I Ink, Therefore I Am
Full Circle Image image supply re-manufacturing franchise
An eruption of ink, as furious as a Kuwaiti oil well, blasted onto the recycling marketplace in the early '90s. And Mike Bouquet, co-founder and vice president of Full Circle Image, was in the thick of it. Along with his partners, Bouquet, now 34, helped launch the image supply re-manufacturing franchise in 1991. Little did he know, they were tapping into a vast sea of toner gold.
The Rochester, Minnesota-based company originally marketed recycled ribbons, but field representatives soon learned there was a demand for imaging resources, complete with toner cartridges and fax and copier supplies. "We help [businesses] deal with supplies in an environmentally friendly way," Bouquet says, "we help them save money."
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