation and upgrade project at its scrap yard facility.

“This multi-million dollar upgrade will bring the Binghamton yard in line with the high level of quality, service, and environmental protection that our customers and neighbors expect from Ben Weitsman,” owner Adam Weitsman said in a release. “This is an investment in our customers to accommodate increased customer traffic and give them the best experience possible when they come to our yard.”

Work will include the demolition of old buildings, construction of new ones, landscaping, and paving. Ben Weitsman will use temporary structures during the project so that the facility at 10 Brandywine St. remains open during construction.

New equipment will include cranes, loaders, digital scales, and other capital investments to improve efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction.

The company will not ask for any incentives, tax breaks, or government assistance.

“The scrap yard in Binghamton has been around for nearly a century, and it is time to modernize the operation,” Weitsman said.

Parent company Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman (www.upstateshredding.com), headquartered in Owego, processes more than 800,000 tons of ferrous and 150 million pounds of non-ferrous scrap annually at 11 locations in New York and Pennsylvania.

Contact DeLore at tgregory@tgbbj.com

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