Company expands its reach into northeast Oregon.
DeVries Business Services, Spokane, Wash., has acquired the business assets of Green Shred LLC, a mobile document destruction company based in Pasco, Wash.
Pat DeVries, president of DeVries Business Services, says the asset purchase included one shred truck, which will now operate out of Spokane, as well as nearly 100 customers in central Washington and northeast Oregon.
The acquisition brings the number of shred trucks DeVries Business Services operates up to four, DeVries says, and represents the company’s entrance into the northeast Oregon market.
“We want to be the top-notch service provider in the inland Northwest,” DeVries says of his company, which provides document destruction, records and information management, scanning, courier and moving services as well as additional business services, such as logistics support and fungibles management.
The company has found success in part by focusing on clients outside of major population areas “who don’t get the love and attention they need from bigger vendors,” DeVries says.
His company has countered the commoditization of shredding services by educating clients on regulatory compliance, diversifying its service offering and providing value, he adds.
DeVries says it was becoming more difficult for Green Shred to retain clients because the company offered only mobile destruction. “Clients are requiring more RIM (records and information management) services,” he adds. “We offer a great service profile and we offer more services.”
The company is planning to grow organically as well as through future acquisitions, DeVries adds.