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Pandemic uplifts office electronics recycling business

South Carolina Business Review
SC Public Radio

Three years ago, our next guest’s company lost a customer which made up 90% of their revenue. As a result, they were immediately forced to figure out how to attract much smaller companies to their electronics recycling business. The answer involved new software and surprisingly, COVID. Mike Switzer interviews Brooks Boland, CEO of MSP Disposal in Columbia, SC.

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.