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Newsletter July 3, 2017

July 3, 2017     Please FORWARD to a friend or colleague.     SUBSCRIBE


re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a second, unrelated industry.  LEARN MORE ABOUT US>>
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In this Edition Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia
Premium Totes.  Got in a couple of truckloads of premium IBC totes.  Sizes:  110, 120, 275, and 330 gal.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>> 
   
July Sale....Guardrail Timbers.  Our guardrail posts are on sale this month.  L: Dallas, Denver  Click for Sale Price>>
     
Turf Pad Underlayment.   BEFORE:  These interlocking pieces of expanded polypropylene were used as turf underlayment on a football field.  FOR SALE:  The pieces are 1" x 48" x 48".  We have 60,000 Sq Ft of this underlayment.  L: Denver  Click for Pictures and Pricing>>  *A,C,E:  These pads are sturdy, water permeable, interlocking, etc.  

repurposedIDEA"These turf pads look like they could be the makings of a great floating island on waste water ponds to help clean up the water!" - Joe

equipmentPARTS.  Sometimes it's the parts and pieces of a specialized piece of equipment that is what can be "repurposed".  Here are a few examples.  Q: Can you think of parts of other types of equipment/machinery that can be "repurposed"?  Submit Ideas>>

Train Locomotive Fuel Tanks.  These are 4,500 gal fuel tanks taken off the underbelly of train engines.  

repurposedSMARTS "Around here they use the huge underbelly locomotive fuel tanks as the flotation components of barges that they do construction and dredging work off of." Jason in Indiana

Food Grade Plastic Pallets.  We just got in a bunch of food grade/FDA plastic pallets.  Most pallets are 40" x 48".   L: Denver   Pallet Pricing>> 


 
repurposedCONTACT "I wanted to introduce my business to you as a possible extension for the purpose of re-use and recycling of material.  We employ a heat technology which removes combustibles from waste materials.  I wanted to introduce the thought as a way for repurposedMATERIALS to find homes for items that may not be other wise of interest to you." - Mike  RE: Mike, we'd love to learn more about your niche in hopes of referring business to you!

Q:  Like Mike's company, does your company repair, upgrade, restore, overhaul, recondition, cleanup assets or materials that industry is discarding to increase their value?  We are building our Rolodex of companies that add value to castoffs of Corporate America.   If yes, we’d like to hear from you!  Call Damon @ 303.321.1471 or 
Email Damon>>
 
  
WANTED Hard-to-Recover Metals.  Do you have waste material that has a % ofnon-ferrous metal content that is hard to recover?  If yes, we might be able to help!  Lots of these metals have very little, if any, scrap value because the metal is too costly to recover because of adjoining materials..eg: plastics, glass, coatings, adhesives, rubber, laminated films, etc.  Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Us for Details>>

EXAMPLE:  So, want an example of a hard-to-recover metal?  Take for example denim Blue Jeans.  They have brass rivets in them, but because of the cotton fibers surrounding the brass rivets the value of the brass is greatly diminished because of the labor required to remove all the cotton. 

  
chemistry/ingredientPRODUCTS
 
repurposedSUCCESS...Tapioca Starch.  BEFORE: We took in 40,000 lbs of bio certified tapioca starch manufactured for the cosmetic industry.  AFTER: One of the distillers who bought the start..."The ONLY thing in the bottle is the spirit we fermented form the tapioca starch we got from you guys. If we could get more of the starch at the same price we’d do another few runs  for sure. When it came off the still it tastes like a smooth vanilla vodka." - Mark Allen

Q
: Like the cosmetic company, do you have any product, chemistry, ingredients, etc, that are obsolete...eg: out-of-date, off-spec, etc...that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes, contact Damon @ 303.321.1471 or 
Email Damon>> 

   
 
Multi Surface Sealer.  We just did a deal for 4,000 liters of the super concentrated sealer Zycosil.  L: Denver  Click Here for Product Details>>

backSTORY:  The chemistry behind this multi surface sealer was originally developed to seal the heat tiles on the underside of the Space Shuttle while it sat on the launch pad during rainstorms.

Custer Feldspar 200   L: Dallas  Click for Pricing>>

Zonyl 8740 (stone and masonry sealer)  L: Atlanta  Click for Pricing>>

Sanotracin (hydrogen peroxide-based sporicidal disinfectant)  L: Chicago  Click for Pricing>>

Catalyzed Persulfate (for environmental remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater)  L: Denver  Email  for Pricing>>
repurposedPRODUCTS see all PRODUCTS>>
 
Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Steel Grates.  We have just a few of these grates from BBQ manufacturer left.  They are 13 1/2" x 25 1/2".  They come 25 grates per box.  Order Online>> 

Q:  Like this BBQ manufacturer, do you have surplus / obsolete inventory that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes, Email Details>>

repurposedIDEA:  "These grates would be ideal for cheese drying racks!" - Anita Jacobs in 
Wisconsin

 
PROBLEM:  "We are expanding water processing capacity at our plant in Mississippiwhich recovers carbon solids and liquids from chips of scrap tires.  We must clean the water sufficiently- hence our interest in the 13x molecular sieve." John

RE:  John, if you're looking to clean process water, we also have three Clean 20 process water filtration systems, too.  L: Dallas 
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13x Molecular Sieve.  BEFOREThis molecular sieve was supposed to be a part of a manufactured product that ended up getting canceled.  We have 42,000 lbs.  The bead size: .8-1.6MM.  L: Atlanta  Click Here for Pricing>>

     
Wood I-Joists BEFORE: These I-joists by Redbuilt were used on a temporary framing project before we made a deal for them.  These are 13 1/2' and we have about 1,500 of them.  L: Chicago  Click Here for Pricing>>  
    
Tire Treads.  These are 30" x 186" long rubber treads.  When a tire doesn't meet spec at the manufacturer, they cut out the treads like this.  So, these treads have all  of their tread still in them!  L: Denver  Click Here for Tread Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "Your tire treads work great as traction mats on projects where we don't want our skidsteers and other equipment tearing up the soft ground we're working on!" - Bill Allen in Ohio

Former Prison.  We have 60,000 Sq Ft former correctional facility for sale.  (*A,C,E - 8" precast concrete construction designed to withstand an F5 tornado, 4" water tap, 80 interstate miles from an int'l airport, backup generator, etc.)  L: Brush, CO  Email for More Details>> 

repurposingPOSSIBILITY:  We had a prospective buyer group visit the prison last Friday.  They are looking at "repurposing" it for a data center.  They are especially attracted by the heavy power, backup generator, etc.  Wade, thanks for your interest!

Q: Do you have a property that would be a good candidate for sale that could be "repurposed"?  We're buying.  
Email Details>>

   
 
Highway Sign Box Truss.  We just got in this galvanized box truss used for overhead highway signs.  There are 3 bolt together sections x 5 1/2' x 6 1/2' x 22' = 66' long.  L: Chicago  Click for Pricing>>

Your Ideas:  "It seems like your 66' long truss would work well for being the structure to carry utilities like a water pipe over a river. - William Anderson

    
  
lastEDITION
Since the US Open Golf tourney ended yesterday, how about a golf "repurpose"...

Railroad Car Bridge "I see you sell flat rail car bridges.  How about this former passenger rail car bridge on the Lost Tracks golf course in Oregon.  I thought you guys would dig this!" - Larry Allen  Larry, you guessed right...we dig this bridge!  See Size and Price of our Flat Car Bridge>>
    

  
Reader Frustration.   "The email layout could be improved by tightening up the corresponding photos and descriptions.  The items/pages still seem a bit jumbled or run together." - Jaime Parr  RE: On viewing the newsletter…You may know this but try clicking on the link at the top of every newsletter…”view in your web browser”.  That will open the newsletter in your browser instead of your email client.  That usually solves the format problem for most readers!
* A.C.E.  This acronym stands for AttributesCharacteristicsEngineering.  We use this acronym to tell you a little about a used material and what qualities it has in hopes that someone can find a "repurpose" for it.  Asked another way...what did the material do in its 1st life that might help identify a very different, 2nd life for it?