AccuShred Receives Highest Level of National Certification – the Exclusive “AAA” NAID Certification

(Toledo, Ohio – April 2003) The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) has awarded AccuShred their “AAA” NAID CertificationTM status for Plant-based shredding operation. NAID CertificationTM is attained only when a shredding contractor passes a rigorous, comprehensive audit of employment policies, facility security, and financial stability and destruction processes.

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According to Nate Segall, Vice-President of AccuShred, this certification represents the highest level of security for a shredding contractor. “Our AAA NAID Certification takes any guesswork out of selecting a shredding contractor for our potential customers. Many of them were confused and concerned about the level of security for destroying their documents and non-paper items.”

Segall admits that the timing of the certification couldn’t be better for AccuShred. “With the onset of the April 15, 2003 deadline for many health plans to comply with the privacy regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), suggestions have been made to the health care industry that shredding is an appropriate safeguard to remain compliant with HIPAA”, Segall said.

“It is safe to say that our society has become increasingly concerned about protecting competitive information as well as consumer privacy. The number of companies offering document destruction services has grown with the demand, and unfortunately some of these companies have misrepresented their capabilities. We’re proud to say that we offer the highest levels of security–and our NAID certification confirms that”, adds Segall.

About AccuShred: AccuShred, LLC provides secure destruction of obsolete files, computer disks, CDs, audio and video tapes, books, X-rays, photographs, uniforms, computer hard drives, electronic devices, security IDs and more. The company provides both on-site and facility-based information destruction services for clients in the Northern Ohio, Southeastern Michigan and Northwestern Indiana areas. AccuShred is the first company in Northwestern Ohio to obtain the coveted AAA Certification, the industry’s highest professional certification for information destruction. In addition, AccuShred is covered by the industry’s only Professional Liability Insurance coverage specifically designed for document destruction service providers. Sensitive customer information is destroyed quickly and securely every time. AccuShred is a division of State Paper & Metal Company, a respected name in the recycling industry for more than 70 years. For more information, visit www.AccuShred.net.