About Us

Passion. Experience. Diligence.


Power of Three® is a collaboration of three innovative industries; paper shredding, paper making and paper delivery. The combined power of these three industries working together to recycle your paper provides more value to you then these companies working independently.

Founded in Vermont, P3 is a three step process of shredding your confidential paper, making new paper products with your shredded paper and delivering paper products in the form of paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, and facial tissue back to you.

Power of Three® collaboration continues to build strength globally by developing partnerships with additional paper shredding companies, paper manufacturers and paper distributors worldwide.


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We offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget. Bring the closed loop recycling program to your organization today!

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Foley Distributing

Founded in 1879 , Foley Distributing specializes in the development and delivery of product solutions to the Janitorial, Sanitary and Food Service Industries. They are committed to being a responsible steward of Vermont’s natural resources. As an Environmental Partner, their policy is to seek environmental quality improvements throughout their business operations. They believe it is their obligation to help prevent pollution while meeting core business objectives.


paper shredding


SecurShred is a document and electronic media destruction company servicing Vermont, New Hampshire, Northeast New York and Western Massachusetts. They provide their clients with the most secure and cost effective method of destroying sensitive information

paper manufacturing

Our approved paper manufacturing partners are global makers of hygiene products, representing over 65% of total market share and provide easy of implementation for the Power of Three® program. Their innovative dispenser programs lead the industry with award winning dedication to sustainability and renewable resources, creating products that include paper towels, bath tissues, napkins, and facial tissues.



John A. King, Co-Founder

John A. King has served as Vice President of Sales for Foley Distributing since 1998. Over the past twenty years, Foley Distributing was awarded the 2011 Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year award by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and the 2012 Vermont Governors Environmental Excellence award for the development of the Power of Three® closed loop program. Mr. King was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Minor in Business from Northeastern University, and a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

 “Working for the Foley Family, Vermont’s oldest family owned business, has been a rewarding experience which provided a great culture that supported new ideas and innovation from their employees, like the development of the Power of Three®.  I was able to develop close trusting relationships with our Shredding and manufacturing partners focused on collaboration, persistence and tenacity, with the end result developing the first measurable closed loop program.” 


David Van Mullen, Co-Founder

David Van Mullen is the General Manager at SecurShred, where he’s worked for the past 14 years. Since its inception, SecurShred has provided secure information destruction services to its customers in the greater Vermont area. With a focus on security and customer service, SecurShred has established itself as a trusted partner to both large and small businesses who rely on SecurShred to properly destroy and dispose of their confidential information. David is a Manchester, NH native who received a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Business Administration at the University of Vermont.