Document shredding firm adds truck to meet growing demand for destruction

A document destruction firm based in Palisade has added a third shredding truck to keep pace with increasing demand for on-site services across four states.

Colorado Document Security bought the truck from Alpine Shredders, the third vehicle the company has purchased from the Canadian manufacturer in four years.

Scott Fasken, vice president of operations at Colorado Document Security, said the trucks are reliable, simple to operate and efficient.

“As we have trucks in so many far-flung locations, reliability is a must,” Fasken said. “Having a truck go down 250 miles from home just does not work.”

The new Alpine Shredder EVO series truck can shred more than 5,000 pounds of documents in an hour and offers 8,000 pounds of capacity. Fasken said.

That kind of productivity will help Colorado Document Security reduce overtime costs as employees handle large record purges, he said.
Laws regulating the destruction of confidential records and liability issues related to identity theft have increased demand for on-site services, Fasken said. “When I started, I had firms almost laugh at me when I tried to explain our on-site services. ‘Who would need that?’ was their view. But as new compliance laws are enacted with increased liability with data breaches,those people are now our clients.”

Colorado Document Security offers secure document destruction services in Western Colorado as well as Eastern Utah, Northwest New Mexico and Southwest Wyoming. The company is AAA certified by the National Association for Information Destruction, meaning the firm undergoes an independent audit to assure it complies with national policies and procedures for secure document destruction.

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