About the business:
Mainstream Global is a distributor of used and refurbished computer equipment in Lawrence, Mass. The company's target market is Latin America and its customers include manufacturers, resellers, e-tailers, retailers, and independent distributors. CEO Juan Yepez founded the company after working as a bilingual sales representative for a similar firm. Mainstream Global uses the Merrimack Valley Career Center to hire new employees to sustain the company's growth as well as create jobs in a largely economically depressed city.
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