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Shred First Purchases Docushred

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January 3, 2006 - Spartanburg, SC – Shred First, LLC, yesterday announced the purchase of Alabama-based, DocuShred, LLC.

This transaction increases the companies presence in the Mobile, Alabama market. Shred First currently serves North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, the Florida panhandle, Texas and Northern California with processing facilities in South Carolina (2), Texas, Alabama, and California. The company also services national contracts through its extensive network of sub-contractors.

Commenting on the transaction, Nick Wildrick, CEO of Shred First said "We are very pleased each time we are able to increase our density in an existing market."

John Bauknight, President of Shred First added "DocuShred has a very loyal customer base that we are looking forward to providing service for."

This is the second deal completed for the company by North Shore Capital Advisors in as many months.

In October 2003 and again in 2005, Shred First was selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the US. This past November, Shred First was selected by the State Chamber and Elliot Davis LLP as the 17th fastest growing company in South Carolina.