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Two Veteran NAID Member-Companies Merge

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On January 19th, two of the foremost shredding companies and long-standing NAID Members—Shred Right and Document Destruction Service Ltd.—announced they will merge operations under the Shred Right brand. Both firms are based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market.  The merger was complete on January 19th and will create the largest, locally owned, independent information destruction company in the upper Midwest.

Shred Right, founded by President Ron Mason, and Document Destruction Service Ltd., founded by President Walt Lambader, are pioneering companies in the shredding industry. Mason said, “When I founded the company 28 years ago, I had no competition.” Lambader acknowledges the same thing. “No one was doing what I was doing. There was no one there to show me what to do.”

Now Mason and Lambader’s companies will have more resources available to provide small and large businesses the same kind of customer service and security they are known for among their clients. Lambader shared his vision about service, “That’s why I picked Rohn Industries (Shred Right). Their attention to service and detail is close to how we do things.”

“Document Destruction Service and Shred Right spend a lot of time and energy focusing on our customers,” Mason said. “We aren’t going to sacrifice that mentality; it’s just the way I’m wired.”

Similar histories and philosophies led the companies toward this partnership, but the benefit for the industry and the community will be felt across the upper Midwest.”The merger puts us in a better position to compete in the marketplace. We are providing a stronger company that will be better for our customers,” says Mason.

Worldwide headquarters will remain Shred Right’s Saint Paul location. Current NAID President Jim Beran is the Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Shred Right.