Carolina Shred Acquires American Shredding & Recycling In Columbia SC!

American Shredding & Recycling, a Columbia SC area-based information destruction company, is pleased to announce that they have been acquired by Carolina Shred. After conducting a search for a company that would uphold the legacy of customer service and quality standards of secure information destruction, American Shredding & Recycling could not be happier with the outcome:

 “We are thrilled that we are now able to pass this Legacy along to Shred America/Carolina Shred, a Veteran owned and operated organization based here in SC.  They are caring, hardworking and dedicated to taking this business to the next level, which was our goal all along”.  (says American Shredding & Recycling’s  Owner, Elizabeth “Lisa” Shull Croen)

Carolina Shred & Shred America is a veteran owned, industry leading information destruction company with multiple locations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Kansas, and Texas. They also provide national coverage through its own Shred America Partner Network. The company has grown from 1 truck to over 20 trucks in 4 short years and have current clients in over 45 states. They were recently recognized by Inc Magazine as the 217th fastest growing privately held company in the country and #1 in the state of SC

 “We are very excited about adding to our existing client base in the Midlands area and partnering with American Shredding & Recycling. They have built a great legacy company here in the Columbia area with great customer service while providing the most secure shredding programs for their clients. We look forward to continuing the great service their clients have come to expect while providing the most secure and compliant shredding program in the area.”  (Ray Barry, Partner)

“Expanding to Columbia, South Carolina a few years ago was a key to the success of Carolina Shred and now we take another step forward with the addition of America Shredding & Recycling to our shred family. As a veteran owned business we are proud of the extensive service members represented in the area and an opportunity to continue to impact the Midlands of South Carolina with the best shredding experience in the State and industry!” (Ryan Richard, Owner/Partner)

For more information, please contact Ray Barry ( or Ryan Richard (