On May 17, 2014 the Gainesville Trademark Metals Recycling (TMR) facility took part in the 5th Annual Sweet Dreams Touch-A-Truck event.

At Touch-A-Truck, citizens were able to get up close to the large vehicles they may frequently see on the roadways.  Children had the opportunity to climb into and/or on vehicles and to talk with the drivers.  They learned about the vehicles and pedestrian safety around large vehicles.  Touch-A-Truck provides children with a hands-on educational experience about their community.

The admission was free. There was a minimal charge for some activities such as a dunking booth, bounce houses, face painting and food.  The proceeds from the event benefited the Children’s Burn Camp of North Florida, Camp Amigo.

Trademark Metals Recycling’s culture and philosophy revolves around being good neighbors in and giving back to the communities in which we do business.  With 30 scrap metal recycling locations in Florida, TMR buys common household ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like appliances, gutters, sheet metal, automobiles, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products.  TMR is the largest full service scrap metals recycler in the Southeastern U.S and is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ).   DJJ is a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, the largest purchaser of ferrous scrap in North America.