Area Development
A recycling company serving industrial plants, ICE Recycling LLC, plans to invest more than $1 million to expand its operations in Florence County, South Carolina.

ICE Recycling specializes in on-site “Total Recycling and Compactor Elimination” for industrial facilities. It pre-sorts, separates and diverts recyclable landfill waste, thereby eliminating associated disposal fees. The firm purchased an existing facility in Lake City, South Carolina to expand its recycling operations. The company has already started operations at its new 200,000-square-foot facility, which is located at 847 West Main Street. This expansion will allow the company to have more capacity for recyclables and free up processing space at its location at 431 Cedar Street.

“We are excited about expanding our capabilities and aggressively growing our customer base. This new facility will nearly double the amount of overall space under roof for additional processing equipment and growth of operations. Lake City, Florence County and the state of South Carolina have provided us with an excellent business environment and the talented workforce we employ today. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said owners Butch Crawford and Larry T. Gay Jr.

“We are excited that this locally owned, home-grown and fairly new company has announced their plans to expand in Florence County. The Florence County Economic Development Partnership staff and board continuously work with existing industry leaders to assist in further expansions in our area,” said Buddy Brand, chairman of the FCEDP.