Gershow Recycling Announces Use of 30 Vehicles for 7th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

In support of local fire departments and through the coordination of Robert J. Varese, former chief of the Northport Fire Department, Gershow Recycling is donating the use of 30 vehicles to be used in the 7th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament, which will take place May 10 at Steer’s Pit (corner of Steers Avenue and Clipper Drive), starting at 9 a.m. Representatives from Gershow will be joined by local elected officials and members of participating fire departments.

Teams from Long Island fire departments will take part in the tournament. Each team will be judged on the amount of time it took to perform the extrication, the handling of equipment and the safety procedures they followed. Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit the Suffolk County Burn Center.

“Gershow Recycling is proud to be part of this event,” said Steven Rossetti, Vice President of Special Projects, Gershow Recycling. “By providing the use of the vehicles for the competition, this allows these firefighters to improve their extrication skills so that, when they are called to a real emergency, they will be prepared.”

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



About Gershow Recycling

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.