Beaumont, TX’s Document Shredding Solution
Beaumont got its big start more than 100 years ago. It was named after Mary Dewburleigh Barlace Warren Beaumont, the wife of businessman Henry Millard. Beaumont officially became a town on December 16, 1838, and was a center for cattle raisers and farmers in its early years.
In the late 1800s, Beaumont became an important lumber and rice-milling town. Because Beaumont is strategically-located on the Neches River and had an active river port, the city was ideally positioned to capitalize on the lumber boom of the late 19th century. The city helped ship lumber across the country, most importantly to help rebuild the railroads after the Civil War. The first commercial rice mill in Texas, the Beaumont Rice Mill, was also founded during this period in Beaumont’s history.
On January 10, 1901, the Lucas Gusher on Spindletop Hill exploded, shooting oil hundreds of feet in the air. The explosion was so intense that nine days later the oil column was still gushing nearly 200 feet high, producing around 100,000 barrels a day.
The Lucas Gusher dramatically displayed the natural resource that lay below Beaumont. Within a few days of the Lucas Gusher explosion, over 40,000 curious sightseers, speculators and job-seekers descended on Beaumont. Restaurants, hotels and retail establishments were overwhelmed as the city’s population grew from 9,000 in January 1901 to 30,000 in March 1901, leading to a Texas-sized building boom.
Over the next few years, dozens of oil companies were chartered. Six wells were erected on Spindletop Hill, helping make the U.S. the world’s leading petroleum-producing nation. Spindletop became the first major oil field and the largest in American history, ushering in the Petroleum Age.
Dedicated to Keeping Beaumont Safe
Proper document destruction is a very important part of doing business today. Not only does the law require proper data destruction, but clients and employees expect that you will safeguard their private information. Many consumers are concerned about identity theft, which has become the fastest growing crime in the U.S. It is also important to businesses that their trade secrets and confidential information are kept private. The consequences of improperly disposing of confidential information could cost your organization a lot of money, time, and embarrassment. Texas Security dedicates itself to keeping you protected by providing on-site shredding for your business or residence, one-time purges, and convenient drop off service.
Texas Security Shredding is Your Security Information Expert
TSS is committed to helping our clients develop policies and procedures that will safeguard their businesses and customers as well as providing outstanding service and competitive pricing. TSS is your information security expert. We take our job seriously and are dedicated to providing solutions to our clients by providing:
- On-Site NAID AAA Certified Document Shredding
- Assistance with Policies and Procedures
- Employee Training
- HIPAA Employee Training
- Identity Theft Prevention Training
- Shred Days
Risks of Office Shredders
When you use office shredders, which are slow, unreliable, and inefficient, they are risky because they give the employee complete discretion as to whether a document should be shredded or discarded in the trash. Many business data breaches are the result of such policies. Corporate data breaches are costly in many ways. Here are just a few:
- Criminal and/or Civil Penalties
- Identity Theft
- Exposure of Private Client or Patient Information
- Theft of Trademark Secrets or Competitive Information
- Loss of Client Confidence
- Damaged Public Relations
- Negative Media Coverage
When you pay an employee to shred documents what is done with the waste? Most likely it is put into the trash. We recycle all of our waste materials.
For every 1 ton of paper recycled:
- 7000 gallons of water are saved
- Between 17 and 31 trees are saved
- 4000 KWh of electricity is saved
- 60 pounds of air borne pollutants are not expelled
Documents you should be shredding
Wondering what kinds of documents should go through the shredder? Here are some examples:
- Tax returns
- Photo IDs
- Bank statements
- Voided checks
- Employee pay stubs
- Credit card information
- Copies of sales receipts
- Documents containing sensitive information such as name, address, phone number or email
- Employment records
- Optical Disks
- License Plates
- Pill Bottles
- ID Badges
- Hard Drives
- Microfilm & Microfiche
- Magnetic Tapes