Richards & Richards Acquires Clarksville Shredding Company

Purchase will allow secure shredding company to expand offerings in low-service areas.

Nashville-based Richards & Richards Secure Shredding announced today that it has bought Clarksville-based L&C Shredding. The acquisition expands the company’s footprint in the Clarksville and Hopkinsville, Kentucky areas, more than doubling its service to the region.

“This acquisition allows us to strengthen our presence in an area where we are looking to expand,” said Bowman Richards, owner and president of Richards & Richards. “We’re excited to begin serving L&C’s customers in Clarksville and north-central Tennessee by offering them a broader selection of solutions for disposing of confidential information and serving them the Richards & Richards way.”

With the purchase, Richards & Richards will serve L&C Shredding’s 100-plus clients and offer them new services that extend beyond traditional paper shredding, such as destruction of computer hard drives, audio-visual media, uniforms and other logoed clothing, and other bulky items.

Founded in 2010, L&C Shredding was owned by W. Garnett Ladd III and James Glen Childers, III. The company’s real estate was not part of the purchase.

This is the second shredding company acquisition for Richards & Richards Secure Shredding, which purchased Top Secret Document Destruction in Tullahoma, Tennessee in 2017.

Read about the acquisition in Main Street Clarksville, the Nashville Ledger and the Nashville Post.

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