Rowan Vocational offering low-cost shredding services

  • Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:31 a.m.

?Rowan Vocational Opportunities is providing low cost, flexible document shredding, destruction and disposal for area businesses and individuals.

The cost to shred documents depends on several factors including delivery, officials said.


Rowan Vocational Opportunities is a United Way agency that provides individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities the opportunity to receive vocational and life skills training in an effort to maintain gainful employment.

Rowan Vocational Opportunities is located at 2728 Old Concord Road, Salisbury.

“At some point, every business, individual and family has some information that requires secure destruction of confidential information,” said John Williams, Rowan Vocational Opportunities executive director.

The following are some of the items that people often need to shred including credit card and sales receipts, tax records, personnel and payroll information, medical or legal information and anything that has a signature, a statement said.

“Recently enacted laws mandating document destruction and protection of certain types of information also help ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Financial Responsibility Act,” he said.

In addition to shredding the agency will offer the following services:

• Facility based walk-in. No appointments or phone calls necessary.

• Materials can be securely picked up from a business, home or storage facility and transported for destruction.

• A locked secure container can be left at a site and picked up on a weekly or monthly, basis as needed.

Documents are handled with integrity and professionalism. Identity theft and consumer fraud can be eliminated as documents are shredded into tiny, illegible pieces to ensure security.

“We see this as a community service, and it also provides a significant amount of work for many of our consumers who might not be able to function in a competitive work environment given this tight economy,” said Ted Oglesby, who runs the shredding department.

Free shredding will be offered to people 65 years old and older who bring their documents to Rowan Vocational Opportunities.

For additional information, contact Ted Oglesby at 704-633-6223.

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