Newsletter: January 3, 2022


I guess we will have to get used to writing 2022 on everything now.

We are back to work today and looking forward to another great year.

I would like to remind everyone that we will be having our drop off event this Wed. 1/5/22 from 9-2.

Newsletter: December 27, 2021

I hope everyone had a great Christmas.

Firelands is closed this week to give all of our employees the opportunity to spend some quality time with there families and get some much deserved time off.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our business partners and customers who have worked with us this past year. It has been a crazy year. We look forward to being able to continue to work with you in the coming years.

Description of the picture. I get asked all the time “What does it look like when your cardboard baler throws up?” OK, no one has actually asked me that. I am including a picture of what it looks like.

I hope everyone enjoys the New Year celebrations in a safe manner. See you all next year.

Newsletter: December 13, 2021

We are another week closer to the end of the year. It has been extremely busy for us with shredding. We have collected over 40,000 pounds of paper already this month. We have another 20,000 + pounds to collect and January is already filling up for large pick ups. This is the time of year when companies have the opportunity to get rid of old files that they no longer keep. We just had our monthly drop off and gathered 1,300+ pounds from 36 customers.

Production has been very productive as we were able to complete 24,000 units. We baled 2,000 pounds of cardboard and have shredded 18,000 pounds of paper. We are shipping out our second truckload of recycled material already for the month. We set a goal to finish the year out with three loads.

Have a great week.

Newsletter: November 29, 2021

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

We enjoyed a short 3 day work week. Even with it being a short week we still collected over 19,000 pounds of paper to be shredded and another 2500 pounds of cardboard.

Our production crews stayed busy and completed 10,000 units as well. I would like to remind everyone that this Wed. 12/1 from 9-2 is our monthly drop off service. We hope to see you then.

Newsletter: November 22, 2021

I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you get time off, enjoy it. My wife recently started a new tradition with our family. After we say grace, we pause and go around the table and everyone says what they are grateful for. It gives each of us a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for. It is really fun when we get to the young people at the dinner. We never know for sure what they will say.

Now that winter seems to be settling in, we have been getting multiple calls for purges of material. As a reminder, a purge is a shred job that is more than 500 lbs. Last week, we had 4. We are in the process of completing a 1,000 box purge today. I also have 6 additional pending purges. That is when a customers sets a tentative date but is not quite ready for us to come and get the material.

Production last week was good. We shredded 10,000 pounds of paper and recycled another 3,000 pounds of cardboard and we also completed 23,000 units.

Again, Happy Thanksgiving!!

Newsletter: November 11, 2021

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

We booked 4 new purges of material to be shredded, we also signed up a new customer and added services to an existing customer.

Production: We shredded 10,000 pounds of paper and recycled another 4,000 pounds of cardboard.

We also completed another 21,500 units of assembly.

I have included a picture of a sunrise from my backyard.

Newsletter: November 8, 2021

It sure feels like the weather was waiting for the calendar to change to November. I have had several people tell me they saw some snow showers last week. I even learned a new word last week.

Graupel. One of the weather forecasts I saw was calling for graupel. Never heard of this before but it is a legit weather thing. It is often referred to as soft hail. It is the stuff that looks like small Styrofoam balls.

I am attaching 2 pictures.

The picture with a bird is actually an eagle perched high above steel vengeance at Cedar Point last week.

The other picture is an incredible sunrise. Many of you have realized that I loved taking pictures of the natural beauty that is all around us if we stop and look for it. We are all extremely busy and get set in our routines. It can be very easy to overlook things that can be right in front of us. I would encourage everyone to look around once in a while at your surroundings and you may be surprised at the beauty that has always been there for you to enjoy.

We were busy last week with several large shred pickups and drop offs. We also had our monthly 1st wed drop off. We had 44 people drop off 1900 lbs. of material to be shredded.

We shredded 13,000 pounds of paper and recycled 6,000 pounds of cardboard. We also completed 31,000 units of production.

Newsletter: October 18, 2021

Another great week of weather this late in the year.

Our drop off day on 10/6 was another good day.  We had 38 people come out and drop off just over 3,800 pounds of paper to be destroyed.

Production was down last week due to some Covid related setbacks.  Despite this, we still shredded 13,000 pounds of paper.  We baled 3,000 pounds of cardboard and completed 15,600 units. 

This creates an opportunity to remind everyone that we still need to pay attention to Covid.

I am just as tired of all the protocols as the next person.  Unfortunately this is not the time to become lazy about protecting ourselves.

Newsletter: October 4, 2021

Normally I start with some kind of PSA but today that will come later. I want to acknowledge the awesome group of people that we have shredding. If you remember, we collected over 21,000 pounds of paper from Payne Nickles. We were able to finish this job with a week left before our deadline. Last week Roxanne, Matt and Margaret (and me a little) shredded 31,000 pounds of paper. We also baled another 5,000 pounds of cardboard.
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