Upstate Shredding acquires Brant Auto Parts

IRVING – Upstate Shredding has announced the acquisition of the assets of Brant Auto Parts, located in Irving in the western region of New York state. Brant Auto Parts, founded in 2003, has been serving Buffalo, Hamburg and Dunkirk, as well as the surrounding areas for over 10 years. Located at 1132 Brant Farnham Road in Irving, Brant Auto Parts has become a home for scrap metal recycling in the region and was a recipient of the Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award.

Serving more than 96 areas in the region, Brant Auto Parts is located less than an hour north of Jamestown and 40 minutes south of Buffalo.

“This location is perfect for our western expansion plans as we continue to build out our footprint and acquire yards that are strategically located in the Northeast,” Ben Weitsman said.

The deal is an all cash transaction and the existing staff of Brant Auto Parts will be retained. Brant specializes in the recycling of all grades of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal, including batteries.

“We have had a number of suitors looking to acquire our yard as we have continued to grow over the last 10 years. This business has been a fixture in our community and it was very important to us that whomever we considered selling to had the same community focus that we do. We are very excited to join the Upstate Shredding – Ben Weitsman family and we look forward to all of the positive improvements and growth that this location and our community will experience as a result,” commented Tim Dodson, former owner of Brant Auto Parts.

This acquisition marks the 18th location for Upstate Shredding Ben Weitsman. With locations throughout New York and Pennsylvania, and one of the most powerful mega-shredders in the world with two additional shredders being installed this year (Albany and New Castle, Pa.), Upstate Shredding Ben Weitsman continues to establish itself as a leader in the scrap recycling industry. The company was ranked as one of the largest scrap companies in North America by Recycling Today, was 2013 AMM finalist for Scrap Company of the Year and, in March of 2013, Upstate was named as one of the top scrap and recycling companies in the world by Platts. The company expects to process more than 1 million tons of ferrous and 250 million pounds of nonferrous metal in 2014. The company, headquartered in Owego, will be honored in March for environmental excellence by the New York League of Conservation Voters.

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