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shredders for a wide range of manufacturing plant-based applications. By
the middle of the decade, Shred-Tech®
developed one of the world's first mobile shredding trucks, designed to
shred confidential office paper and
documents on site. The mobile trucks
quickly became popular and have long
been the largest revenue-generating
segment of Shred-Tech®'s business.
"Since that time, the need for confidential shredding has grown tremendously as well as the number of trucks
we build each year," Roberto says.
"Growth in that side of the business
was really fueled by legislation around
the world surrounding the proper
handling and protection of confidential information on documents."
Although mobile shredding trucks
are the company's primary product,
Shred-Tech® continues to see growth
in its stationary industrial shredding
equipment. Shred-Tech® offers a wide
lineup of plant-based shredding and
recycling systems, including two-shaft

shredders, four-shaft screened shredders, single-rotor screened shredders
and granulators, as well as large primary shredders. Since its inception,
the company has installed more than
5,000 shredding and recycling systems
worldwide in locations as diverse as
Fortune 500 manufacturers, hospitals
and military facilities.
"On an annual basis we sell shredders to almost every industry category you can imagine - whether it's
construction and demolition, automotive, metals, paper, wood or plastics," Roberto says. In the automotive
industry, for example, Shred-Tech®
machines are used to shred byproducts produced by Tier I suppliers, including metals, plastics and materials
used inside vehicles. Additionally,
used tires can be shredded and recycled by third parties to be consumed
as fuel in cement kilns.
Most of Shred-Tech®'s mobile
shredding vehicles are manufactured
at its headquarters in Cambridge, On-

tario, but the company also has production facilities in Raleigh, N.C., the
United Kingdom, Thailand, Japan and
Australia. Its latest manufacturing
plant is located in Raleigh and opened
in early June. It is designed to offload
the mobile truck refurbishment work
that was being completed at the Cambridge facility. "We were doing a lot
of refurbishing work here at the head
office," Roberto says. "It just got to
the point where there was too much
of that work to fit into our new truck
assembly line."
The new facility became a necessity as more customers sought to have
their aging trucks refurbished to extend their useful lives. In some cases, Shred-Tech® even swaps out the
chassis in older vehicles to keep them
in operation. Demand for refurbished
mobile shredders had grown so much
that it was taking away resources to
produce new vehicles.
By dedicating an entire plant to refurbishment, Shred-Tech® can

demand for shred-tech®'s
mobile shredding trucks
led the company to open a
refurbishment facility.
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