Metals Recycling LLC is asking for a brownfield designation for
its Tampa, Fla., site so that it can clean up the property and
expand its business.
The city is recommending
approval of Brownfields Redevelopment Act status, which would
enable the David J. Joseph Co. subsidiary to take tax credits
for up to half of eligible cleanup costs. Public hearings are
scheduled to be held April 11 and May 2.
"We are pleased that the
Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission and the
city of Tampas brownfields coordinator are in support of
including this site in the program," Trademark Metals president
Timothy R. Brose said.
"The brownfields program is an
excellent way for environmentally responsible companies like
Trademark Metals to create new jobs and investments in sites
contaminated by others. As part of this redevelopment effort,
we have voluntarily agreed to clean up the historical pollution
at the Tampa facility that we acquired," he said.
The company purchased the assets
of Gulf Coast Metals Co. LLC last year (
amm.com, Jan. 24, 2012) and has already invested
more than $1 million in site improvements at the 3.24-acre
site, it said.
In order to qualify for
brownfield status, at least five new jobs need to be created.
Trademark Metals has hired 24 workers since acquiring the
assets and hopes to create nine additional jobs as it expands
the aluminum recycling business with the rehabilitation and
redevelopment effort, according to a document filed with the