What – and who – destroys the seemingly indestructible? Stoves and tractors; mountains of cell phones, hard drives, photo copiers, and other electronic scrap; cars and boats – and even an amusement park – the old is crushed and shredded to make way for the new. SHRED! goes inside a world where maverick engineers and master tradesmen build monster machines designed to destroy the indestructible. An original Canadian series by Toronto-based yap films, this 13-part half-hour series reveals the monster machines and men of Shredding Systems Inc., a company that custom builds and fixes shredders to keep multi-million-dollar companies humming around the world.
SSI makes industrial shredders in the most extreme environments imaginable – each one tailored to the job at hand, designed to cut through anything other companies can’t get rid of. Each episode follows the grinding gears, metal-crushing, against-the-clock pressure as the SHRED! team navigates each tough new assignment. Each shredder is a custom work of engineering art – a hulking million-dollar piece of machinery taller than a house, weighing close to 50 tons, with dozens of huge blades designed to shred anything it can get its claws on, and ripping through its own weight in material on a daily basis. Industries around the world rely on these metallic beasts to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year – if they break down for just one day, some companies will lose millions.