Yesterday, December 16, 2019 at approximately 12:00 PM a fire ignited in the paper recycling building at the Bayshore Family of Companies facility in Woodbridge Township. This building is connected to our Bayshore offices. The fire did destroy our paper recycling business and offices. However, and most significantly, no one was injured. We are also very fortunate that our core businesses, Bayshore Recycling Corp and Bayshore Soil Management are operational for processing of Class B materials (brick, block concrete, asphalt, clean and contaminated soil, along with aggregate production) and were unaffected. Our fully automated Class A recycling operation (Bayshore Single Steam Solutions) and metals processing business (Coastal Metals) are located on the other end of our property and were similarly unaffected. We are happy to say that these operations are open for business today and email is working.
We would like to sincerely thank all the firefighter units and first responders from throughout the Middlesex, Monmouth and Somerset County region who responded to battle and contain the fire. We also wish to personally thank Woodbridge Township Mayor John McCormac and his Chief of Staff, Caroline Erhlich, for all of their assistance and support during this crisis. A heartfelt thank you to our dedicated employees, customers, countless fellow businesses, non-profit organizations we champion, friends and family of Bayshore who have reached out to offer their concern and sympathy. We are humbled by all of the kind messages and offers to help which we will use as inspiration to recover on nearly an immediate basis to continue serving our customers with critical recycling services.
We thank you for your understanding and appreciate your patience while we get our offices and phones situated. Should you have any follow-up questions, please contact Bayshore Vice President Gary Sondermeyer at 732-589-5576.
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