Rhino Foods

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Rhino Foods

Burlington, Vt.

Alternative: Employee Exchange

For the past eight years, Rhino, which makes the cookie dough found in Ben & Jerry's ice cream, has lent out its manufacturing plant employees to neighboring companies during slow periods. The employees get their normal paychecks from Rhino, which invoices the other company for their hours worked. President Ted Castle wants to extend the program to salaried, managerial staff as well.