Upstate Shredding acquires auto recycling company

Brant Auto Parts has served the Buffalo, N.Y., area for more than 10 years.

March 4, 2014
Recycling Today Staff

Upstate Shredding, based in Owego, N.Y., has announced the acquisition of the assets of Brant Auto Parts, located in Irving, N.Y. 

Brant Auto Parts, founded in 2003, has been serving Buffalo, Hamburg and Dunkirk, N.Y., and the surrounding areas for more than 10 years. The company was a recipient of the Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award in 2007.

“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,” says Adam Weitsman, president of Upstate Shredding.

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

“We have had a number of suitors looking to acquire our yard as we have continued to grow over the last 10 years,” says Tim Dodson, former owner of Brant Auto Parts. “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.”

He adds, “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.”

This acquisition marks the 18th location for Upstate Shredding – Ben Weitsman. The company operates a mega shredder at its Owego headquarters and is installing auto shredders in Albany, N.Y., and New Castle, Pa.