DALLAS, TX – Comerica Bank and storage and information management company Iron Mountain Incorporated® will reunite to host the sixth annual “Shred Day DFW,” a community document shredding event, on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The secure shredding event will be held at its new 2016 location—the parking lot of Dr. Pepper StarCenter Farmers Branch (12700 N. Stemmons Freeway, Farmers Branch, TX 75234). The free event is offered as a public service to the North Texas community to raise awareness of identity theft prevention and the importance of recycling. In addition, volunteers from the North Texas Food Bank will be onsite to collect suggested donations of non-perishable food items.
The public is invited to bring personal or business paper documents to be securely destroyed and recycled. There is no limit to the amount of paper any person can bring, and there will be special lanes to accommodate large loads including trucks and trailers. All paper collected at Shred Day DFW will be turned into pulp and recycled after being securely destroyed. Also, the first 1,000 guests to donate money or food to the North Texas Food Bank will be given event-branded reusable cloth grocery bags.
“There was a new U.S. identity fraud victim every two seconds in 2014. Yet, as fast as this crime is growing, the most effective preventive measure is to securely destroy documents that contain personal identifiable information, such as names, addresses, dates of birth and account numbers, to name a few.” said Peter Sefzik, Comerica Bank’s Texas Market President. “Comerica Bank is pleased to continue our meaningful and impactful partnership with Iron Mountain and the North Texas Food Bank to provide this valuable service and to collect food for hungry North Texas families and seniors. And, we’re proud to form a new partnership with the Dallas Stars and the Dr. Pepper StarCenter Farmers Branch as the new home for Shred Day DFW.”
This marks the sixth Comerica Bank/Iron Mountain community shredding event in North Texas. Since 2011, the two companies have helped North Texans securely destroy and recycle more than 1.3 million pounds of sensitive paper documents. In addition, event-generated food and cash donations to the North Texas Food Bank over the last five years have provided nearly 140,000 meals for hungry North Texas residents. The two companies have hosted similar Shred Day events in Michigan, California, Arizona and in Houston, Texas. In 2015, the North Texas event, Shred Day DFW, earned its third Guinness World Records® honor for the most paper collected and shredded in a 24-hour period—nearly 460,000 pounds of paper in a single Saturday.
About Dr. Pepper StarCenter Farmers Branch
As stewards of ice sports in Texas, the Dallas Stars and its professionally managed StarCenters are dedicated to providing unique family entertainment in a positive, fun, and healthy environment, where skaters from beginner to elite can develop their skills and a life-long passion for getting out on the ice. For more information, please visit our website.
About Iron Mountain Incorporated
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and information management services. The company’s real estate network of more than 69 million square feet across more than 1,100 facilities in 37 countries allows it to serve customers around the world. And its solutions for records management, data management, document management, data center and secure shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.
About Comerica Bank
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $71.9 billion at December 31, 2015. To find us on Facebook, please visit www.facebook.com/ComericaCares.Follow Comerica on Twitter at @ComericaCares and follow Comerica Chief Economist Robert Dye on Twitter at @Comerica_Econ