The recycling industry maintains a major presence in Georgia, with an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion and employs nearly 20,000 Georgia citizens with well-paying jobs. The Georgia recycling industry is also a large exporter of goods through the Georgia ports at Savannah and Brunswick.
The value of scrap metal sold in Georgia is created through the capital and job intensive processing operations of the American metal recycling industry that transforms old obsolete materials into commodities that meet the exacting needs of manufacturers worldwide. This not only benefits workers, but also the government. All told, the industry generates over $170 million in tax revenues for Georgia.
GRA Services- Education
- Networking opportunities with other professionals in the recycling industry
- Government Affairs representation before the Georgia General Assembly, Executive Branch and Law Enforcement
Executive Committee-Gary Kamp, Immediate Past President, Metro Alloys
-Chip Koplin, President, Schnitzer Steel Industries Atlanta
-John Tate, Vice President, SA Recycling
-Richard Gates, Secretary/Treasurer, Fortune Metals
Board Members-Jeff Farano, SA Recycling
-Steve Levetan, Pull-A-Part
-Rickey Wilkes, Recyclers-R-Resources
-Jeff Cammillarie, Amerigo Metal Recycling
-Colin Kelly, Schnitzer Steel Industries Atlanta
We are aware that many of you are currently involved in your respective areas of Georgia - working with law enforcement, prosecutors, legislators and others to communicate and address the issue of metal theft. We are grateful for this help and hope that it will continue.
We do feel that it is critical that we, as a unified industry, become better organized to address these issues and to better educate ourselves and others in Georgia about metal theft and other important issues to our industry.