Gershow Recycling Sponsors “Metal for Tesla” Event

Collects 30,000 Pounds of Scrap; Proceeds to Support Cleanup of Tesla Science Center Property

David Seiler (left), Account Executive, Gershow Recycling Corporation, joins the members of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe at the “Metal for Tesla” event in Shoreham on March 20. Also pictured (left to right): Douglas Borge, Chief Operating Officer; Paul Rosa, Volunteer; Eugene Genova, Board Member; Dan Black, Judy Black, Jeff Brown and Karl Sidenius, Volunteers.

Gershow Recycling was a sponsor of the “Metal for Tesla” scrap metal fundraiser at the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (TSCW) in Shoreham on March 20. During the event, Gershow collected 30,000 pounds of scrap metal, which wound up being recycled and kept out of landfills. Through the fundraiser and donations made by Gershow, $9,500 was raised to support the organization. Proceeds went to support renovations at Wardenclyffe. In addition to its sponsorship of the event, Gershow provided the use of a scrap metal container and handed out hats, magnets, sweatshirts and brochures to those in attendance.

Since 2013, Gershow has provided scrap metal containers for the TSCW as part of its efforts to help the non-profit organization renovate Wardenclyffe, which is the site of the only remaining laboratory of the famous inventor, Nikola Tesla. Plans for the property include a Tesla museum, an Education and Visitor Center with space to host community workshops and an innovation center for startup companies to help launch their businesses.

Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com/.

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Started in 1964 by Sam Gershowitz, Gershow Recycling began as a two man operation with a tractor and trailer, a boom truck and the first portable car flattener. Now with the second generation carrying on the legacy, Gershow generates over 750 jobs, contributing millions of dollars to the local economy, while helping to preserve Long Island’s environment. Gershow Recycling takes aluminum, brass, copper, steel, cast iron, appliances, cars and vehicles. In keeping with its philosophy of “Conserving the Future by Recycling the Past,” Gershow Recycling purchases scrap metal that would have otherwise wound up in local landfills, and turns them into high-quality scrap products for recycling. The company produces both ferrous and non-ferrous products.

Gershow Recycling Donates Use of Wrecked Vehicle to Town of Huntington for Anti-Drunk and Distracted Driving Campaign

Gershow Recycling recently donated the use of a wrecked car in support of the Town of Huntington’s Anti-Drunk and Distracted Driving Campaign. Presented by Mark Cuthbertson, Councilman, Town of Huntington, and the Huntington Town Board, the program reminds residents of the dangers of drunk or distracted driving during the holidays.

Kevin Gershowitz (standing behind podium), President, Gershow Recycling, speaks during a press conference announcing the Town of Huntington’s anti-drunk and distracted driving campaign on December 7. Also pictured (left to right): William Scrima, Officer, Suffolk County Police Department; Chad Lupinacci, Supervisor, Town of Huntington; Mark Cuthbertson and Edmund J.M. Smyth, Council Members, Town of Huntington; William Holden, husband of Karen Holden, who was killed by a drunk driver; Joanne Sperando, Ms. Holden’s friend; Lynne Rogers Pallmeyer, Ms. Holden’s sister; and Liisa Anderson, Ms. Holden’s cousin. (Photo Courtesy of the Town of Huntington)

Kevin Gershowitz, President, Gershow Recycling, took part in a press conference that was held on December 7, along with local elected officials, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), law enforcement personnel and Keys for Karen, a nonprofit organization formed by a local family who lost a loved one to a drunk driver.

Mr. Gershowitz thanked the Town, MADD and Keys for Karen for their public awareness efforts and noted that Gershow takes in thousands of vehicles that were involved in serious accidents each year, some of which were the result of drunk driving. “There’s no reason to drink and drive,” he said. “We have too many conveniences today with our cell phones and apps. If you don’t want to hurt yourself or, worse than that, if you don’t want to hurt someone else, don’t drink and drive.”

Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com/.

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Started in 1964 by Sam Gershowitz, Gershow Recycling began as a two man operation with a tractor and trailer, a boom truck and the first portable car flattener. Now with the second generation carrying on the legacy, Gershow generates over 750 jobs, contributing millions of dollars to the local economy, while helping to preserve Long Island’s environment. Gershow Recycling takes aluminum, brass, copper, steel, cast iron, appliances, cars and vehicles. In keeping with its philosophy of “Conserving the Future by Recycling the Past,” Gershow Recycling purchases scrap metal that would have otherwise wound up in local landfills, and turns them into high-quality scrap products for recycling. The company produces both ferrous and non-ferrous products.

Gershow Recycling Purchases 50 Turkeys That Were Distributed to Local Families in Need

Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY’s Engine 332/Ladder 175 at Bradford Street.

On November 24-25, in celebration of Thanksgiving and in assisting the community, Gershow Recycling purchased 50 turkeys that the company distributed to local law enforcement agencies and fire departments. The turkeys were then given out to families in need. Those who received the turkeys included the Fire Department of New York’s (FDNY) Engine 231/Ladder 120 at Watkins Street; FDNY’s Engine 290/Ladder 103 “Pride of Sheffield Avenue”; FDNY’s Engine 332/Ladder 175 at Bradford Street; FDNY’s Rescue Squad 252; the Emergency Service Unit; and the New York Police Department’s 73rd and 75th Precincts.

Eric Kugler (second from left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY’s Engine 290/Ladder 103 “Pride of Sheffield Avenue.”
Scott Kolesari (second from right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of NYPD’s 73rd Precinct.
Eric Kugler (second from left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY’s Rescue Squad 252.
Eric Kugler (standing, fifth from right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY’s Engine 231/Ladder 120 at Watkins Street.

Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6  188 or visit www.gershow.com

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* Photos are attached.

Started in 1964 by Sam Gershowitz, Gershow Recycling began as a two man operation with a tractor and trailer, a boom truck and the first portable car flattener. Now with the second generation carrying on the legacy, Gershow generates over 750 jobs, contributing millions of dollars to the local economy, while helping to preserve Long Island’s environment. Gershow Recycling takes aluminum, brass, copper, steel, cast iron, appliances, cars and vehicles. In keeping with its philosophy of “Conserving the Future by Recycling the Past,” Gershow Recycling purchases scrap metal that would have otherwise wound up in local landfills, and turns them into high-quality scrap products for recycling. The company produces both ferrous and non-ferrous products.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarships to Local Graduating High School Seniors

Despite the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on local businesses, Gershow Recycling continued to provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors from Long Island and the New York metropolitan area with its Environmental Conservation Scholarship. Now in its 12th year, this one-time, $1,000 scholarship is given to a student who intends to continue their studies in either engineering or environmental science after graduation.

Most high schools also had to adapt to the pandemic as they transitioned to virtual scholarship ceremonies. This allowed local Gershow managers to record congratulatory messages for the recipients that could be viewed online.

This year’s recipients were Audrey Barry (Bellport High School), Nolan Kata (Bay Shore High School), Aden Hunter (Lindenhurst High School), Byanca Caetano-Soares (Patchogue-Medford High School), Brandon Thomas (Valley Stream Central High School), Jaden McAleese (Freeport High School), Subhana Zafar (Walt Whitman High School), Mary Tsahas (Herricks High School), Leyal Hamdan (Longwood High School), Kylie Plitt (Riverhead High School), and Clenio Correia (Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School).

For the second year in a row, Gershow partnered with the Medford Chamber of Commerce to present the Gershow Recycling/Medford Chamber of Commerce Scholarship. This year’s recipient was Adrian Rutkowski of Patchogue-Medford High School. This one-time award in the amount of $1,000 is presented to a Patchogue-Medford High School student who intends to continue studying environmental science, recycling or business.

Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Westhampton Beach High School Robotics Team

For the eleventh year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams participating in School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s (SBPLI) upcoming Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition to receive free aluminum scrap. Westhampton Beach High School was one of eight high school robotics teams that took advantage of the program and visited Gershow on December 14.

Members of the Westhampton Beach High School robotics team will use the aluminum scrap and their kit of parts to help them build a 120-pound robot. They will have six weeks to construct the robot and prepare for the upcoming competition. The Westhampton Beach High School robotics team thanked Gershow for its support.

Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.

Jonathan Abrams (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, is joined by Tony Kryl (left), Coach and his daughter, Michelle Kryl (center), Member, Westhampton Beach High School robotics team, during Gershow’s Scrap Metal Day at its Medford facility on December 14.

 

 

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Southold High School Robotics Team

For the eleventh year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams participating in School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s (SBPLI) upcoming Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition to receive free aluminum scrap. Southold High School was one of eight high school robotics teams that took advantage of the program and visited Gershow on December 14.

Members of the Southold High School robotics team will use the aluminum scrap and their kit of parts to help them build a 120-pound robot. They will have six weeks to construct the robot and prepare for the upcoming competition. The Southold High School robotics team thanked Gershow for its support.

Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.

Jonathan Abrams (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, is joined by Bob Gammon (second from left), Coach, Tom Schade (second from right) and Ken Tiu (right), Mentors, Southold High School robotics team, during Gershow’s Scrap Metal Day at its Medford facility on December 14.

 

 

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Plainview-Old Bethpage High School Robotics Team

For the eleventh year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams participating in School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s (SBPLI) upcoming Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition to receive free aluminum scrap. Plainview-Old Bethpage High School was one of eight high school robotics teams that took advantage of the program and visited Gershow on December 14.

Members of the Plainview-Old Bethpage High School robotics team will use the aluminum scrap and their kit of parts to help them build a 120-pound robot. They will have six weeks to construct the robot and prepare for the upcoming competition. The Plainview-Old Bethpage High School robotics team thanked Gershow for its support.

Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.

Jonathan Abrams (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, is joined by Brian Sackstein (second from left), Parent, Brandon Sackstein (second from right), Safety Captain, and Arnav Surjan (right), Member, Plainview-Old Bethpage robotics team, during Gershow’s Scrap Metal Day at its Medford facility on December 14.

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team

For the eleventh year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams participating in School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s (SBPLI) upcoming Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition to receive free aluminum scrap. Patchogue-Medford High School was one of eight high school robotics teams that took advantage of the program and visited Gershow on December 14.

Members of the Patchogue-Medford High School robotics team will use the aluminum scrap and their kit of parts to help them build a 120-pound robot. They will have six weeks to construct the robot and prepare for the upcoming competition. The Patchogue-Medford High School robotics team thanked Gershow for its support.

Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.

Jonathan Abrams (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, is joined by Roger Arnoldi (center) and Matt Boehm (right), Mentors, Patchogue-Medford High School robotics team, during Gershow’s Scrap Metal Day at its Medford facility on December 14.

 

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to North Shore High School Robotics Team

For the eleventh year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams participating in School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s (SBPLI) upcoming Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition to receive free aluminum scrap. North Shore High School was one of eight high school robotics teams that took advantage of the program and visited Gershow on December 14.

Members of the North Shore High School robotics team will use the aluminum scrap and their kit of parts to help them build a 120-pound robot. They will have six weeks to construct the robot and prepare for the upcoming competition. The North Shore High School robotics team thanked Gershow for its support.

Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.

Jonathan Abrams (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, is joined by Steve Peroni (left), Coach, and Louis Lavenda (second from left) and Gavin Mason (second from right), Members, North Shore High School robotics team, during Gershow’s Scrap Metal Day at its Medford facility on December 14.

 

 

Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Kings Park High School Robotics Team

For the eleventh year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams participating in School-Business Partnerships of Long Island’s (SBPLI) upcoming Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition to receive free aluminum scrap. Kings Park High School was one of eight high school robotics teams that took advantage of the program and visited Gershow on December 14.

Members of the Kings Park High School robotics team will use the aluminum scrap and their kit of parts to help them build a 120-pound robot. They will have six weeks to construct the robot and prepare for the upcoming competition. The Kings Park High School robotics team thanked Gershow for its support.

Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.

Jonathan Abrams (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, is joined by Kevin Hutchins (center), Coach, and Sam Kruse (right), Assistant Coach, Kings Park High School robotics team, during Gershow’s Scrap Metal Day at its Medford facility on December 14.