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Salvage Operation

Think there's no money to be made from refuse? With a little ingenuity, you may be surprised.

This story appears in the November 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

When brainstorming new ways to collect old money, it never hurts to consider one of the classic clichés: One man's trash is another man's treasure.

It's a philosophy that will put Gord Black in the black by the end of the year. The 49-year-old CEO of Logs End Inc. formed his Ottawa-based company in 1998, vowing it would only harvest dead trees.

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