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The Entrepreneur: Ross Youngs, 46, founder of UniKeep LLC in Columbus, Ohio

The Product: Youngs' latest product is the UniKeep, a stackable, archival-safe three-ring binder made from polypropylene and introduced in 2001. Its fully enclosed design allows users to store pens and other small items as well as papers. Youngs is also known for inventing the Safety-sleeve, the first sleeve using a combination of nonwoven, clear plastic for storing CDs in three-ring, fabric and clear-plastic binders. Youngs' company sells more than 1.5 billion Safety-sleeves and other licensed products annually.

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