Comerica Bank and storage and information management services company Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM) will reunite to host the fifth annual Shred Day Houston, a document shredding event, on Saturday, April 8, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free shredding event, held at Comerica Bank’s Mangum Banking Center (2201 Mangum Road, Houston, 77092), is offered as a public service to the entire Houston community and is designed to raise awareness of identity theft prevention and the importance of recycling. In addition, volunteers from the Houston Food Bank will be onsite to collect suggested donations of non-perishable food items.
The public, including individual consumers, small business owners and nonprofit leaders, is invited to bring personal or business paper documents to be securely destroyed. 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 Houston will be turned into pulp and recycled after being securely destroyed.
“U.S. consumers have lost more than $107 billion to identity thieves in just the last six years, as identity theft remains one of the fastest growing U.S. crimes,” said J. Downey Bridgwater, Comerica Bank’s Houston Market President. “Yet, consumers can help protect themselves by securely destroying sensitive paper documents. Shredding is a safe, easy preventative step that helps ensure your personal information remains private.
“The environmental benefits of recycling paper are enormous. Recycling just one ton of paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4,000 kilowatts of energy,” Bridgwater added. “That’s why we’re again happy to join Iron Mountain in securely shredding and recycling paper documents for free at Shred Day Houston. Our efforts also help the Houston Food Bank serve our community by encouraging the public to bring much-needed, non-perishable food items.”
This marks the fifth Comerica Bank/Iron Mountain community shredding event in the Houston. Since 2013, the two companies have destroyed and recycled nearly 560,000 pounds of sensitive and other paper documents at Shred Day Houston events. In addition, food and cash donations to the Houston Food Bank over the last four years have provided more than 151,000 meals for hungry Houstonians. The two companies host similar Shred Day events in Michigan, California, Phoenix and Dallas, Texas. In fact, in Texas during the last seven years, Shred Day DFW and Shred Day Houston events have helped destroy and recycle 2.35 million pounds of paper and provided 346,000 meals for Texans.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader in storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 230,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain’s real estate network comprises more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 46 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, document management, data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding, helping 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 critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts. 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 $73.0 billion at December 31, 2016. To find us on Facebook, please visit www.facebook.com/Comerica.
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