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MEMBER NEWS: A Shred Ahead Acquires Houston Firm

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June 1, 2016 

A Shred Ahead, a Durham, NC-based document destruction company, has announced the acquisition of The Shred Guy, a family-owned paper shredding company serving the Houston, TX area. The announcement solidifies the firm’s growing status as one of the most active acquirers of existing document destruction operations in the U.S.

The company’s release states that The Shred Guy has been offering mobile, onsite shredding services to residents and companies in and around Houston for many years, and had become among the most visible and well-known shredding companies in Central Texas.

Shred Ahead further states that by acquiring The Shred Guy it will be better able to serve the secure shredding needs of residential and commercial customers in and around Houston and is confident that they will continue to offer the same quality service and support that The Shred Guy's customers have grown to expect over the years.

"Our entire team here at A Shred Ahead is proud to have been able to acquire such a highly respected local shredding company in Houston," said Tom Hanlon, A Shred Ahead co-owner. "We are well aware of the strong standing The Shred Guy has in their communities, and we are excited for the opportunity to continue their tradition of excellence there. All of us are excited to see what the future brings for us in Central Texas."

Over the past decade, A Shred Ahead has grown from serving the paper shredding needs of customers in the Raleigh, NC area, becoming one of the largest independent document destruction companies in the Southeast and beyond. A Shred Ahead now serves customers in twelve states throughout the southern United States, with operational coverage continuing to expand.


About A Shred Ahead

Based in Durham, North Carolina, A Shred Ahead is an independent, family-owned document destruction and paper shredding company. With cutting edge shredding equipment, A Shred Ahead delivers a full range of secure document destruction services for companies and government agencies. A Shred Ahead destroys all kinds of sensitive and confidential information, including financial records, electronic media, medical records, and intellectual property. Learn more at

For more information, contact Tom Hanlon or John Chapman 919 405 7143.