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It’s Time to Purge your Business Records

Every year after Thanksgiving, businesses all over the world clean out older files and make space for the new year. It’s time to set a date for your “Purge Party”. One thing I know you will need is Records Storage Boxes. Why pay more for lower quality at the big name stores?

Elmwood Records Center has heavy duty records storage boxes that are made to last. Order your boxes today. Special pricing for volume discounts and delivery are available. Call Matt Glaviano, Elmwood’s Records Analyst at 504-826-9090 or email him at mattglaviano@elmwoodrecords.com to place your order now.

Why your Organization needs a Records Management Program


Written by: 
Allen Podraza ECMp, ERMp, SharePoint p

Do you know what records your organization must keep and for how long, to comply with federal and state statutes and regulations? Have you identified and preserved your organization’s vital records ensuring they are available in case of disaster? If you are involved in litigation, do you know where your organization’s electronically stored records are located and how they can be searched and accessed? If your organization completes an IRS Form 990, will you be able to answer “yes” to the question asking whether your organization has a records management program in place?

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Between 70-80% of an organization’s processes are still being managed on paper.

Isn’t it time you looked in records management?  No Job is Too Big or Too Small!


Small Business Packages

    Accounts will automatically upgrade to the next business package once the box quantity exceeds the current package limit and the monthly fees and services will apply accordingly. Once an account exceeds the 200 box threshold of the Platinum Package the account will automatically upgrade to the standard account rates.

    *Additional fees may apply for extra services required.
    ** Box sizes (units) are considered as follows:   Size 1 = under 1.2 cubes (1 unit); Size 2 = 1.3 to 2.0 cubes (2 units) (including x-ray boxes) and Size 3 = 2.1 to 3.0 cubes (3 units)

    Are your records safe?

    This morning a fire broke out inside a power plant in New Orleans resulting in a water main break and flooded streets. Incidents just like this remind us of how important it is to protect our business and personal records.

    Advice on dealing with wet and moldy records

    Paperless office transition

    Many offices would like to go paperless but making the transition isn’t so easy and you may need a home for your paper records.  Elmwood Records Center can make the move much easy by providing a place to store your records while also offering scanning, record retrieval and destruction services. Contact our Records Analyst, Matt Glaviano for a complimentary consultation and let us assess your needs as you move to a paperless environment.

    Advice on handling wet & moldy records

    Hurricanes, Floods and Basement flooding is more and more common. Records kept in unsafe places can turn into a nightmare.


    Paper records and electronic devices often are among the items damaged by rain or flood water, and organizations must determine whether and how to restore these documents or to securely destroy them. NAID says it recently published two articles describing the disposition of wet records and how to handle moldy records. 

    NAID CEO Robert Johnson says, ”In the event wet paper records are old enough to discard, disposing of them in a secure and safe manner is still a struggle. On the other hand, if the records have not reached their legal disposal date, there are still some basic steps that allow organizations to avoid problems due to their loss.”

    Link to this Secured Business Destruction Magazine article:

    www.sdbmagazine.com/naid-offers-advice-wet-records.aspx

    Oh No! The file is missing…

    What’s the cost of a missing file? Stress, productivity loss, or the loss of confidential information that could result in litigation? We can help you cut out the headache no matter the size of your business. Records management starting packages begin at $29.95 monthly. Click here to learn more.

    Records and real estate

    Each four-drawer file cabinet holds an average of 10,000 to 12,000 documents, takes up to 9 square feet of floor space, and costs $1,500 per year. That’s a lot of money and real estate! Have you explored the cost savings of sending your records off-site?