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

By Geoff Williams

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

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

In the beginning, his competitors likely laughed. Even a friendsuggested he had been hit in the head by a hockey puck one too manytimes. But Black, whose privately owned company doesn't divulgerevenues, says the business is going to make its first profit thisyear, and he has 10 full-time employees on his company roster.

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