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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Newsletter: September 20th, 2021

Today is such a great day. Why? It is my birthday, of course. I think that qualifies it as a great day.

Last week Payne Nickles held a shred drop off day at both there Norwalk office and there Sandusky office. This an event that they have been having for 10 years now. At the time of print, I do not have all the final totals. I can tell you that they will have more than doubled the totals from last year.
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Newsletter: September 13th, 2021

Last week was a somber reminder of just how precious life really is. I do not want to talk politics or religion in this newsletter. Unfortunately it can take deadly reminders to show us just how short it is. I encourage everyone to live life in a way that they would not regret when they get the chance to look back. Don’t be mad at family or friends over trivial things. Forgive your co-workers and stay positive. This is one of the reasons I am always waving at other vehicles that are providing a public service. Yes, the other reason is because it can be very hard for me to tell our vehicles apart from others. It is still hard to describe the feeling when you see a total stranger with a smile on there face when they wave back. The worst part of Labor Day…I can no longer wear white after today.
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Newsletter: August 23rd, 2021

Another good week in the books. I hope everyone was able to get a chance to go to the fair last week. While I am not the biggest fan of fairs, it was great to drive by and see all the cars, campers, and people that were out and about.

I have 2 pictures below. I am not sure if anyone remembers the fog we had last Tuesday, but it was pretty intense in some areas. The first picture shows the bowling alley in Willard on the right. I am only about 30 yards from the building. I pulled over to take the photo.
The second photo is the Willard reservoir. There is a dock at the bottom of the picture but you can’t see the water beyond it.

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