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About The Quinlan Companies

View a Timeline of The Quinlan Companies HistoryThe Quinlan Companies was started as an x-ray film reclaiming business in 1932 by two brothers, Aubrey and Clark Quinlan. Today, Lissa Quinlan, President, is the third generation of Quinlans to operate the companies. The companies have broadened their services to include a wide range of product and services involved with records management and storage, and photographic waste management.

The Quinlan Companies is comprised of four divisions:

The Photographic Waste Management Division's initial source of business was reclaiming the x-ray film's base plastic for use as menu covers, wallet picture holders and pinwheel novelty items. In 1965 the plastic film base changed and the value of silver began to increase. As a result, the primary profit opportunity became one of silver reclaiming. Today, recovery operations include: silver, silver in processing solutions, and the base material from medical, printing and industrial films and aluminum plates used in the printing industry.

With the current green movement, generators of environmentally sensitive waste material are becoming increasingly aware of their potential liabilities as polluters. At the same time, compliance standards are becoming more difficult to meet. The Quinlan Companies have responded to this challenge by repositioning the Photographic Waste Management Division from offering a scrap recovery service to providing a solution to potentially costly environmental problems. As a result, revenues are less sensitive to changes in the silver market and emphasis is on solutions to different compliance issues. The Photographic Waste Management Division has evolved from a scrap recycling business to a modern, environmental technology driven provider of silver waste management and related reclamation services.

The Records Management and Storage Division developed as a growing need for record storage, retrieval, and relocation services. Since 1980 we have specialized in the medical industry, with their need for long-term storage of x-ray films, and have since expanded by providing records management services to include legal, financial services and government markets.

Today, with new regulations pertaining to patient and client confidentiality The Quinlan Companies has responded with secure and encrypted Internet access to records entrusted to our care and custody, along with compliant, secure shredding of documents and records. The QuinlanVault® provides our clients with safe, secure access to their records in our real-time inventory, and allows immediate online ordering, scanning, downloading and viewing.

In 2007, The Quinlan Companies, Inc. added three new records management storage facilities in Florida, Maryland and Texas. These acquisitions allowed us to expand our service area to support new customers nationwide. These additional locations also provide a great platform for the continued evolution and expansion of our digital initiative for document scanning and the digitizing of mammography and radiology films.