Access Continues Expansion

Access Continues Expansion

Records and information management firm acquires Jacksonville, Fla.-based Filing Source group.

December 19, 2012
SDB Staff

Livermore, Calif.-based Access, has acquired Filing Source Inc., Shredding Source Inc. and Imaging Source of Florida Inc. The three combined records and information management (RIM) companies represent the largest independent industry provider in the Jacksonville market, according Access CEO Rob Alston.

Founded as “Tab of Northeast Florida” in July 1980, Filing Source and its divisions, Shredding Source and Imaging Source, provide product and service solutions for paper, microfilm and microfiche, magnetic media and electronic documents. The company’s record center facility, a 108,000-square-foot building complex, is located on a 7.5-acre campus in Jacksonville.

With the acquisition, Access now serves three Florida markets, including Orlando and Tallahassee. As the largest privately held RIM services provider in the United States, Access serves 27 markets across the nation as well as Costa Rica.

Peter Berndt, who has led the Filing Source group for three years, will continue in his leadership role.

“This is an exciting new chapter in our companies’ growth,” Berndt says. “With the increased support and new service and technological capabilities that Access brings to Jacksonville, our continued success, benefiting both our clients and every team member, is assured. I am pleased to have the opportunity to offer our clients this dramatically improved level of service.”

Alston adds, “The acquisition of the Filing Source group adds significantly to our strength in both in Florida and overall in the Southeast. These companies have illustrated a commitment to outstanding service very similar to our own which make them a welcome addition to Access.”