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Georgia Secondary Metals
Compliance Guide:

A Guide for Secondary Metals Recyclers, Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, Utilities, and others to better understand the proper and lawful Purchase of Regulated Metal Property in the State of Georgia – effective July 1, 2015.

This guide is provided as a public service of:

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President, Michael Fairman
Glynn Iron & Steel

Treasurer/Secretary, John Tate
Newell Recycling

Vice-President, Gary Kamp
Metro Alloys

Board of Directors:

Chip Koplin

Rick Gates
Fortune Metals

Dan Sterling
Direct Metals

Nick Cantrell
Waycross Recycling

Lovett Thornton
Lovett's Auto Sales

Colin Kelly
Schnitzer Southeast

Executive Director:

Lenora Kopkin (770) 381-9616

Governmental Affairs Consultant:

Brian Hudson, The Hudson Group

As you are aware, there has been a great deal of legislative activity in Georgia recently on the subject of metals theft.

The substantial expense involved with this has been paid by the New Southern Chapter of ISRI. Since this has become a large recurring expense, the ISRI chapter is no longer able to fund our legislative efforts at the same level. Due to the need for funds to continue our important work, several years ago, decision was made to re-establish a state recycling association.

We would like for you to become a member of this important organization. We have spent a considerable amount of resources educating the legislators, law enforcement and other stakeholders that our industry is not to blame for the metal theft problem.

We continue to educate all involved that the Georgia recycling industry is a major stakeholder in the theft issue - but that we can HELP all involved on the subject of metal theft.

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.

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Auto-theft Recovery Database Bill Signed [read]