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Richards and Richards acquires Clarksville shredding company

Bowman Richards

Bowman Richards

Nashville-based Richards and Richards Secure Shredding announced recently it bought Clarksville-based L&C Shredding.

The acquisition expanded the company’s footprint in the Clarksville and Hopkinsville, Kentucky areas and more than doubled 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 and 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 and Richards way.”

With the purchase, Richards and 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 and Richards Secure Shredding, which purchased Top Secret Document Destruction in Tullahoma in 2017.

Operating since 1987, Richards and Richards Secure Shredding is Nashville’s oldest name in shredding and destruction services. The company specializes in secure paper shredding, hard-drive and media destruction, secure and responsible electronics recycling and product destruction. Many of Nashville’s law firms, hospitals, banks, financial service providers, government institutions, accounting firms, corporations, small businesses and people depend on Richards and Richards to securely destroy their paper records and electronic media. For more information on their services, visit

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