Kent Record Management Acquires Two Companies

Michigan-based records management firm acquires Lakeshore Document Services and Metro Business Archives.

  • February 13, 2013
  • SDB Staff
Kent Record Management Inc. (KRM), a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based provider of records management and storage, data protection, imaging, electronic records and online backup and recovery services, has acquired the assets of Lakeshore Document Services, Muskegon, Mich., and Metro Business Archives, Benton Harbor, Mich.  The acquisitions further expand Kent Record Management’s client base and scale of operations throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.
“Kent Record Management Inc. is pleased to announce our fifth and sixth business acquisitions and welcome our new clients throughout Michigan,” says Greg George, president of KRM and Kent Imaging. “We are excited about our new team members from Lakeshore Document Services and Metro Business Archives along with our new capabilities.”
KRM says the acquisitions allow it to offer plant-based, mobile and media shredding in addition to expanding its existing imaging, record storage and media storage services. 
Garry Olson, former president of Lakeshore Document Services, says, “The combined companies offer numerous additional resources and services not previously available, including mobile shredding, off-site online backup services, tape storage and rotation and additional expertise in records retention consulting.” He adds, “I look forward to joining the Kent Records team along with my staff.”
KRM says it plans to continue to operate out of the Muskegon and Benton Harbor offices of the acquired companies and to expand its product offerings to their new clients and markets.
KRM, founded in 1981, is a leading independent records and information management (RIM) services provider serving Michigan and northern Indiana.