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Newsletter June 22, 2017

June 22, 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
Customer Idea:  "I'm thinking of using your bar joists and roof decking to build a roof structure between two shipping containers.  Pretty cheap storage solution." - Kit Martin in Wyoming

Joists.  20" x 26'; 28" x 34'; 32" x 40'.  L: Denver  Joist Pricing>>

Roof & Floor Decking.  36" x 20' and 37" x 14' panels.  (NOTE: These are about twice as heavy as normal metal roofing sheets.)  L: Denver  Deck Pricing>>

      
Concrete Pumping Hose.  We did a deal for a rubber hose shop's inventory.  It included multiple rolls of this 800 psi pumping hose.  There are about 30 rolls.  If they avg 50', then we'd have a minimum of 1,500'.  We'd rather make someone a good deal on all rather taking the time to inventory each individual hose.  L: Denver  EMail for Details>>
         
repurposedINBOX.  BEFORE:  "Damon, Michigan State University is working with us on plans for replacing their synthetic turf at their Ralph Young Field, used for Field Hockey.  As you probably know, field hockey turf is shorter and its fibers stand up.  This field is 80,000 sq ft.  Perhaps this removed turf could be re-used for field hockey or some indoor events." - Dan  AFTER:  Dan accepted our offer, and we now have field hockey turf in 3 of our locations.

Q: Like Dan and his turf, do you have materials that you're getting rid of that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes, Email Us Details>>

Marketing Dilemma(Insiders View of How We Do Things.)  How do you differentiate log, shaggy football turf from this field hockey turf that is like turf on putt putt golf course greens?   Well, since most folks are unfamiliar with field hockey and most everybody is familiar golf, we've decided on calling our two styles: 1) Mini Golf Turf (aka: Field Hockey Turf) and 2) Football Turf

Turf.  L: Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas
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WANTED: empty 275 gal Totes.  Are you a manufacturer or distributor bringing in bulk ingredients in 275 gal totes?  If yes, we are interested in your old totes! Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Us for Details>>
EVA Rubber Sheets... Several colors of sheets.  Most sheets around 36" x 36" with some variation.  20,000+ Sq Ft available.  L: Chicago  Email for More Details>> 

Q: We know nothing about the different uses for EVA rubber.  So, how could these EVA sheets of rubber be "repurposed"?  Any tidbits, advice, suggestions would be appreciated!  Submit Ideas>>

  
Your Ideas:  "Vibration isolation pads for appliances, HVAC, etc." - Chuck B

"The EVA rubber may be used for gasket material for piping, or ducting. Gasket cutters across the nation may be interested." - Brad Fimrite

   
Make Offer...Vintage Factory Flooring.  We just got in 1,200 SF of retro, cool flooring out of warehouse in South Carolina. L: Atlanta  Email Offer>>
 

 
 
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Military Cargo Parachutes.  35' and 100' diameter chutes available.  (Only two 100' chutes left.)  Order Online>> 

repurposedPROJECT:  This is the stage at the American Players Theater in Spring Green, WI covered by a massive parachute to keep the hot summer sun off the actors and actresses.

 
Billboard Vinyls Order Online>>

NOTE:  The first cutting of hay across the country is getting swathed and baled across the country right now.  Hay farmers and ranchers are placing their orders. 
  
Rolls of Gasket Rubber.  (NOTE: The blue fabric is protective layers between the black rubber.)  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

Your Ideas:  "Tool box liners." - Sam Chitwood     
    
Stainless Steel Skeletons.  We just got in a bunch of stainless steel skeletons  The skeletons were created when they punched out 7/64" holes.  Sheets Sizes: 3' x 12', 4' x 12'.  These sheets are thin enough to be quite flexible.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>

Your Ideas:  "I want to cut a 4’ dimension down to 2’ and use the 2’ x 10’ piece to act as a guard against rats/rattlesnakes/vermin from getting through the walls of outdoor buildings on my property. The fact that it is stainless is perfect." Wayne in Tucson, AZ

  
Steel W Beams.  We have a large quantity of used 15' W-beams available.  These beams were salvaged from a structure so they do have a few holes drilled and a few flanges from their previous life.   L: Atlanta  Click for Pricing>>
    

Semi Trailer Flooring.   This is brand new, never installed hardwood trailer flooring.  The floor boards are 1" x 12" x 8' w/ ship lap edges.  L: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, Dallas, Chicago  Click Here for Trailer Wood Pricing>>  

repurposedCUSTOMER:  In progress photos from a trailer flooring wall treatment project in Nebraska.  Travis, thanks for sending pictures.

   

 
NEW COLORS...Used Climbing Rope.  New colors available.  WARNING: These ropes are NOT to be re-used for any life supporting purposes!  Order Online>>

repurposedCUSTOMER "My creative juices flow with all the fun climbing rope colors!  Great prices, too!" - Bill Andrews 
Food Conveyor Belting.  L: Denver  Click Here for Food Conveyor pricing>>
 
repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Some of your plastic food conveyor looks very similar to plastic tiles used on these kid's water features.  This might be a great "repurpose" for this food industry product." Bill Adolph in Michigan 


55 gal Plastic Drums w/ Locking Lids.  These are food grade drums.  (They have not been rinsed so there is a little residue in them.)  And, they are nestable so the shipping is less expensive than normal drums.  This style of drum went fast last time we had them!  300 drums in stock.  $40/drum.  Discounts available on large quantity orders.  L: Denver  >>To order, call Ethan at 303.321.1471>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We sold 40 barrels to a composting company last week.  Victor, we appreciate your business!

 
Portable Duct Heaters.  We have a couple of these used portable 400,000 BTU duct heaters.  L: Atlanta, Dallas  Click here for pricing>>>
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repurposedARMY.  "Wanted to let you know I continue to share your 'repurposing" business concept with the industries we do business with daily.  The stories in the email newsletter frequently triggers an idea about a company or organization I know of who should know about what you do.  I am such a fan of what you are doing that I think you deserve all of the free advertising you can get!  What you guys are doing seems like what we should all be trying to do, for the planet, for the future, and for basic, common-sense reasons of making good use of perfectly good stuff." - Reid Kruger in Missouri  REReid, we are humbled by your efforts!
  
Pop Quiz.  Below are pictures from a firewood supply business.  Question: Can you name the things that are "repurposed" in their operation in these two pictures?  Answers There are two "repurposes" in these pictures: 1) the steel cages holding the fire wood are the cages off of 275 gal totes, 2) The carts with the blue curtains are former baggage carts from an airport.
 
  
Schools Out!!  Why is that important in the "repurposing" world?  Because, that is when all the demolition and deconstruction projects happen!  We're interested in all kinds of things from schools...eg: Turf, Gym Floors, Bleachers, Roofing Materials, Netting, etc.

Q: Do you have knowledge about school facility projects where materials will be demo'd or removed that could be "repurposed"?  If yes, please forward our info to school officials/contractors, or send us details and we'll follow-up!  
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Your replies:  "Our school is doing a referendum vote in Sept and if it passes we will be replacing the football field's aluminum bleachers that seat about about 700-800.  Do you do salvage in NJ area?  I am on the school board so want to find out a bit more about how this works to see if this may be something that we present to the BOE as an option for us to consider." Julie
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* 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 it's 1st life that might help identify a very different, 2nd life for it?