April 2, 2008

Shred-Tech Unveils New Mobile and Plant-Based Shredding Systems at NAID Conference

Shred-Tech displays five shredding systems and presents educational sessions

Anaheim, Calif. – April 2, 2008 – Shred-Tech, a world leader in information destruction and recycling systems, today unveiled theMDS-15GT mobile destruction system and the DDS-35 plant-based document destruction system at the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. These new Shred-Tech systems complement a full-line of industry leading shredders the company has developed since its founding 30 years ago.

The MDS-15GT is Shred-Tech’s most compact and economical mobile destruction system to date, with throughput rates between 2,800 to 3,200 pounds per hour. The system meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) strict new low emissions standards and features a legal payload capacity of 6,250 pounds.

The MDS-15GT is also equipped with Shred-Tech’s new patent-pending Gripper Tipper® bin tunnel loading system which allows for quick and easy loading of all industry standard containers and ensures materials are protected from environmental elements.

The DDS-35 plant-based information destruction system is engineered to fit into existing facilities using a modular design with fully automated controls and the ability to interface with existing equipment. It has the highest throughputs available in a plant-based system through the use of its patent pending Securistak™ system, which offers double shred capability for highly-secure shred size. The DDS-25 is environmentally friendly and meets OSHA standards with low dust emissions and low noise levels.

“We have invested $12 million over the past seven years in research and development to provide our customers with top-of-the-line mobile and plant-based shredding systems and are excited to announce our latest innovations alongside our other proven shredding and recycling solutions,” said Shred-Tech CEO Robert Glass.

In addition to the MDS-15GT, Shred-Tech is displaying four other trucks – the most the company has ever exhibited at a trade show – which include:

  • MDS-25GTX – adds an extra 1,000 pounds of throughput and payload capacity, raising throughput and payload to 4,000 to 5,000 pounds per hour and 10,000 pounds, respectively
  • MDS-35GTi – combines unsurpassed throughput rates of 6,000 to 8,000 pounds per hour with the option of Variable Shred Size technology, which produces high-security shred sizes at the push of a button
  • MDS-35GTi2 – features the highest legal payload in the industry, storing up to 18,000 pounds of shredded material. The Active Floor Unloading System reduces clearance requirements and unloads in minutes
  • MCS-33T – the industry’s most efficient collection truck, it boasts 14,000 pounds of payload capacity and holds twice the paper as a 24-foot straight truck

Shred-Tech, a NAID conference sponsor, is also participating in two educational sessions:

  • “Routine Maintenance – Higher Profits” on Wednesday, April 2, from 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. with presenter Bob Hergott, Shred-Tech service manager.
  • “How Do I Know If I Am Doing Well in the Information Destruction Business?” with featured panelist Joe Roberto, Shred-Tech vice president, sales and marketing, on Thursday, April 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Shred-Tech has been thinking and developing “green” since its founding. The R&D department has developed and launched many product improvements and features that have resulted in lower fuel consumption and emissions. Shred-Tech trucks consume less energy per pound of paper shredded than any other system on the market. Additionally, all of Shred-Tech’s 2008 model shredding and collection trucks run on ULSD (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel) and B5 Biodiesel and meet the EPA’s new low emissions standards.

By increasing shredder throughput by 600 percent over the last 10 years with a minimal increase in power requirements, the Shred-Tech MDS-35GTi, for example, requires approximately 2.1 gallons of fuel per ton of paper shredder vs. 9 gallons per ton of paper shredded in the original MDS-20. This also means greatly reduced emissions per ton of paper shredded.

About Shred-Tech
Shred-Tech is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of mobile and plant-based document destruction and recycling systems. Based in Cambridge, Ontario, Shred-Tech prides itself in manufacturing quality shredding products, providing environmentally friendly and profitable business opportunities for entrepreneurs and a solution to identity theft. The company manufactures nearly 200 mobile shredder trucks a year and in 2008 will have approximately 2,000 of its trucks on the road in North America. For more information about Shred-Tech, visit www.shred-tech.com.