John Tapper's father and a few other men founded Gopher Resource back in 1946. John has worked there since 1979 and now leads the company as their Chief Operating Officer. With 240 employees in Eagan and 200 workers in their Tampa, Florida plant, they are a major recycling organization. In Eagan, they recycle 50,000 car batteries and many other things every day! Irving Kutoff, a 92 year old founder, stopped by as we were talking.