Rise of the Urbanminers

“Adam Chisick has adopted the wisdom of his grandfather’s time and retooled it for his socially conscious generation. With his father and grandfather behind him, he’s turned the family junk business of the 1900s, founded in north end Winnipeg, into “urbanmining” today, with a metal recycling warehouse, in the south end of Winnipeg. Today, urbanmine clients range from backlane ‘urbanminers’; …to ‘lean’ manufacturers who are looking to be efficient in their operations.”

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  • A-lu-mi-num Jingle

  • Dead Car, Good Deed

    Old Parts New Starts gets polluting cars off the road. Turns them into cash donations.

“I like the read-out scale. You can see it.”

— Don Zieglgansberger

Don's Salvage, Estevan, Saskatchewan

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“Extremely open and transparent.”

— Lise Baker

General Manager, Champ Industries

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“Concerned about the environment.”

— Lyndon Finney

Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Tool and Die

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“Big enough to handle our products.”

— Barry Fraser

Production Manager, Imperial Steel Products

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“Beautiful, clean... This is a scrap yard?”

— Terry MacLeod

CBC Radio Manitoba, Broadcast October 2009

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