Company’s nationwide services expand to 15 full-service locations
WALTHAM, Mass. – January 22, 2008 – Keeping pace with the increasing demand of its clientele, Rentacrate®, the country’s first and foremost reusable plastic crate and moving equipment rental company, announces the opening of two new office locations in Charlotte, NC and Pittsburgh, Pa. Now with 15 full-service operations, Rentacrate has further expanded its national and local capacity to provide environmentally friendly, cost-effective and easy-to-use products and services.
Rentacrate’s products and services follow the company’s long-standing philosophy of providing commercial and residential customers with environmentally friendly solutions. Compared with traditional cardboard boxes—which clog our landfills with needless waste—the company’s plastic crates are reusable, preserve our forests, and reduce waste. Similarly, the materials collected for the company’s secure document destruction/shredding and electronic recycling services are 100 percent recycled, providing a greener, immediately beneficial alternative for our customers.
“Our expansion into these two wonderful cities is a clear indication that the demand for eco-friendly products and services is growing,” said Michael Brown, President and COO. “Beyond our products' and services' many environmental benefits, our fully integrated Complete Moving SystemTM makes moves faster, more efficient, and less expensive for our customers—from small and mid-size local businesses to national organizations.”
Rentacrate is the first and foremost plastic crate and moving equipment rental company in the United States. The Rentacrate Complete Moving System™ offers an easy-to-use and cost-effective environmental alternative to cardboard boxes for business and residential moves. The company can make deliveries and pick-ups directly to and from any location. In conjunction with its ShredXTM division, Rentacrate also offers full-service shredding, purging and electronic recycling. Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, Rentacrate now has fifteen distribution centers across the U.S., with all products and services available nationwide. For more information, visit www.rentacrate.com.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – February 29, 2007 – MWW Group (www.mww.com), one of the nation’s top 10 public relations firms, today announced the addition of Rentacrate to its client roster. Rentacrate is the country's first and foremost reusable plastic crate and moving equipment rental company, providing an efficient and sustainable alternative to cardboard boxes for commercial and residential moving.
MWW Group will develop and implement an integrated communications plan, including public relations, governmental relations and website development, to promote Rentacrate’s ecological and economic advantages among the company’s key stakeholders. The agency will spotlight the many sustainable advantages of using reusable plastic crates versus their cardboard counterparts. Compared to cardboard boxes, reusable plastic containers require 39% less total energy to produce; produce 95% less total solid waste; and generate 29% less total greenhouse gas emissions. Broken, damaged or retired crates are 100% recycled and used in the production of new crates. By using Rentacrate, customers also can reduce their needed truckloads by up to 40%, which at around $1,000 per truckload, can add up to substantial cost savings.
In addition, MWW Group will position the company’s ShredX™ division, the company’s on-site shredding business, which capitalizes on the importance of properly disposing of sensitive and confidential documents, along with E-Scrap™, a state-of-the-art solution for businesses’ growing electronic recycling needs. Beyond the business’ focus on security, ShredX™ ensures that destroyed, declassified documents are recycled.
“This ecological and economic focused marketing campaign confirms Rentacrate’s position as an environmental leader committed to reusable and recyclable materials,” said Michael W. Kempner, president and CEO of MWW Group. “The security, flexibility and pricing benefits of their products make this a great story both from an environmental perspective, as well as that of a growing business with great products and services.”
Rentacrate® is the United States’ first and foremost reusable plastic crate and moving equipment rental company, with 15 full-service operations nationwide. Beyond the many environmental benefits of its products and services, the company’s integrated Complete Moving SystemTM makes moves faster, more efficient, and less expensive for customers—from small to mid-size local businesses to national organizations. When used in conjunction with its Shred-XTM mobile shredding service and E-ScrapTM electronic recycling, Rentacrate is the complete green business solution.
About MWW Group
In 2006, MWW Group was named PR Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report and Mid-size PR Firm of the Year by PR News in recognition of the firm’s growth, strategic account leadership and industry-leading employee retention. Additionally, for the past four years, MWW Group has been honored with the #1 ranking in the Holmes Report agency client satisfaction survey. MWW Group achieved top rankings in the categories of account leadership, strength of account team, creativity, strategy and planning, and program execution.
MWW Group is one of the nation’s top ten public relations agencies and is known for its results-driven approach to public relations. The agency is nationally recognized for its work in consumer marketing, corporate communications, investor relations, public affairs and government relations, technology and healthcare. Headquartered in East Rutherford, N.J., MWW Group has 11 full-service offices representing national and multinational companies, including Sun Microsystems; Samsung; McDonald's; Nikon; Bally Total Fitness; Sara Lee; Volkswagen of America, Inc. FreshDirect; Scottish Enterprise; Verizon; Oxford Health Plans; Los Angeles Community College District; The Palm Restaurants and many Fortune 1000 clients in the consumer, professional services and industrial sectors. MWW Group is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG). For more information on MWW Group, visit www.mww.com.
Earth Day New York and the MTA Host Earth Week Activities
NEW YORK CITY April 5, 2007 – Earth Day New York will kick-off activities for the 38h Anniversary of Earth Day at 11 am on Monday, April 14 with a display of Giant Earth Images and messages in Grand Central Terminal. Earth Day New York activities will culminate the following Friday and Saturday April 18-19 with a two-day EarthFair on Vanderbilt Avenue from 42nd to 45th Street, just outside Grand Central Terminal.
The Giant Earth Image show, projected on two north columns in the Main Concourse, will feature inspiring environmentally-themed works of art, messages and graphics created by internationally acclaimed artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein and others. The program will run ten hours a day (from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), everyday through April 22. To view the show, visit www.earthdayny.org.
In addition, Earth Day New York will celebrate our 6th annual EarthFair at Grand Central Terminal with:
EarthFair Outdoors, Friday, April 18th (12-7pm) and Saturday, April 19th (11am-5pm) will take place on Vanderbilt Avenue from 42nd to 45th Streets. A stage will feature musical performances beginning at noon on Friday with Joy Askew, Mikanic, and then again at 4pm with the Veltz Family, Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Old Springs Pike and Toussaint and the Liberators. On Saturday, performances will begin at noon with Honey Larochelle, Spiritchild, TKwonder & GAEA, The Real Live Show, Jonny Lives! and The Pimps of Joytime.
A large exhibit area that highlights green businesses and environmental groups will include activities for the whole family and interactive displays that educate, engage, and provide an opportunity to take positive action for the environment. Taste organic and natural foods from Cell-Nique, Stonyfield Farms, Sequel Naturals, Zen Burger, Travel Chocolate, Rainforest Alliance, and many more. Try products from EverybodyGreen.com, Physician's Formula and skinnyskinny. Learn about hybrid cars at Toyota's Highway to the Future exhibit. Recycle your cell phone at INFORM, Inc., Check out Simple Shoes and see the next generation of clean buses from the MTA. Kids will enjoy face painting, yoga, recycled material craft-making, costumed characters, a climbing wall and much more! Visit www.earthdayny.org/earthday_2008.html for a full description of all exhibitors.
My Green New York, a joint initiative of Earth Day New York and New York City Council Members Gail Brewer and Simcha Felder will encourage New Yorkers to switch from plastic bags to canvas. Two thousand free canvas bags will be distributed at EarthFair. The bags, designed by local high school students are a practical way for New Yorkers to go green in their every day lives. On Friday at noon, Elphaba, the (green) witch from the Broadway smash hit, Wicked will make a special appearance kicking off EarthFair 2008 and distributing bags to the crowd.
EarthFair 2008 is sponsored by the MTA, Toyota’s Highway to the Future Tour, Con Edison, EMCOR Energy Services, the Vegetarian Times and Vitamin Shoppe. In addition, Earth Day New York is pleased to work with Rentacrate on EarthFair 2008. As the country's first reusable plastic crate and moving equipment rental company Rentacrate reinforces one of the festival's core objectives and will help drive awareness about one good way to reduce solid waste.
ABOUT EARTH DAY NEW YORK
Earth Day New York was founded in 1989 by a broad coalition of environmental groups to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Earth Day in New York City. It is a nonprofit organization with the mission of serving as a catalyst for ongoing education, action and change to help preserve the environment. Earth Day New York promotes environmental awareness and solutions through a three-pronged program: involving schools, teachers and students through the Earth Day Education Program; educating public and private policymakers through conferences and publications; and involving the general public in Earth Day events.
Key New Hires Strengthen Company During Rapid Growth Phase
Waltham, MA—Aug 1, 2007. Rentacrate LLC, a leading provider of Sustainable Moving Equipment and environmentally friendly Secure Document Destruction and Electronic Recycling Services has announced three key new hires as well as an internal promotion. The four new members of the Senior Management Team will help Rentacrate to continue their plans of aggressive existing market growth, further geographic expansion and expanded new product/services growth for the latter part of 2007 and beyond.
Roger Post joined Rentacrate as a VP of Business Development. Post brings a wealth of experience in sales and sales development. Previously, Post was an owner and member of the executive team at Allied Office Products and led the Allied sales teams in the efforts of securing national and large local accounts.
Matt Benyo joined Rentacrate as the Regional Manager in the Washington, DC Metro Area. Benyo was previously a district Sales Manager for DHL in Washington, DC and Chicago.
Vern Martell joined Rentacrate as the Regional Manager of the Southeast. Prior to joining Rentacrate, Martell had just completed the sale of his record storage and shredding company in the Charlotte, NC area.
Bob Schecterson has been officially promoted to the position of Regional Manager for New York and New Jersey. While Schecterson has been performing this function informally to date, the notice made by Rentacrate makes it official. Schecterson joined Rentacrate earlier this year and since then has made considerable strides in the development of business in this market.
Rentacrate Executive VP of Sales, Joe Aiello commented on each of the hires. “Roger's widespread base of contacts will certainly be a driver for Rentacrate to gain entree into large national account opportunities” said Aiello. “Matt brings market knowledge, an aggressive style and sales management experience to the DC market. Vern’s ownership experience, market knowledge and business relationships in the Southeast region have allowed us to move up our target to open the Charlotte market with someone intimately familiar with the area.” Aiello also commented that “Having worked with Bob Schecterson for many years in the past, his experiences in management, sales and relationship building will certainly be key assets in moving Rentacrate forward to the next levels.”
“These additions, while meaningful on their own, will also give us the ability to be more focused and productive in our other areas” said Howard Brown, Rentacrate CEO. “When combined with the strengths of our existing team, we believe that Rentacrate will be better positioned to continue with our aggressive growth plan.”
About Rentacrate LLC
Rentacrate was formed in August 1991 with the goal of becoming the largest crate rental company for office moving in the USA. Since that time they have achieved this goal and have established 13 locations nationwide and are in fact now the largest in the world at what they do. With a long term goal to have 30 locations, Rentacrate continues to expand on its national footprint and continues to add to its products and services. In addition to Sustainable Moving Equipment they also offer Secure Document Destruction and Electronic Recycling Services. For more information, visit www.rentacrate.com.
SHREDX by RENTACRATE REPRESENTATIVE BECOMES AUTHORIZED COMPLIANCE TOOLKIT PROVIDER August 26, 2008 Waltham, MA – SHREDX by RENTACRATE is proud to announce that VP of Shredding, Brian Kaffee is one of a limited number of information security professionals nationwide to be authorized as a distributor for a new Information Destruction Policy Compliance Toolkit. The “Toolkit,” available free-of charge, is designed to help organizations develop the written information destruction procedures now required by law. According to the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), most organizations in the US report that they currently do not comply with this requirement and, therefore, are at risk. The Toolkit is the first and only publication to specifically address information destruction policy development with a goal of making compliance with the laws easy and understandable. And, the timing could not be better. The Federal Trade Commission recently reached a settlement with an Illinois-based mortgage company for discarding personal information without first destroying it, resulting in a fine of $50,000. In the settlement, the FTC cited the absence of the required written policies and procedures as a basis for the penalty. Similarly, the Attorney General of Texas recently announced two settlements with retailers for improper disposal of personal information, also citing the failure to have written policies and procedures. In each of the settlements, the resulting fines amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to NAID’s executive director Robert Johnson, “It is obvious that law enforcement agencies are becoming more aggressive in requiring compliance with the information destruction regulations as they continue to struggle with the growing ID Theft epidemic. Since last summer alone, there have been more fines, charges and penalties for improper disposal of personal information than there have been in the prior 10 years.” “For some organizations, the policy on information destruction amounts to a single sentence, advising employees to destroy sensitive information properly before it is discarded,” Johnson adds. “In today’s social and business climate, that simply does not provide sufficient direction to employees who are dealing with many forms of media from any number of sources. Regulators, auditors, courts of law, the media and public sentiment are insisting on a more thorough approach to information disposal because of the potentially devastating consequences of improper disposal on people’s lives.” Prior to authorizing a NAID Member representative to distribute the Toolkit, NAID requires that they become oriented in its use. Only individuals who have completed the orientation are permitted to distribute it. The Toolkit contains sample policies and procedures for training, authorization and destruction for the full range of conventional media forms, including paper records, computers, magnetic tapes, optical and micro media. In addition, the Toolkit includes sample forms, templates and other resources useful in implementing the policy. And, while the Toolkit offers information destruction procedures for in-house information destruction, it also contains sample policies and procedures for selecting competent service providers. Alan Andolsen, a highly regarded records management consultant who contributed to the Toolkit, says, “To my knowledge, this is the most thorough examination of proper information destruction available to date. It is something that can be integrated into almost any existing information management or security program or it can stand on its own.” The NAID Information Destruction Policy Compliance Toolkit, which runs over 70 pages and includes a CD, containing electronic versions of all templates and sample forms, is available free-of-charge. For more information on the NAID Information Destruction Policy Compliance Toolkit, contact Brian Kaffee at SHREDX by RENTACRATE by telephone at 877-474-7339 or by email at email@example.com About Rentacrate® and ShredX by Rentacrate™ Rentacrate® is the first and foremost plastic crate and moving equipment rental company in the United States. The Rentacrate Complete Moving System™ offers an easy-to-use and cost-effective environmental alternative to cardboard boxes for business and residential moves. The company can make deliveries and pick-ups directly to and from any location. In conjunction with its ShredX by Rentacrate™ division, Rentacrate® also offers full-service shredding, purging and electronic recycling. Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, Rentacrate® now has sixteen distribution centers across the U.S., with all products and services available nationwide. For more information, visit www.rentacrate.com.