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Lehi company hosts ‘rage cage’ to encourage going paperless

By Carley Porter daily Herald - | Jun 18, 2019
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Vernadette Amos, of Thousand Oaks, California, swings on a filing cabinet inside of "The Rage Cage" created by Phat Axe and sponsored by eFileCabinet as part of the Scaling New Heights conference Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Nate Fullmer, of Pleasant Grove, throws around paper from a printer inside of "The Rage Cage" created by Phat Axe and sponsored by eFileCabinet as part of the Scaling New Heights conference Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Nate Stutz, owner of Phat Axe, brings out debris from inside of "The Rage Cage" created by Phat Axe and sponsored by eFileCabinet as part of the Scaling New Heights conference Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Nick Chasten, of Raleigh, North Carolina, swings on a printer inside of "The Rage Cage" created by Phat Axe and sponsored by eFileCabinet as part of the Scaling New Heights conference Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Craig Stutz, with Phat Axe, dumps debris from the inside of "The Rage Cage", created by Phat Axe and sponsored by eFileCabinet, into the back of a truck to be disposed of Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Nick Chasten, of Raleigh, North Carolina, signs his name after participating in "The Rage Cage" created by Phat Axe and sponsored by eFileCabinet as part of the Scaling New Heights conference Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Dallin Droubay, of Eagle Mountain, swings on a printer inside of "The Rage Cage" created by Phat Axe and sponsored by eFileCabinet as part of the Scaling New Heights conference Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Nate Stutz, owner of Phat Axe, removes a component from a printer to be recycled after it was smashed inside of "The Rage Cage", created by Phat Axe and sponsored by eFileCabinet, as part of the Scaling New Heights conference Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Remnants of a scanner explode away after a swing from Nick Chasten, of Raleigh, North Carolina, inside of "The Rage Cage" created by Phat Axe and sponsored by eFileCabinet as part of the Scaling New Heights conference Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

Lehi software company eFileCabinet has put a lot of its focus on not only helping business run more efficiently by keeping all of their documents in one place, but going green by doing so.

“If you come to eFileCabinet you help save a tree,” eFileCabinet CEO Jesse Wood said. “And, you’ll find your business more efficient when you get rid of that paper.”

The document management software company provides software solutions that help businesses automate everyday processes, organize and improve workflow, all online so that it can be done without the use of paper. At the Scaling New Heights Conference this week in Salt Lake City, eFileCabinet is promoting going paperless in an unusual way: with a “rage cage.”

The idea stems from the desire to get rid of machines that utilize paper, such as copy machines, or filing cabinets where paper is typically stored. Wood said the company’s marketing came up with the idea to smash those types of standard office items.

The company then reached out to Nate Stutz, owner of Phat Axe in American Fork, the only operational “smash room” in Utah.

Phat Axe celebrated its one-year anniversary in March and recently opened up a second location in St. George, during which time Stutz said he had been contemplating the idea of a mobile smash room. When eFileCabinet contacted him, he said it just accelerated his plans, making the mobile smash room or “rage cage” at the Scaling Heights Conference the very first of its kind. Stutz designed the 10 x 10 room to be collapsible.

For its first run, both for Stutz and eFileCabinet, the rage cage has been a smashing success. Participants put on all sorts of protective gear to keep them safe from flying debris and they have 20-30 seconds to do as much damage as possible. In addition to letting people know about their product, eFileCabinet has turned the event into a competition, videoing all the participants and posting the videos on the company’s Facebook page. People can go “like” the videos and the subject of the video with the most likes will win a grand prize of $1,000.

“It’s fantastic,” Wood said. “People are actually learning a little bit about what they can do obviously to get rid of paper in their offices and become more business efficient in their organizations with eFileCabinet and enjoying it while they take out some of their rage on some of those devices they’ve always had not working in their own offices.”

Randi Rose co-owns Thrive Business Services LLC with her best friend Gayle Goldman. This is their fifth year attending the Scaling New Heights conference and when they found out about the rage cage, Rose said she was “looking forward to putting a bat in my hands.”

“Being from Brooklyn, New York, I loved it,” Rose said. “I was really happy.”

It also accomplished of getting Rose and Goldman to investigate what eFileCabinet had to offer. Rose said that while eFileCabinet’s offerings don’t quite meet the needs of their company, she loved the way it looked and said the eFileCabinet representatives were really nice.

“The environment of the conference is so collaborative,” Rose said. “This is not a cutthroat place … everybody’s resource for everybody else. And that’s the environment that eFileCabinet is sponsoring.”

In addition to encouraging people to save trees, eFileCabinet is promoting recycling as well. All the smashed up pieces that can be recycled will be, Wood said.

After today, the mobile smash room will also be available to companies to rent for full days at a time, Stutz said, since it’s too complicated to put up and take down quickly. Reservations can be made by visiting the Phat Axe website. The St. George smash room will open next month.

Learn more about eFileCabinet by visiting its website, and vote for the best smash videos by visiting the company’s Facebook page.

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