MEDIA ADVISORY For February 5, 2011: Gershow Recycling Provides Aluminum Scrap for High School Robotics Teams
Local high school robotics teams and their mentors
What: Gershow Recycling is opening its scrap yard to local high school robotics teams who need aluminum scrap to construct their 130-pound robots that will compete in the 12th annual Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) that will take place March 24-26 at Hofstra University.
When: Saturday, February 5, 2011
Where: Gershow Recycling
71 Peconic Avenue
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.
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 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 “Preserving 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.
Hank Russell, Public Relations Director
156 North Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
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