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Gershow Recycling Donates 60 Vehicles to 5th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament
MEDIA ADVISORY for Saturday, May 19, 2012 Thirty of the Vehicles Being Set Aside for Practice Rounds
Charles Keeling, Safety Director, Gershow Recycling
Richard D’Angelo, Manager, Gershow Recycling
Robert J. Varese, Ex-Chief, Northport Fire Department
Local elected officials
What: In support of local fire departments and through the coordination of Robert J. Varese, Ex-Chief, Northport Fire Department, Gershow Recycling is donating 60 vehicles to be used in the 5th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament. Thirty-two teams from 18 fire departments will take part in the tournament.
To help the firefighters prepare for the tournament, Gershow is providing 30 vehicles for them to practice on. The other 30 vehicles will be used in the actual competition.
When: Saturday, May 19, 2012
9 a.m. — Tournament begins
noon — Photo ops with local elected officials
Where: Northport Fire Department Training Grounds — Steer’s Pit
Corner of Steers Avenue and Clipper Drive
Directions: From the East: LIE to Exit 53 toward Bay Shore/Kings Park. Take LIE Service Road for approximately one mile, then take ramp to Sagtikos Parkway. Keep right at the fork to continue toward and merge onto Sagtikos Pkwy. Continue onto Sunken Meadow Pkwy. for approximately 6 miles. Take Exit SM5 W to merge onto Fort Salonga Rd./Rte. 25A W toward Huntington. Go approximately 4.5 miles. Turn right at Main St. After 0.7 mile, turn right at Ocean Ave. Go 0.6 mile and make a left at Steers Ave. Steer’s Pit is one-fifth of a mile down.
From the West: LIE to Exit 53 toward Bay Shore/Kings Park. Take LIE Service Road and continue onto Crooked Hill Rd. After approximately half a mile, take ramp to Sagtikos Parkway. Continue onto Sunken Meadow Pkwy. for approximately 6 miles. Take Exit SM5 W to merge onto Fort Salonga Rd./Rte. 25A W toward Huntington. Go approximately 4.5 miles. Turn right at Main St. After 0.7 mile, turn right at Ocean Ave. Go 0.6 mile and make a left at Steers Ave. Steer’s Pit is one-fifth of a mile down.
Photo Ops: Firefighters participating in tournament. Mr. Rossetti, Mr. Keeling, Mr. D’Angelo and local elected officials being joined by Ex-Chief Varese and firefighter participants.
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.