A Shred Ahead Purchases Atlanta-based Shredding Service

A Shred Ahead, the Southeast’s leading independent document destruction company, has acquired Safeguard Shredding of Atlanta.

Safeguard Shredding has provided shredding services for the greater Atlanta region for the past two years, growing significantly in that time period. Safeguard owner Laurie Scharlau knew that there was much more growth ahead, but the company needed to devote a lot more resources to meet the opportunity.

A Shred Ahead’s Tom Hanlon and John Chapman met with the Safeguard Shredding team to discuss a possible acquisition. Scharlau was impressed by the company’s commitment to shredding and excellence in customer service, and a deal was struck.

“It was time for someone else to serve our customer base,” Scharlau said. “But we decided to only sell to someone who would commit to customer care.”

“A Shred Ahead was the only company that shared our perspective on excellence in customer service.”

A Shred Ahead will continue to serve the Atlanta market from its field office in the city. Area businesses are encouraged to contact A Shred Ahead directly at 404-685-8300 to inquire about scheduled mobile shredding needs and one-time purges.

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