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Nov 18, 2011 12:26
Category: Religious News

Laser Monk

     SPARTA, Wis. (AP) - Monks who operated a multimillion dollar
Internet business in rural Wisconsin have sold their company and
belongings and have disbanded their small monastic community near
the town of Sparta.
     Just two years ago, the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Spring
Bank had projected sales of $3.5 million for LaserMonks Inc. But
today, the monks' 15,000-square-foot home and 500 acres are for
sale. The LaserMonks name and customer list have been sold to a
California firm. Religious artifacts, furniture and farm equipment
was sold at auction last month. And the few monks that remained at
the abbey have gone their separate ways.
     The abbey's attorney tells the Journal Sentinel the economic
downturn and increased competition caused the monks to liquidate
the business, which sold laser printer inks and toners.