NEW YORK A
south Florida scrapyard of Trademark Metals Recycling LLC (TMR)
is back up and running after a fire impacted operations Oct.
Fire crews were called
to the facility in Opa-locka after a staff member noticed the
fire and alerted the facility manager, TMR special projects
manager John Bianculli told AMM.
The fire was confined
to a pile of vehicles waiting to be scrapped, with no damage to
the facilitys equipment or buildings. No injuries were
pegged the number of cars consumed in the blaze at 300,
although Bianculli said this was later revised to around 100.
"We really didnt lose any material; they can still go
through the mill," he said Oct. 15. "We experienced some
downtime yesterday, but were back to normal operations
The cause of the blaze
hasnt yet been determined, but it didnt appear to
be suspicious, a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokeswoman told
TMR is a wholly owned
unit of Cincinnati-based David J. Joseph Co.