Ben Weitsman was the founder of Ben Weitsman & Son, Inc., which is the sister company of the New York-based scrap metal company, Upstate Shredding. Headquartered in Owego, New York, Upstate Shredding has 15 locations throughout New York and Pennsylvania. It is owned by Adam Weitsman, grandson of Ben Weitsman.
Ben Weitsman & Son, Inc. was established in 1938. Adam Weitsman began Upstate Shredding under the Ben Weitsman name in 1996 to provide the northeast with the most advanced metal recycling facilities. As of 2015, Upstate Shredding has earned a leading position in the scrap industry and continues to expand through various acquisitions.