Quincy Recycle Acquires Iowa Document Destruction Firm

On-Site Information Destruction operates two facilities in Iowa.

July 12, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

Quincy Recycle Inc., a recycling firm based in Quincy, Ill., has announced the acquisition of On-Site Information Destruction, a document destruction firm headquartered in Waterloo, Iowa.

“Recycling services aren’t designed to provide security for clients, so secure destruction is a logical business extension for us, and we have been looking for the right acquisition opportunity for over a year,” says Bryan Stokes, president of Quincy Recycle. “On-Site is clearly a great fit for Quincy, with an outstanding team of professionals, and I’m proud to be associated with them.”

In addition to its Waterloo facility, which is National Association of Information Destruction (NAID) certified, On-Site has a facility in Des Moines, Iowa. The company offers secure document and hard drive destruction services.

Stokes says that while On-Site's business is currently 90 percent mobile, that mix should change as Quincy begins to focus its attention on product destruction and improving operational efficiencies.

On-Site operates five mobile shredding vehicles; a new Cresswood HF-70 single-shaft, low-RPM shredder; two box trucks; and a mobile hard drive shredding unit.

Chris Davis, part-owner of On-Site prior to the sale, will serve as general manager of Quincy’s document destruction business unit.

“On-Site has established a solid reputation for customer service with our client base of medical, financial and other businesses throughout the state of Iowa and Western Illinois,” says Davis. “Quincy intends to let us stay who we are, while enabling On-Site’s move into more off-site destruction, secure product destruction and other value-added services. In short, Quincy’s made this transition very easy for us and we’re ready to grow.”

Stokes adds, “Quincy Recycle has a great leadership team in place at On-Site, we’re focused on the future, and poised for growth in this exciting new market.”

Quincy Recycle operates plants in the Illinois cities of Quincy Chicago and in Fort Wayne, Ind.