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Automotive Core Supply to open yard in Lakeland, Fla.

Keywords: Tags  metals recycling, Automotive Core Supply, Wade Hamlin, scrap, Lakeland plant, Florida facility, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — City officials in Lakeland, Fla., have approved Automotive Core Supply Inc.’s request to open a metals recycling facility in the city.

The Lakeland City Commission voted May 20 to amend existing land development regulations and issue a conditional-use permit to allow the company to open a metals recycling facility at the site.

City planners noted that the planned scope of the business didn’t involve hazardous materials and much of the work will be done indoors.

The proposed use is for the reclamation and recycling of automotive parts, as well the purchase and resale of other types of scrap metal. The company plans to capture platinum, palladium and rhodium from converters.

Metals will be sorted and shipped in bulk to other facilities for processing.

Wade Hamlin, who is affiliated with Automotive Core Supply, Sylvester, Ga., will run the 21-acre facility, according to documents filed with the city. The company couldn’t be reached for comment.

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