Empire Recycling Corporation Buys Local Transportation Company

Empire Recycling Corporation, headquartered in Utica N.Y., has announced the acquisition of Lightning Fast Freight. Lightning Fast is a full service transportation company specializing in intermodal freight.

"Transportation is a huge part of our business and customer service depends on it being able to better control the costs and the logistics of all types of freight is imperative to maintaining that service. This acquisition will enable us to help our customers with inbound and outbound freight as well as providing additional markets for their recyclable materials," said Dave Levitt, project manager for Empire.

The acquisition will bring Empire's fleet of trucks to approximately 60 units and add an additional 30 jobs to their workforce.


Empire was founded in 1916 in Utica and has expanded over 90 years to include recycling of all types of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastic recycling, confidential document destruction through its Confidata division and non-confidential paper recycling through its SMR Fibre division.

Empire currently has eight divisions in Utica, Syracuse, Liverpool, Waterloo, Albany, Watertown and Binghamton.

Materials from Empire are mainly purchased across New York State; the sorted and graded products are later sold worldwide. About 15-20% of the goods are sold internationally, with the rest sold domestically. Over 30 million pounds of materials are currently handled each month at the company's seven facilities.

For more information, please contact Dave Levitt at (315) 724-7161 or dave@empirerecycling.com
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