DDRS Boosts its Capacity

Shredding company expands its Davenport, Iowa, facility.

May 10, 2010
Recycling Today Staff

Iowa-based Document Destruction and Recycling Services (DDRS) has added floor space and machinery at its Davenport, Iowa, facility.

“The trends for business security are not diminishing,” says Les Etscheidt, DDRS operations manager. “We continue to see increased customer demand because of new privacy laws, increased enforcement of the current laws, and the public’s growing awareness that identity theft is escalating.”

DDRS says it has doubled the size of its Davenport plant. The confidential shredding facility now totals 6,300 square feet. In addition, new offices, a new secured entry and a receiving area for visiting customers and guests has been added, the company says in a news release.

“As more businesses and individuals realize the need to destroy their documents, they look for a service provider with industry expertise to trust with their sensitive documents,” says Chris Ockenfels, DDRS vice president. “We are that provider.”

A newly-installed shredder offers quadruple the horsepower of the prior unit and will enable the company to serve its growing customer base, says Etscheidt. “The 100 horsepower Allegheny Shredder can shred up to 10,000 pounds per hour,” he comments. “The [new] Maren Baler is automated; all functions of the baling process are controlled by photo eyes and counters,” says Etscheidt.

DDRS is headquartered in Cedar Rapids with additional shredding facilities in Davenport and Altoona, Iowa. The company provides off-site confidential material destruction to customers throughout Iowa and western Illinois. Additionally, DDRS destroys non-recyclable items such as magnetic media, microfiche, recalled or defective merchandise and other products.

The company is a subsidiary of City Carton Recycling, headquartered in Iowa City, and is a member of the National Association for Information Destruction Inc.; Prism International; the Association of Information and Imaging Management, ARMA International and the Iowa Recycling Association.