CBC Radio News – Urbanmine Beats Recession

“When I walked into the office I thought, ‘I’m walking into a software company with sleek furniture, beautiful clean precise lines, brand new.’ I thought, ‘this is a scrap yard?’ ….He (Mark Chisick) said ‘This is deliberate because we’re a different kind of business’ and urbanmine … typifies the way they think of it. This is a ‘mine’ in the city where you can find metal if you’re really resourceful about it.”


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