TMR Gainesville Participates in Touch-A-Truck Event
On May 16, 2015, the Gainesville Trademark Metals Recycling (TMR) facility took part in the 6th Annual Sweet Dreams’ Touch-A-Truck event at the Northeast Complex next to Citizen’s Field.
At Touch-A-Truck, citizens were able to get up close to the large vehicles they may frequently see on the roadways. This includes big rigs, fire engines, police cars and construction equipment. 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 hands-on educational experience about their community and all attendees had a chance to learn more about recycling.
TMR donated cars that were painted with chalkboard paint for the kids to draw on and a bus for the water balloon sling shot. Sweet Dreams’ Touch-A-Truck sponsorship and donation proceeds benefit Camp Amigo!, a camp where children recovering from burn injuries participate in canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts and other activities.
At the May 16 Touch-A-Truck event, TMR won the award for the 2015 Hunger Destroyer, bringing in 561 pounds of food to win the Food4Kids competition, providing food to children who are at risk of hunger on the weekends. TMR reached out to its customers, asking for donations of non-perishable items in exchange for an extra incentive for the ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal recycled.
Joseph Shalley, Supervisor at the TMR Gainesville recycling facility, graciously accepted the Food4Kids trophy, which is now on display at the 817 NE Waldo Road recycling location.
Trademark Metals Recycling’s culture and philosophy revolves around being good neighbors in and giving back to the communities in which we do business, and involvement with the Touch-A-Truck event is just one example of this.
With 28 scrap metal recycling locations in Florida and Georgia, 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 Florida 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.