New recycling center + 2.5 million pounds of steel
Here's an example of real steel.
Remember the Rochester recycling center that expanded at the end of last year?
During the first week of January, Watson Recycling opened its new $3.5 million location on 81st Street Northeast near 11th Avenue.
I was talking to Jeremiah Watson, the CEO of Watson Recycling, today and he shared an interesting number.
Since it opened, the new site has taken in almost 2.5 million pound of steel. That's a lot of metal. It is particularly significant, because Watson had not accepted steel until then.
The current Watson on North Broadway location remains open and will stay so for at least a year.
At its North Broadway location, Watson buys aluminum, copper, stainless steel and other nonferrous metals. Then it resells the metal to mills.
Watson Recycling is a third generation family business. These days it is run by four brothers - Jeremiah, David, John and Tim Watson. They took it over from their dad, Glen Watson.