Gershow Recycling Provides Aluminum Scrap for High School Robotics Teams

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Who:              Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling

Local high school robotics teams and their mentors


What:             For the fourth year in a row, Gershow Recycling is opening its scrap yard to local high school robotics teams who need aluminum scrap. The teams will use the scrap to construct their 120-pound robots that will compete in the 15th annual Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) on March 27-29 at Hofstra University.


                        Teams scheduled to attend thus far include Half Hollow Hills West, Hauppauge, Longwood, Malverne, North Shore, Northport and Sachem.


When:            Saturday, January 18, 2014

                        8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.


Where:          Gershow Recycling

                        71 Peconic Avenue

                        Medford, NY


Directions:    LIE to Exit 64. Take Route 112 South to Patchogue. Go 0.7 mile. Turn left at Peconic Avenue. Go 1.3 miles. Gershow is on the left.


Photo Ops:  Mr. Abrams joined by members of the high school robotics teams and their mentors. Members of the high school robotics teams displaying the aluminum scrap they received.





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.