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10 Successful COMPANIES That Started Life As Something Totally DIFFERENT

Successful companies

10) Iron Mountain Origins: Herman Knaust, renowned mushroom farmer, needed more space for his mushrooms, so in 1936 he bought some land and an abandoned iron ore mine to expand his business. As the mushroom business changed, Knaust shifted his business plan and, in 1951, re-christened the abandoned) mine the “Iron Mountain Atomic Storage Corporation.” […]

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