Firstly, businesses need to make the best use of their resources. Secondly, it is a privilege to manage these resources but also a core value of a sustainable, successful enterprise.
Finally, the access, protection and management of actionable records are critical components within the business process. Most importantly, this system is absolutely core to an efficient administration of the enterprise.
Sustainability is a practical business theme of company principal, Peter Frix. He founded a neighborhood recycling project without investment as a teenager. After 7 years in business, Mt. Hood Recycling Company was #2 in market share, just behind Weyerhaeuser. As a result, the company had a monthly recovery of 110 tons of waste paper material across Portland and Vancouver.
By 2009, monthly energy expense for our 10,000 sq. ft. Bellevue processing center averaged $1,600. In mid-2010, weekly operations doubled to 110 hours. In light of 100% increase in hourly operations, however, the company took steps internally to reduce energy use by 70%.
Due to the virtualization of our internal server farm, we were able to see this reduction. We discarded all copy machines, updated insulation and strategically changed the climate control system. In conclusion, these steps combined to ultimately reduce energy expenses below $500 a month.
A graduate of Jesuit High School (Portland, OR) and FreeDoc ® founder, Peter Frix studied at the University of Portland. He received a BA in Management with minor studies in Industrial Engineering and Metaphysics. He is a Certified Document Imaging Architek (CDIA). Additionally, Peter is certified as an Electronic Information Records Manager (CEIRM), and received this certificate from the University of Washington.