Infoshred recognizes support from town; donates tree to show appreciation

By Calla Vassilopoulos - Staff Writer
East Windsor - posted Wed., Jul. 17, 2013
Stacey and Jack DiPiazza, owners of Infoshred, and East Windsor First Selectman Denise Menard help plant the tree Infoshred donated to the town. Photos by Calla Vassilopoulos.
Stacey and Jack DiPiazza, owners of Infoshred, and East Windsor First Selectman Denise Menard help plant the tree Infoshred donated to the town. Photos by Calla Vassilopoulos.

Tearing down a 50,000-square-foot building and rebuilding it from the foundation is no easy task, especially when boxes upon boxes of important documents are being stored there. Stacey DiPiazza, who owns Infoshred with her husband Jack, described the situation with one phrase: “What doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger.”

The East Windsor company, which shreds and stores important documents, was forced to rebuild its storage facility after the roof collapsed from severe weather in February 2011. With the guidance of the building department and the fire marshal and overall support from the town, reconstruction was completed in 11 months.

Last year, Stacey came up with the idea to donate a tree to the town, because she knew East Windsor had lost several pear trees in the October 2011 storm. At the time there was work being done on the parking area where the tree would be planted, so First Selectman Denise Menard asked if they could postpone the donation to avoid damaging the trees. Beebe Landscaping Services also donated two additional trees when they came to install the ones donated by Infoshred.

“For me, giving the tree to the town showed appreciation, but also signified our re-growth, and keeping the business going, and not having anybody lose their job,” said Stacey.

“We are so thankful they [Infoshred] thought of us,” said Menard. “We were doing our jobs, the town was really just doing their jobs, but they were thankful for that, so everybody won.”


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