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Newsletter June 7, 2017

June 7, 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
AUCTION...Cargo Netting. - Ends Tonight 9pm EST / 6pm PST -  A whole pallet load of misc nets up for bid.  There is 1,900+ sq ft of net on the pallet.  L: Dallas  Click to Bid>>
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 See Answers Below>>
 
ONLINE AUCTION...Coroplast Sheets.  - Ends Tonight -  100's of signs from the U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships.  L: Denver  Click for Auction>>

BEFORE:  "I was given your name by Lindsey as a resource for 'repurposing' materials. I know she has connected with you guys on our behalf in the past after our US Open Snowboarding event in Vail, CO. Per usual, we will have a ton of coroplast signs that we’d love to avoid having go into the landfill." -Dana w/ Burton Snowboards  STATUS:  All these signs are up for bid in our online auction!  

Q: Like Dana, do you have materials from an event that you're done with that you'd like to see go to a new home?  If yes, 
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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
Online EQUIPMENT Auction.  Stuff is available from all 5 of our locations. - Ends Wed, June 7th @ 8pm EST/6pm MST -  L: Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta  Click to Bid>>

NOTE:  We use our online auctions to sell a lot of the materials that are too small in quantity to be featured on the website or in our newsletter.  So, don't miss out! 
 
CLICK HERE to See ALL Auction Items - Auction Includes:  CONCRETE (1) - CONTAINERS (11) - CONVEYOR BELTING (11) - EQUIPMENT (29) - FABRIC (12) - GLASS (3) - HOSE (24) - INSULATION (8) - LANDSCAPE PAVERS (19) - MISCELLANEOUS (23) - STEEL (33) - TURF (7) - WOOD (20)
T_2317140.JPG  Rockwell Drill Press....READ MORE or BID>>
T_2317160.JPG 60-ton Tripod Jack....READ MORE OR BID>>
T_2317375.JPG  Pallet Racking...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_2317210.JPG  Process Water Filter System...READ MORE OR BID>>
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Who are our customers? "Ethan, A while back I ordered fire hose from you to construct a bed for our polar bear. This is a picture of him lounging poolside.  As you can see Tundra thoroughly enjoys it!" - Brenda Kramer w/ the Bronx Zoo in NYC
 
Fire Hose.  We got a delivery of more fire hose last week.  L: Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia, Denver  Click Here for Hose Sizes and Prices>>
  
 
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 
Foundation Form I-Beams.  These are specialty 3" x 8' wooden I-beams originally used in the specialty concrete foundation form business.  L: Atlanta  Make Offer...Email Offer>>
Hardwood "Frame Stock".  We just got in a a truckload of different species...Maple, Hickory, Ash, etc. .. "frame stock" lumber.  L: Philadelphia  Click Here for Pricing>>  
Auction...Guardrail Blocks- Ends Tonight 9pm EST / 6pm PST -   L: Atlanta  Click Here to Bid>>

repurposedIDEA:  We sold a whole bunk of these to a company with a fleet of trucks.  They're going to "repurpose" the Guardrail Offset Blocks as Wheel Chocks.  Duncan, we appreciate your business!  *A,C,E - The blocks good be perfect chocks...they have all the Attributes, Characteristics, and Engineering (A,C,E).  They are cut to size, they are treated lumber, and they already have a hole drilled in them for the rope.

   
Gym Bleacher Wood.   L: Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia  Click for Species and Prices>> 

repurposedCOUNTERTOP:  "As promised – here are a few more photos of your Bleacher Wood in action!  Attendees loved the counter top.  It was a great conversation starter." Brianna Castillo w/ event marketing company in California
    
AUCTION...Rigid Insulation. - Ends Tonight 9pm EST / 6pm PST - Bunks of 3" x 4' x 8' sheets in the auction.  L: Dallas   Click Here to Bid>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "Your used Rigid Insulation is ideal for insulating buried water and sewer lines.  We lay a 24" wide piece of used insulation over any underground water or sewer lines we install.  The frost will not penetrate it.  I've been covering my lines I install for years without one freeze up." - Dave Bronn in Colorado

 
Ski Barrier Safety Netting.  This is safety netting from the FIS World Cup Ski circuit.  The orange rolls are 12' wide and pink rolls are 6' wide.  It has 3" squares.  This is awesome netting!!!  Click here for Net Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT: "This netting makes for great netting to make slow feeders for horses.  There are all kinds of advantages to covering hay with netting...they eat slower so they're not bored, it mimics the slow pace of natural grazing, less hay waste, etc." - Julie Eaton in New Mexico

Online Auction...Parking Lot Fabric. - Ends Tonight 9pm EST / 6pm PST -  L: Atlanta  Click To Bid>>  

BEFORE:  This was heavy fabric used as a temporary parking lot by Ford Motor Co. for new car inventory.  AFTER:  NASA-funded group purchased 4,500 Sq Ft of Parking Lot Fabric that they're going to install to serve as landing pads for drones.  Michael, we appreciate your business! 
  
    
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repurposedNEWS.  "Did you see the recent Wall St Journal article (Read Article>>) on the 'repurposing' of retired shipping containers?  Their headline...'Finding Out-of-the-Box Second Lives'...if a fitting tagline for repurposedMATERIALS and your innovative company.  I can't believe the WSJ hasn't featured your company, yet!" - John Thompson in Wisconsin  REJohn, Thx for sending this story.  Yes, operators are standing by waiting for a WSJ reporter to call...lol!
   
 
repurposedCARTOON:  "I thought of you guys when I saw this cartoon." - Jackie Valesquez in New Mexico  RE:  Interestingly, Jackie, we think "resourcefulness", which is used in the cartoon, is one of the keys to being a "repurposer"!  Enlarge Cartoon>>
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.
 
  
Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
* 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?