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Smart Ideas 08/05

Storage solutions, creative coffee and more

This story appears in the August 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

What: Portable storage units made from recycled andrestored cargo containers
Who: Rich Whelan of Moveable Cubicle
Where: Raleigh, North Carolina
When: Started in 2000

When Rich Whelan lived in Arizona, he frequently noticed largecontainers behind retail stores. Upon moving to North Carolina in1999, Whelan, 40, noted that these same giant steel containers werepiling up on the shoreline near U.S. shipping ports.

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