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JULY 2017

SPECIAL SECTION Automotive

Shred-Tech / www.shred-tech.com / HQ: Cambridge, Ontario / Employees: 140 / Specialty: Shredding machines / Joe Roberto, vice president
of sales and marketing: "From a logistics and production standpoint, it made a lot of sense for us to do this work in the United States, in Raleigh."

Data Destruction

shred-tech®'s mobile and stationary shredding equipment serves the
disposal and recycling needs of a variety of customers. by tim o'connor

joe roberto says
shred-tech® must keep
pace with the evolution
of recycling technology.

Almost every industry has some
kind of legal or government- mandated responsibility when it comes to recycling of waste and the destruction
of confidential materials. Companies
must pay tire recycling fees, adhere to
local laws for the disposal of electronic equipment or face hefty penalties if
they fail to protect data.
"In a wide range of applications
there is some form of government
intervention either driving recycling, safeguarding information or
safeguarding the environment," says
Joe Roberto, vice president of sales
and marketing for Shred-Tech®.
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pany, Roberto saw first-hand how
Shred-Tech®, a manufacturer of
shredding machinery, served those
various applications. Roberto worked
for waste management company
BFI, which in the early 1990s utilized
Shred-Tech® trucks to offer mobile
shredding services to commercial and
industrial clients. The technology so
impressed Roberto that he purchased
his own Shred-Tech® truck and started a shredding business with a partner.
Roberto was a Shred-Tech® customer for a decade before taking a job with
the company. Since then, the abundance of confidential information and
the rising interest in recycling more

and more materials have made shredders a critical piece of equipment or
service for many companies.
"In North America, recycling really got started in a big way in the early
1980s and it just continued to evolve,"
Roberto says. "Very few businesses
now are not recycling in one way or
another. The advancements in recycling are never ending. Our business
and technology is constantly evolving
to stay up with all the changes in materials that need to be recycled."

Investing In Capabilities
Shred-Tech® started out in the early
1980s producing stationary two-shaft


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