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Newsletter March 21, 2017

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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
Fire Hose Sizes: 1"- 5".  L: Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia  Order Online>>

repurposedINQUIRY:  "We need the fire hose for ice speedway bike tires which we race in Europe. The hose is used to place inside the tyre before the spikes. The hose stops the spikes pulling through. The reason we need canvas is that the weave stops tearing. We have tried the newer hoses, but without success." - Tim Dixon in United Kingdom
   

 
Q: Did Villlanova being upset over the weekend bust anyone's March Madnessbracket?  Well, some small consolation if you're a 'Nova fan, you can own one of their baseball tarps.  Yes, the two baseball tarps we have for sale came fromVillanova University.

Baseball Tarp.  We have both a "baseball field tarp" (170' x 170') and an "infield skin tarp" (covers just the dirt area between 1st, 2nd, 3rd Bases)  L: Philadelphia  
Click Here for Baseball Tarp Pricing>>
 
Refrigerated Container.   This is a air-transportable, self-contained refrigerated container for storage of temperature sensitive and perishable items.  88" W x 108"L x 97" H.  Mftg Website>>  L: Atlanta  Email for Pricing>>

Q:  How could this refrigerated container be "repurposed"?  Submit Ideas>>
Conveyor Belting.  4"-48" widths and 1/8"-1" thicknesss.  L: Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia  Click here for product details>>

emailINQUIRY:  "Looking for used conveyor belt to be used as indoor runway for high school track athletes wearing spikes so it doesn't damage floor underneath." -Jim Keys in Virginia
Surplus, Unused Insulation.  This is new, still-in-the-wrapper polyiso insulation.  We got in 3 truckloads.  L: Dallas  Email for Sizes and Details>>

repurposedPROJECT:  One of our customers got his local building inspector to approve this surplus insulation as an "accepted equal" for his home building project.  He saved huge over buying new!

Lunch & Learn.  Damon is doing a live webinar for the Patrick Engineering company for their monthly Lunch & Learn program.  Q: Would you like to have a "repurposing" presentation for one of your upcoming Lunch & Learn programs?  If yes, Contact Us>>
 
 
studentQUESTION:  "I am a student at Prague College in Prague, Czech Republic.  In my current assignment, I am supposed to bring up 3 examples of environmental management companies, and I would like one of these examples to be repurposedMATERIALS because I think you have a fascinating and unique concept with 'repurposing' instead of recycling." Miroslav Erdelyi  REMiroslav, We are happy to answer any questions to help with your assignment!
 
 
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Gym Bleacher Wood We a have alot of bleacher wood in stock.  Check out our pricing!  L: Atl, Den, Phi.  Click Here for Bleacher Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT: Customer, Patrick, "repurposed" old gym bleacher wood into a tailgate on his vintage Dodge M37.  Sweet!!!

Food Grade Plastic Pallets.  We just got in a bunch of food grade/FDA plastic pallets.  Most pallets are 40" x 48" and 35" x 40".  L: Denver   Pallet Pricing>> 

repurposedPROJECT:  "This is my 'repurposed' dock decking on a private lake.  I think the pallets will last forever and it was 75% less than the cost of marine grade wood.  I have to say that the finished results look very nice and it is sturdy." - Andy Zigan
 
substitutionaryTHINKING.  Chicken nest pad is basically a plastic, shag carpet-like material.  The shag, or pile, acts as cushioning so the eggs don't break when the hen lays them.  Q:  Wouldn't substituting shag-like used turf do the same thing as using purpose-built new nest pad?  Hmmm...!?!  And, by utilizing used turf, poultry owners would save both big $$$ and help keep turf out of our landfills.

Turf.  L: Atl, Chi, Den, Phi   Click Here for Turf Prices>>

How We Work.  "We were given your name through Mantec.  We have the following and wanted to know if this is something you'd have interest in.  If yes, what is the procedure?" - Joan  RE:  After sending us pictures and details, Joanaccept our offer.  And, Mantec thanks for the referral!  

Kaeser CSV-150 Vacuum Pump.  This is a big, rotary screw vacuum pump.  L: Philadelphia  Email for Details and Pricing>>
 
Composite Lumber.  We just took in a truckload of these 1/2" x 11 1/4" x 12' panels.  They come in 6 colors  L: Atlanta  Email for Colors, Quantities & Pricing>>
Surplus...5/8" Cable. 10,000' feet of brand new, still-in-the-box cable.  This is 5/8" cable made by WireCo and distributed by Grove.  L: Atlanta  - Auction Ends Today -  Click to Bid>>

repurposedSUGGESTIONS:  "This new cable could used for cranes, boom trucks, tow trucks, etc." - Maurice Martin in New Mexico
 
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Media Coverage Our efforts in trying to find a "repurpose" for the 60,000 sq ft prison made the Denver nightly news last week.  (We'd appreciate it if you shared the link on Facebook!)  Watch 9News Story>>
  
repurposedARTISAN.  "Hi Damon, Sending you link to a project by an Austinartist, Amy Scofield, who likes 'repurposing' a fair amount of stuff...in this case bicycle tire tubes...in her neat public art pieces." Janie Hopkins in Austin, TX  Read more about this Art Installation>>
repurposedTOUR.  We enjoyed giving a tour to a group of officials from the City of Denver.  The group included folks from several departments including Purchasing and Recycling.  The City of Denver is serious about their Zero Waste goals!
  
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?