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Newsletter Nov 21 2016

November 21, 2016     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.  WATCH "repurposing" Video Introduction>>
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Gym Bleacher Wood.  We now have southern Yellow Pine and Douglas Fir bleacher wood for sale!  (BTW, we don't charge extra for the gum stuck to the bleachers and girl's name carved into the bleachers either...lol!)  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 at 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!)
Rubber Playground Tiles.  1 1/2" x 24" x 36"  L: Chicago  Click for Tile Pricing>>

customerAPPRECIATION:  We sold 3 pallets of tiles last week for "repurposing" as horse stall mats.  Equine folks like the exact cushion the playground tiles provide.  Pete, we appreciate your business! 

  
Tire Treads.  These are 30" x 186" long rubber treads.  L: Denver  Click Here for Tread Pricing>>

Q: What would be some good "repurposes" for these big, heavy rubber treads with great knobby lugs?  Submit Ideas>>

“Blasting mats. Drill the rock, place the explosive in the hole and cover with these mats.” – Nick
 
“These rubber tracks could be used for roof top walk way runners on flat roofs." – Mike in New Jersey

“The tracks would provide good traction for cattle in slick spots." – Bill in South Dakota

“I've seen these turned on edge and filled with dirt for a great raised garden.  The black rubber also absorbs the sun's heat thus warming the soil." – Cheryl in Arkansas

“Great dock fenders for harbors and shipyards." – Bob in Seattle
backSTORY:   "The company manufactures powdered food flavoring. This heater box was to connect to a processor that would transfer the liquid flavoring into this unit that would send heater air into the chamber and evaporate the liquid leaving only the powdered flavoring behind.  The project was cancelled and this heater box was never completed.  The unit has a Cyclomax LoNox Burner on it.  The machine that you have was valued at $50,000 in its incomplete state. This unit is a 9,000 CFM heater box." - Jena

FOR SALE:  We have this heater box for sale.  L:  Denver 
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Q: Do you have unused, surplus inventory or equipment you'd like to deal on?  Contact Us>>
Management Team.  We don't talk about our management team often enough.  Dan Creacy, our CEO, joined a year after Damon started the company.  He has spearheaded all the expansion efforts across the U.S.  And, currently he's Down Under in Australia the next couple of weeks.  International expansion...maybe!?!  Dan, we'll hold the fort down until you return!

  
repurposedMATERIALS
Steel Drum --> Ugly Barrel Smoker (UBS):   "Damon - you always want me to send you pics of my projects so here you go.  There is a UBS cult of guys making these smokers out of 55 and 30 gallon barrels.  30 gallon barrels, in general, are pretty hard to come by so, a big 'thanks" to you for helping me get these barrels." Grover Brittain  RE: Grover, this is awesome!  Our new, unused barrels are perfect for these smokers it sounds like!

Smoker "How To":  Read more from Grover about his UBS smoker below.  
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20 gal & 30 gal Steel Drums.  L: Chicago  Click Here for Pricing>>
2" Rope.  We just got in several coils of 2" x 600' rope.  L: Denver  Order Online>>
Roller Conveyors.  We have a large inventory of roller conveyors.  L: Denver  Email for Inventory List>>
Tank Level Sensors by Siemens.  Qty 12 unused, still-in-the-box sensors.  11’ Siemens level probes – Model 2100 - Single Float - Part#: DLS11S50T1F1.   L: Philadelphia  Email for Specs and Pricing>>
  
Q:  Like Kip, do you have obsolete product, chemistry, ingredients, inventory that you'd like out of your warehouse?  Email Us Details>>

Mobile DTE 10 Excel 15.  We have seven 55 gal drums.  L: Dallas   Contact Us for Pricing>> 
Conveyor Belting.  4"-48" widths and 1/8"-1" thicknesss.  L: Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia  Order Online>>

customerFEEDBACK:  "Your used conveyor belting has been a real budget stretching for our snow plowing operations.  We use the wider/thinner stuff for the deflectors, and the thicker/narrower belting for the cutting edges.  We save a ton over buying the new rubber they sell!" Greg Atkins in New York
5th Wheel Steer Trailers.  We just got in twenty of the 36" x 72" carts.  L: Dallas  Click for Pricing>>
 
 
  
Concrete Double T's.  We have 3 of these double T's 8' x 30'.  L: Denver  Email for Pricing>>

Q: How could these Double T's be "repurposed"?  Submit Ideas>>
"Upside down—make them into box culverts or irrigation raceways for water." -Doug Holler

"We have used these for pedestrian bridge crossings over drainways after being fitted with safe, attractive handrails." - Jeff Simmons

"I am writing to suggest that the concrete double-T trusses might be flipped over and used as bunk feeders for a cattle feedlot or dairy operation." - Andy

"Block the ends off and make decent sized pools for hatching fish." - Howard Stern

Insulated Pavers.  These are highly engineered 2' x 4' panels that are a combination of lightweight concrete adhered to foam insulation.  L: Atlanta, Philadelphia  Click Here for Insulated Paver Prices>>

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Your insulated roofing pavers would make great skirting for a mobile home." - Jason Feagans in Indiana

Q
: What other "repurposes" can you think of for these combo insulation/concrete panels?  
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repurposedREAL/ESTATE
Demolition Possibility.  "See the attached photos of the bowstring trusses. the auto body shop is from the 1940's I believe. There are five total and each are approximately 71' long. We would be able to remove, load, and ship them to you guys. Demo is set to being somewhere between middle of December and middle of January. I would hate to demo and dispose of these so hopefully you guys might be interested." Pat  RE: Pat, we're absolutely interested!!!

Q:  Do you have an upcoming demolition project where you'd like to save some $$$ or increase your landfill diversion %?  Email Demo Details>>
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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Coop Buy.  "Interested in a bulk order of 275 gal totes and 55 gal barrels for a group of farmers and sustainers on the Western Slope!  Please let us know if something can be arranged!" Kirk in Colorado  RE: Smart thinking Kirk!  Yes, shipping no doubt can be expensive for smaller orders so making a cooperative buy makes a lot of sense!

275 gal and 55 gal Containers.  Click here for Location and Inventory>>
 
 
Steel Drum --> Ugly Barrel Smoker (UBS):   "Damon - you always want me to send you pics of my projects so here you go.   This is one of the barrels that you helped me get from your Chicago location.  There is a UBS cult of guys making these smokers out of 55 and 30 gallon barrels.   As you would expect it is very difficult to find 30 gallon barrels that haven't been used to transport petroleum products.  Thirty gallon barrels, in general, are pretty hard to come by so, a big 'thanks" to you for helping me get these barrels.  I've only smoked chicken (see the attached pic) and pork shoulders so far.  I'm looking forward to trying a turkey for Thanksgiving.  The pork is wrapped in the foil under the hanging chickens in the attached picture.   The air intake pipe is made from a 2 inch end pipe from a chain link fence.  While smoking, the lid is closed only allowing intake air from that black stand pipe with the adjustable sliding top.  This is the temp control mechanism as I like my temp in the 250 to 325 degree range.  These barrels are all one piece which means the top needs to be cut to make the lid.  The fill port on the top of the barrel (the lid after it is cut)  uses a pipe thread which makes it very easy to make the exhaust vent." Grover Brittain

20 gal & 30 gal Steel Drums.  L: Chicago  
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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, re-moval, 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 its 1st life that might help identify a very different, 2nd life for it?
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
 

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