Gershow Recycling Donates Aluminum Scrap to Local High School Robotics Teams

For the eleventh year in a row, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to local high school robotics teams participating in SBPLI’s Long Island Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition to receive free aluminum scrap. Eight high school robotics teams took advantage of the program and visited Gershow on December 14, 2019: Half Hollow Hills, Hauppauge, Kings Park, North Shore, Patchogue-Medford, Plainview-Old Bethpage, Southold and Westhampton Beach. The teams thanked Gershow for its support.

Pictured (left to right): Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Half Hollow Hills High School Robotics Team Coaches Yury Wolf-Sonkin and Michael Patrick and Team Member Dalton Asch.
Pictured (left to right): Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Half Hollow Hills High School Robotics Team Coaches Yury Wolf-Sonkin and Michael Patrick and Team Member Dalton Asch.
Pictured (left to right): Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Hauppauge High School Robotics Team Advisor Anthony Gibson, Team Presidents Daniel Panaro and Kassiem Jennings and Team Vice President Seamus Buckley.
Pictured (left to right): Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Hauppauge High School Robotics Team Advisor Anthony Gibson, Team Presidents Daniel Panaro and Kassiem Jennings and Team Vice President Seamus Buckley.
Pictured (left to right): Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Kings Park High School Robotics Team Coach Kevin Hutchins and Assistant Coach Sam Kruse.
Pictured (left to right): Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Kings Park High School Robotics Team Coach Kevin Hutchins and Assistant Coach Sam Kruse.
North Shore High School Robotics Team Coach Steve Peroni, Team Members Louis Lavenda and Gavin Mason and Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams.
North Shore High School Robotics Team Coach Steve Peroni, Team Members Louis Lavenda and Gavin Mason and Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams.
Gershow Manager Jonathan and Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team Mentors Roger Arnoldi and Matt Boehm.
Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams and Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team Mentors Roger Arnoldi and Matt Boehm.
Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Plainview-Old Bethpage Robotics Team Parent Brian Sackstein, Safety Captain Brandon Sackstein and Team Member Arnav Surjan.
Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Plainview-Old Bethpage Robotics Team Parent Brian Sackstein, Safety Captain Brandon Sackstein and Team Member Arnav Surjan.
Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Southold High School Robotics Team Coach Bob Gammon and Mentors Tom Schade and Ken Tiu.
Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams, Southold High School Robotics Team Coach Bob Gammon and Mentors Tom Schade and Ken Tiu.
Westhampton Beach High School Robotics Team Coach Tony Kryl, his daughter Michelle Kryl and Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams.
Westhampton Beach High School Robotics Team Coach Tony Kryl, his daughter Michelle Kryl and Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams.

 

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

John Zaher (standing behind podium), Representative, Gershow Recycling, speaks during a press conference announcing the Town of Huntington’s anti-drunk and distracted driving campaign on December 16.
John Zaher (standing behind podium), Representative, Gershow Recycling, speaks during a press conference announcing the Town of Huntington’s anti-drunk and distracted driving campaign on December 16. Also pictured (left to right): Isai Fuentes, Program Specialist, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, New York State Office; Liisa Anderson, cousin of Karen Rodgers-Holden, who was killed by a drunk driver; William Holden, Ms. Rodgers-Holden’s husband; Joan Cergol, Councilwoman; Chad Lupinacci, Supervisor; Edmund J.W. Smyth and Mark Cuthbertson, Councilmen, Town of Huntington; and William Scrima, John Martins and Kevin Kumpfbeck, Officers, Suffolk County Police Department.

Gershow Recycling recently donated 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.

John Zaher, Representative, Gershow Recycling, took part in a press conference that was held on December 16, along with local elected officials, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), law enforcement personnel and a local family who lost a loved one to a drunk driver. He thanked the Town and MADD 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. “Gershow Recycling is proud to be part of this campaign, which shows the dangers of driving under the influence and distracted driving,” said Mr. Zaher.

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

Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of Fire Department of New York Rescue Squad 252.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of Fire Department of New York Rescue Squad 252.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY Engine 231/Ladder 120 at Watkins Avenue.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented turkeys to members of FDNY Engine 231/Ladder 120 at Watkins Avenue.
Eric Kugler (second from left) and Scott Kolesari (right), Managers, Gershow Recycling, pose with members of FDNY’s Rescue Company Number 2, who received five turkeys from Gershow.
Eric Kugler (second from left) and Scott Kolesari (right), Managers, Gershow Recycling, pose with members of FDNY’s Rescue Company Number 2, who received five turkeys from Gershow.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of Ladder 103 “Pride of Sheffield Avenue” and one of the turkeys the fire department received from Gershow.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of Ladder 103 “Pride of Sheffield Avenue” and one of the turkeys the fire department received from Gershow.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of New York Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit Truck #7 and the 75th Precinct and one of the turkeys donated by Gershow.
Eric Kugler (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of New York Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit Truck #7 and the 75th Precinct and one of the turkeys donated by Gershow.
Eric Kugler (third from right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of the FDNY’s Engine 332/Ladder 175, who received four turkeys from Gershow.
Eric Kugler (third from right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of the FDNY’s Engine 332/Ladder 175, who received four turkeys from Gershow.

On November 26, in celebration of Thanksgiving and in assisting the local 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 local families in need. Those who received the turkeys included FDNY Rescue Squad 252, FDNY Engine 231/Ladder 120 at Watkins Avenue, FDNY Rescue Company Number 2, FDNY Ladder 103 “Pride of Sheffield Avenue,” NYPD Emergency Services Unit Truck #7, FDNY Engine 332/Ladder 175; NYPD 75th Precinct and NYPD 73rd Precinct.

Gershow Recycling Hosts International Visitors for a Tour of the Medford Facility

Kevin Gershowitz (back row, second from right), President, Gershow Recycling, is joined by Pete Vaillant (back row, right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, and members of Ruslom, an organization comprised of scrap metal company representatives from Russia, whom Gershow hosted at a tour of its Medford facility on September 13.
Kevin Gershowitz (back row, second from right), President, Gershow Recycling, is joined by Pete Vaillant (back row, right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, and members of Ruslom, an organization comprised of scrap metal company representatives from Russia, whom Gershow hosted at a tour of its Medford facility on September 13.

Russian Scrap Metal CEOs See Advanced Recycling Technology Firsthand

On September 13, Gershow Recycling hosted 14 owners and CEOs of scrap metal companies from Russia for a tour of its Medford facility. The guests were part of Ruslom, a trade organization comprised of representatives from the Russian scrap metal industry. The group recently came to the United States to visit numerous scrap metal recycling companies across the country, including Gershow.

Gershow is highly recognized for having one of the most technologically advanced scrap metal processing facilities in the world. Its technology allows the company to minimize metal waste entering landfills, helping to protect the local environment.

“This is one of the best tours I have taken,” said Victor Kovshevny, Director, Ruslom, who helped organize the visit. “Gershow should be proud of the work they do. We are very grateful to the company for showing us their facility and for hosting us.”

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School Graduating Senior Tiandra Browne

Pictured are Tiandra Browne (left), a member of Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School’s Class of 2019, and Eric Kugler (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling. Ms. Browne was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

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 has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead.

 

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Herricks High School Graduating Senior Simon Liu

Pictured are John Conroy (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, and Simon Liu (right), a member of Herricks High School’s Class of 2019. Mr. Liu was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

 

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 Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Freeport High School Graduating Senior Leah Hochman

Pictured are Peter O’Donovan (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, and Leah Hochman (right), a member of Freeport High School’s Class of 2019. Ms. Hochman was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

 

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 Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Valley Stream High School Graduating Senior Nader Ahmed

Pictured are Nader Ahmed (left), a member of Valley Stream Central High School’s Class of 2019, and Peter O’Donovan (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling. Mr. Ahmed was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

 

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 Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Longwood High School Graduating Senior Logan Villano

Pictured are Logan Villano (left), a member of Longwood High School’s Class of 2019, and Jonathan Abrams (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling. Mr. Villano was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors whohave displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

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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Patchogue Lions Club Hosts “Christmas in June” for Local School Children at Boomer’s Family Fun Center

Annual Event Co-Sponsored by Gershow Recycling

Jonathan Abrams (fifth from right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presents the check in the amount of $1,500 to Vito LaMonica (center), Event Organizer, Patchogue Lions Club, at the Christmas in June event on June 25th at Boomers Family Fun Center in Medford. Also pictured, (left to right) Tom Ferb, Peter Feehan, Lou Giordano, Dan King, Current President Robert Silver, and William Beagan, Patchogue Lions Club; Robert Epstein, Principal, Canaan Elementary School; and Dominick Bonanno and Robert Schwarz, members of Patchogue Lions Club.

The Patchogue Lions Club held its nineteenth annual “Christmas in June” event on Tuesday, June 25 at Boomer’s Family Fun Center in Medford. For the fourteenth consecutive year, as part of its ongoing community service, Gershow Recycling sponsored the event by donating $1,500.

Approximately 150 school children from seven elementary schools in the Patchogue-Medford School District were chosen to participate in this year’s event by their respective principals. Since the Patchogue Lions Club has started “Christmas in June,” more than 2,000 children have participated in this fun-filled event.

“This was a nice way to give these children an opportunity to have some fun and spend the day with their friends,” said Lou Giordano, President, Patchogue Lions Club. “It gave the children a place to enjoy themselves, especially with the school year drawing to a close.”

Children were treated to lunch and then given full access for several hours to attractions, including rides, go-carts, wall climbing, bumper boats, and arcade games.

“We were very happy in joining with the Patchogue Lions Club to make this day possible for these children,” said Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling. “They always have a great time here. With the summer season beginning, the timing couldn’t be better.”

For more information, call the Patchogue Lions at (631) 654-3737, or visit patchoguelions.com. For more information about Gershow Recycling, please call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.

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