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SECURIT OPENS NEW FACILITY
Toronto-based Securit (profiled
in the May/June issue of Secure
Destruction Business magazine) has
opened its newest facility in Ottawa,
At 86,000 square feet, the new facility
is the company’s largest. It is situated on
six acres, employs 52 people and focuses
on paper and electronic media storage.
Services offered at the new facility will
include document destruction, active
file management, long-term box storage,
online records management, disaster recovery programs, media vault programs,
cataloging, auditing, records purging and
database conversion, among others.
The new facility merges two records
storage facilities that Securit previously
operated in Ottawa into a centrally located building.
“Under current privacy laws and new
regulations, the security and document
management needs of companies are
growing at exponential rates,” Greg
Brophy, Securit president and CEO,
says. “Since our inception, we have
experienced double-digit growth every
year. Shred-it Document Destruction,
Securit’s new Ottawa facility.
the first Securit service, has been servicing customers in the Ottawa region
■ EVERGREEN FINANCIAL LAUNCHES
Evergreen Financial Inc., Portland, Ore., has launched a free service that
helps shredding companies promote their community shredding events.
To participate in www.ShredDay.com, shredding companies must register
their upcoming events at the Evergreen Financial Web site, www.Evergreen
Financial.com/Document_Destruction.htm, providing the details of any or all
such shredding events they wish to promote. Within a few days, the events
will be posted to www.Shred-Day.com.
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According to Securit, the new facility
can be expanded by an additional 65,000
to 70,000 square feet, if needed.
Jamie Mannion, general manager of
Securit Ottawa, says, “The center incorporates the latest information technology
and security features and greatly enhances
our ability to serve clients in the capital
The company invested $10.5 million
in the facility.
■ FREIGHTWAYS MAKES ACQUISITIONS
Freightways has announced the acquisition of Shred-X Group, Brisbane,
Australia, and MSS, Christchurch, New Zealand.
The freight and logistics company said it was paying up to AUD $8.7 million for Shred-X and AUD $908,180 for MSS.
Freightways has also entered into a joint-venture arrangement with the
founders of Shred-X to develop a document destruction facility in Yatala,
Queensland, Australia, in 2008.
■ DOCUDATA SOLUTIONS PROVIDES IMAGING
SERVICES TO HCA NORTH TEXAS
DocuData Solutions, a provider of document imaging outsourcing services
and solutions, recently formalized an agreement with the HCA North Texas
Division to be its exclusive provider of healthcare records imaging services.
According to DocuData, the agreement will result in improved access to
patient records, faster response time to records requests and an increased
level of accuracy in the maintenance of those records.
The HCA North Texas Division serves the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Recall Corp., a wholly
owned subsidiary of
Australia-based Brambles, has appointed
Jason Molfetas as the
company’s new chief
In his role as CIO,
Molfetas, based at Molfetas
Recall’s global headquarters in Nor-cross, Ga., is responsible for managing
the company’s global IT portfolio and
serves as a member of Recall’s executive
Molfetas joins Recall from Westcon
Group Inc., a $3 billion global distribution company where he was the global
CIO. He brings to Recall more than 23
years of experience in information systems
with Fortune 500 companies.