Plastics Recycler Expands SC Operations

ICE Recycling will invest $1 million to grow its business in Florence County, S.C.

April 8, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

ICE Recycling LLC, a recycler of plastics and other materials based in Lake City, S.C., has announced plans to expand its operations in Florence County in that state. The expansion plan is expected to cost about $1 million and to create 15 new jobs.

“We are excited about expanding our capabilities and aggressively growing our customer base,” say Butch Crawford and Larry Gay Jr., owners of ICE Recycling, in a news release issued by the state of South Carolina. “This new facility will nearly double the amount of overall space under roof for additional processing equipment and growth of operations.”

The investment includes the purchase an existing building in Lake City in which the company will expand its recycling operations. The company has already started operations at the new 200,000-square-foot facility. The addition of the new space will allow the company to increase its capacity and free up processing space at its original site, also in Lake City.

On its website, ICE Recycling says it specializes in handling “materials from industries [that] would otherwise be sent to landfills. These materials range from scrap fabrics, threads, molded parts, bottles [and] various packaging materials.” A commodity list provided by ICE includes “plastics, polymers, paper, cardboard, aluminum, metal, etc.,” with plastics including “nylon 66, nylon6, PET, PP, PE, HIPS, PS, LDPE, HDPE [and] postconsumer nylons.”