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Newsletter May 8, 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
Bread Dollies.  BEFORE: A large supermarket chain changed processes and had 1,300 "bread dollies" they no longer needed.  "The dollies are 31" long x 23" wide x 6 ½"high. The dolly weighs 13.3 lbs each.  They can hold 350 lbs." Casey  AFTERCasey accepted our offer, and we now have these carts available.  L: Philadelphia  $5/cart.  Minimum purchase 20 carts.  Call to Order...303.321.1471.

Q: Do you have obsolete equipment, like these Bread Dollies, materials, or inventory that you'd like to find a 2nd home for?  Email Details>> 

repurposedSUGGESTION"With a little plywood top added on top side, your bread dollies seem like they would be great scooters for kids at schools, churches, camps, YMCA's, etc." - Glenda

Rigid Insulation.  L: Chi, Atl, Den, DFW   Click Here for Insulation Pricing>>

Double "repurpose".  "Need some used insulation to first use as padding for demo protection of neighboring roofs when small debris is falling.  Then I can use some of that same insulation for concrete below grade wall insulation along basement?" Mike Goffman in Wisconsin

Gym Floor.  We just got in the Univ of California-Berkeley home basketball floor.  With the huge bear painted on the floor, this is one of the coolest college gym floors out there.  The floor was cut out in 4' x 8' sections.  You can see some of the sections pictured, below, on the right.  L: Dallas  Click for Pricing>>

Q: Know any Cal Bears fans?  Please forward them this opportunity.  

Gym Floor --> Office Partitions.  These are Round #2 process photos from a Florida design firm that is "repurposing" Gym Floor wood to build office cubicles.  The high-end design firm wouldn't settle for cracker box office dividers from Herman Miller.  But, then what would you expect from a design firm founded by Walt Disney Imagineering alumni whose biggest client is...you guessed it...Disney. Tom, we appreciate your business and your creativity!
repurposedINQUIRY:  "We receive your email blasts.  Love the information.  Do you have a PR piece we could print in our June edition of The Senior Connection newspaper in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin?  This gets people thinking about recycling and what to do with items they know could be 'repurposed'." -Julie Nastali  REJulie, absolutely.   We'll send you an article that you can publish.  Thanks for asking!
 
Q: Like Julie, would you like to include an article about "repurposing" in a newsletter or publication?  We would be happy to provide content.  Email Us>>

 
repurposedINQUIRY:  "I am looking for a reasonably priced solution to a rodent problem. I am building a deck that will be 440 square feet and want to lay down a material under the deck before it is built, something that prairie dogs cannot eat through and also serves as a weed barrier.  Any thoughts?" Trina.  RE: Our used parking lot fabric might be a good option. - Glenda

Parking Lot Fabric. This is a very tough geotextile material used originally as a temporary parking lot surface.  (The thick plastic middle layer is pictured below) L: Atlanta, Chicago, Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

interestingTIDBIT.  "Hey Damon, One of the buyers of 'whiskers' (the shavings coming from when we grind a point on a nail) is music speaker manufacturers.  They add the 'whiskers' to the bottom of the speaker cabinets as ballast so they don't tip over.  A drum of nails weighs about 700 lbs by contrast a drum of nail 'whiskers' weighs about 2,000 lbs." - Chad   

Q: Do you know of other interesting "repurposes" for industrial waste like this nail "whiskers" example?  Email Ideas>>

environmentallyCHALLENGED:  Do you have an industrial property(s) with environmental problems?  If so, would you like to sell the property and transfer the liability headaches on to another party?  If "yes" to both, we're interested in talking to you.  Please, Contact Us>>

 
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Advertising Billboard Vinyls.  Common sizes include 10' x 30', 14' x 48', 20' x 60'  Order Online>>

shippingREQUEST:  "Is there any way that I could pay your company to have a large used billboard tarp taken out to the airport at Denver and delivered to Alaska airlines for shipping?  Petersburg, Alaska is on an island in southeast Alaska that has no means of FedEx or UPS. " - Ted Hutchison

 
Conveyor Belting.  4"-54" widths.  L: Chi, Atl, DFW, Phi, Den  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedSMARTS:  "Damon, We were visiting Yellowstone Nat'l Park last week.  I thought of you when I saw this old conveyor belting rolled out across a freshly seal coated parking lot.  It was awfully nice not have to walk in the sticky, gunky coating!"  - Tim Schuh  



 
3/4" Highway Medium Cable.  This is 3/4" galvanized steel cable that came out of a highway median.  Once they remove a section for road repair, the DOT mandates that new cable be re-installed.  That means this old cable is in really good shape still.  L: Philadelphia  Click for Pricing>>

Q: Like with this highway cable, do you have any surplus steel members that could be "repurposed" versus simply melting it down for scrap?  If yes, Email Details>> 

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "This high tension highway cable would be good for guy wire on big towers, oil rigs, etc." Allen Randolph in Arkansas

     
WANTED...Glass.  Q:  Do you have any used or obsolete glass you'd like to deal on?  We're interested in any type of glass in larger quantities.  Email Us Details>>

Some of our Past Glass Deals:
1.  Two truckloads (80,000 lbs) of 1" insulated glass in Houston that was tinted the wrong color.  They were going to landfill this glass.
2.  Sports arena in Michigan replaced all their tempered glass from their hockey dasher boards.  We made a deal for the used glass.
3.  300 sheets of 48" x 48" glass panels from a cancelled hotel project in Seattle
Used Football Turf.  We have a couple of different football fields in stock.  L: Philadelphia  Click Pricing>>

repurposedINQUIRY "In your Philadelphia listings, I'm seeing a few items I'm interested in and most notably your 9' x 40' football turf.  Do you happen to know where it came from?  This would be used for a portion of a new outdoor brewery space where people would play corn hole or bocce and I'm sure the story of where it came from would be a fun side note."
 - Jason Ufema  
Aircraft Cable.  We just got in surplus (never been used) aircraft cable into 3 of our locations.  Diameters are 3/16" and 1/4".  Click Here for Pricing>>  

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Galvanized aircraft cable works awesome for grape trellis construction." - Bill Reilly in Napa, CA

       
       
Fire Hose.  Sizes 1"-5" diameters  L: Dallas, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago  Click Here for Prices>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Found this on Pinterest.  It is a temporary RV sidewalk made with wood slats and 'repurposed' fire hose." - Steven Haines

Gym Bleacher Wood.  We now have southern Yellow Pine and Douglas Fir bleacher wood for sale!  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver  Click Here for Inventory and Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  These are photos from a Florida design firm that "repurposed" Gym Bleacher wood to side the walls of an interior office.  The high-end design firm wouldn't settle for an ordinary office.  (We'll roll out more photos in coming editions.) But, then what would you expect from a design firm founded by Walt Disney Imagineering alumni whose biggest client is...you guessed it...Disney.  Tom, we appreciate your business!  (Oh, and don't tell, but they stenciled on the seat numbers themselves to give this wood an extra cool touch!)

Turf Pad Underlayment.  BEFORE:  These interlocking pieces of expanded polypropylene were used as turf underlayment on a football/soccer field.  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

 

N4X Polycarbonate Enclosures.  These are waterproof boxes made to house electronics.  Mftg by www.fibox.com  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

"On golf courses to hold score cards, food items." - Paul

"These would be great for geocaching and/or field notebook storage." - Chad

"A 'Disaster Box' to protect important papers, currency, etc. in case of disaster. Specifically, home destruction and floodings." - Ken Arnold

"These would be ideal for some solar farm installations.  Now that would be the ultimate environmental win...renewable energy made possible in part by re-using unwanted boxes." - Dale Simmons

  

equipmentAVAILABLE
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, Joan accept 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>>
 
Wheel Washer.  We just did a deal for this large wheel washer.  This piece of equipment is designed to wash the mud off of trucks exiting dirt roads prior to driving on paved roads.  Mines, quarries, and excavation contractors are common users of this type of equipment.  L: Denver  Email for More Details>> 
chemistry/ingredientPRODUCTS
Mineral Oil.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "We use a type of white oil in our manufacturing process.  I try and use a very clean type of oil to mist on our saw blades to keep the heat down and to prevent pitch from accumulating on the blades.  This type of oil I think would work well in this application.  Also this oil residue would end up in the sawdust that I do sell for horse bedding on occasion------nontoxic oil is perfect." Gary.  Gary, we appreciate your business!

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

repurposedTEST:  We thought we should artistically apply some of the Zycosil sealer to our sidewalk to test its effectiveness. Guess which part of the sidewalk got the sealer?  Well, smiley faces don't lie...LOL! 

Custer Feldspar 200   L: Dallas  Click for Pricing>>

Zycosil (multi surface sealer)  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

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

Sanotracin (hydrogen peroxide-based sporicidal disinfectant)  L: Chicago