Business records destruction facility opens in Mass.

June 13, 2018 at 4:35 pm by SEM
Hard drive being destroyed in an SEM combo shredder

Security Engineered Machinery Co. Inc. has opened a new facility specializing in the destruction and disposal of electronic records from businesses and government agencies.

The Westboro, Mass.-based supplier of shredding equipment said the facility offers powerful disintegrators that are too large to have on-site for many companies who need to destroy records.

The machines destroy computer hard drives and diskettes, CDs, DVDs, microfilm, credit cards, ID badges, audio and video cassettes, circuit boards, PDAs, cell phones, x-rays, flash media, key tape, books, and binders, the company said in a statement.

“Prototypes and off-spec batches of toys, clothing, and pharmaceuticals also go into the hopper, to keep proprietary product specifications out of the hands of ‘dumpster divers,'” the statement read. “Everything ends up as unrecognizable shreds that are recycled in accordance with pertinent environmental regulations.”

SEM supplies data destruction equipment to every American embassy in the world and most U.S. military, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies, according to the company.

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