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Newsletter Nov 1 2016

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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
 
Our Customers:  Last week Enterprise Rent-a-Car bought a truckload of highway barriers.  While the majority of our customers our hardworking DIYer's and small/medium sized businesses, we do have a Who's Who of corporate America as customers, too!!  

Highway Barriers.  L: Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco   
Click Here for Highway Barrier Info>>
repurposedDEAL.   BEFORE"Our city is doing some renovation to the City Hall and we have removed from the roof a (as far as we know) working, but no longer used siren that was previously used for weather warnings.  Our city now cooperates with the county for emergency warnings and management, and this siren will never be used again. However, there may be a small town somewhere that uses a siren for a noon whistle or other warnings that could use this siren.  We'd rather see it re-used, or 'repurposed', rather than having to scrap metal it. Would you be interested in this? " - Steven  STATUS:  Steven accepted our offer, and we now have this siren for sale!
 

Q:  Like Steven, do you have surplus or idle equipment or inventory that you want out-of-the-warehouse and off-the-books?  If yes, Email Us Details>> 

Warning Siren.  L: Chicago  Email for More Details>>
 
Company Q & A  Q"How do you cut conveyor belting without breaking your arm, or is there a special saw blade or something?" Bill Phillips   A: Watch Ethan, our Denver manager, demonstrate in this video using just a sharp utility knife.  With the right technique, conveyor belt cuts like butter...well, sorta...lol!  Watch Video>>

Q:  Do you have question about our materials, business, or our mission/concept of "repurposing"?  Ask Damon>> 

Conveyor Belting.  L: Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta  Click for Inventory & Pricing>>

repurposedEUROPE!?!  "Damon, I am based in the UK and Ireland and I am interested in what you have to offer!  Ranges of materials and outlets for products,  I am thirty years in the waste /'repurposed' business here, and a Chemical Engineer, and looking at the more technical types of materials." Colm  REIf we found the right partner, employee, etc, we'd absolutely think about taking our "repurposing" mission/concept to Europe!
Online Auction.  We're kicking off our Atlanta auction online today.  L: Atlanta  Click to Bid>>

NOTE:  Many have asked us to end the auction after work hours.  So, we're going to try that.  The auction Ends 9pm EST; 7pm MST on Thursday, Nov 10th.  
 
CLICK HERE to See ALL Auction Items - Auction Includes:   CLAY (3) - CONCRETE (3) - CONTAINER (3) - FABRIC (4) - INSULATION (3) - MACHINE (1) - METAL (1)NETTING (1) - RUBBER (3) - STEEL (3) - TURF (3) - WOOD (9)
T_4316100B.JPG Insulated Roofing Pavers....READ MORE or BID>>
T_4316115.JPG BBQ Grill Grates...Stainless Steel...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_4316165.JPG Wood I-Beams...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_4316210.JPG Mop Down Rolls...READ MORE OR BID>>
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
lFall Foliage..."repurpose" #1.  Swimming Pool Covers.   (*A,C,E - Permeable, mesh fabric w/ 1" webbing on 4' grid for great strength)  L: Denver  ORDER ONLINE>> 

repurposedPROJECT"Your old pool cover worked so well last year for one of my landscaping trailers, I want to order pool covers to use as tarps for all my trailers this fall.  The fact that they're mesh keeps them light and you don't have to hassle with standing water if it rains." - Mel w/ Mel's Landscaping in 
Georgia
 
Fall Foliage..."repurpose" #2.  Beverage Filter Cloths.   (*A,C,E - Super tough and abrasion resistant.)  L: Chicago  ORDER ONLINE>> 

repurposedPROJECT"Your filter cloths work great as lawn debris traps for both our pruning activities and our leaf clean-up jobs.  We get lots of uses out of these cloths dragging them back and forth from the work site and our trucks.  Keep finding great materials that us landscapers can 'repurpose'!" - Renee w/ in 
Missouri
  
Company Q & A.  Q"Do you export a lot materials in your 'repurposing' business?" Sara Andrews   A: Yes, we have overseas buyers.  But, selling overseas is not a big part of our business.  Probably the farthest we've ever sent materials is to a gold mining company in Africa who ordered six parachutes to use as shade for their workers.  

Q:  Do you have question about our business or our mission/concept of "repurposing"?  Ask Damon>> 

Cargo Parachutes.  35' and 100' diameter chutes.  Order Online>>

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   Email for Details>>

repurposedIDEA"This new cable could be used for cranes, boom trucks, tow trucks, etc." - Maurice Martin in New Mexico 
Steel Mezzanine.  Well, we've sold about 1/3 of the 40,000+ sq ft steel mezzanine.  We're now going to break up the mezzanine and sell the two individual components...I-Beams and Adjustable Posts.  L: Atlanta  Email for Dimensions & Pricing>>

repurposedPOSSIBILITY:  "Our plan is to build a portable/adjustable mezzanine to be able to walk from the mezzanine onto the deck of the boats being built. We are going to look at adapting your product." Martin  REWe love your choice of the word "adapting".  Being able to "adapt" materials and equipment to solve problems is one of the hallmarks of our customers!  Unfortunately, being able to "adapt" materials and equipment is not a common skill.  Those who can't "adapt" end up buying new and paying a whole lot more!!! 
 
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>> 
   
universityREPURPOSING.  "We have purchased billboard vinyls to line experimental test ditches! We do research on erosion and sediment control on construction sites.  I've attached a pic from the artificial ditch we created to do erosion tests - the vinyl is under the dirt to keep water from leaching through and seal the exit from leakage." - Rich w/ North Carolina State University

Billboard Vinyls.  14x48, 20x60, etc.  Order Online>>

   
Ski Lift Cable.  We just got in 10,000' of used ski lift cable yesterday.  This is 1 1/2" steel cable.  L: Denver  Email for More Details>> 

A.C.E (Attributes, Characteristics, Engineering) - Since lives literally hang in the balance on a ski lift, do you think they wait to change out their steel cables until they are really worn out and almost ready to break?  Of course not.  Ski resorts have very aggressive replacement schedules for their cables.  What does that mean for their used cable?  That means the cable is still in pretty darn good shape relative to retired cable from other industries!

NOTE: This ski resort could have sent this cable to a scrap metal recycler.  But, they knew "repurposing" the cable was a higher and better use option for the environment and their sustainability goals than simply sending this cable off to be melted.
   
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WANTED:  We are looking for commercial/industrial real estate to purchase that would be a candidate for "repurposing".  We're looking anywhere in the Lower 48. Contact Us with Details>>
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repurposedREFERRAL...Inbound.  "Hey Damon, I was at a lumber yard this weekend buying some wood and the owner mentioned he had a bunch of particle board he would like to get rid off.  I told the owner I would reach out to you to see if you would be interested in either. Attached are photos." - John  RE: John, Thanks for thinking of us. 
   
repurposedREFERRAL...Outbound.  "Hey Damon, Here is the info on our deal with JCPenney.  Do you happen to have any contacts that you could refer to us, who might have interest?" - Anita  RE: Anita, Bill's company might have interest.  I'll get you his contact info to you in a bit.
   
repurposedWEBINAR  Q: Would you like to learn more about our mission/concept of "repurposing"?  Damon Carson, our founder, will give you an introduction in this 45 minutes webinar.  Register at this link, and you'll be able to access the video to view>> http://goo.gl/forms/Cal0srcj0D
Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
waste/basedBUSINESS.   repurposedMATERIALS is actively seeking opportunities to acquire, partner, or joint venture with companies that have unique, durable niches within the waste-based...eg: re-use, re-manufacturing, re-blending, removal, etc...business marketplace.  Contact Us>>
 
 
  
* 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?

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Atlanta Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 4445 Wendell Dr SW  Atlanta, GA 30336

Chicago Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 550 Hobbie Ave Kankakee, IL 60901

Dallas Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 5703 Crawford Ln E, Forest Hill, TX 76119

Denver Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 10220 Brighton Rd, Unit 7  Henderson, CO 80640

Philadelphia Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 1101 E 7th St  Wilmington, DE 19810
Damon Carson, Founder & President           
303.321.1471
www.repurposedmaterialsinc.com