DELAFIELD, WISCONSIN, USA --- Monks who operated a multimillion-dollar Internet business selling printer inks and toners from rural Wisconsin have sold their company and belongings and disbanded their small monastic community.
Two years ago, the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Spring Bank had projected sales of $3.5 million for LaserMonks Inc. Now, the monks' 15,000-square-foot home and 500 acres are for sale for $2.6 million. The LaserMonks name and customer list have been sold to a California firm. Religious artifacts, furniture and farm equipment was auctioned off last month. The monks have gone their separate ways.