PROSHRED® Acquires Local Shredding Company

Date: APR 2nd, 2008

Topic: Franchise News

The Triangle-based franchise of PROSHRED® Security has purchased DocuShred.

DocuShred was founded by Bruce Hill to provide on-site document destruction to customers in the greater Raleigh area. PROSHRED® franchise owner Jim Klemes says “This acquisition will increase the geographic reach of ProShred and allow us to enhance the already excellent customer service level provided by all PROSHRED® franchises in America. With PROSHRED®, you will have the advantages of a locally owned and operated franchise backed by an international company. ” Bruce Hill will continue to work with Jim Klemes and PROSHRED® Security in shredding services.

Businesses and residents from the coast to the Triad can utilize the services of PROSHRED®, a company that shreds confidential documents and other proprietary materials for thousands of customers in all industry sectors including medical, financial and high-tech and is the only mobile shredding service to have earned ISO 9001: 2000 certification, meeting the rigorous quality standards of the International Organization for Standardization as well a the certification process associated with NAID. The trade organization associated with the information destruction industry.

North Carolina has been in the forefront of Identity Theft legislation and the service provided by PROSHRED® allows businesses to adhere to the North Carolina Identity Theft Protection Act, important legislation to protect consumers from identity theft in 2005. The law became effective December 1, 2005 and requires any business in North Carolina to take all reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to or use of personal information in connection with or after its disposal. Reasonable measures include burning, pulverizing or shredding of papers containing personal information.

PROSHRED® was established in Canada in 1986 and is known as the pioneer of the on-site shredding and recycling industry. Prior to launching its current USA expansion in 2003, the company opened franchises from coast-to-coast in Canada.