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Newsletter Sept 1 2016

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re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a 2nd, unrelated industry.  WATCH "repurposing" Video Introduction>>  or visit us at repurposedmaterialsinc.com >>
Today's Edition… ( Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia 

Wood Distressing...NEW Trailer Flooring.   L: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago  Email for Pricing and Inventory>>

NOTE:  We have 50,000' of this NEW trailer flooring.  So, if you know any flooring companies, architects, etc., we're ready to make a sweetheart deal on large quantity orders!  And, you could purchase this and distress it yourself, for a fraction of the cost of the vintage trailer flooring we sell!

repurposingHOW/TO::  "Hammers, large/small pry bars, chains & anything large & blunt can make nice dents & deep scratches.  Keeping it random is harder than you think.  Getting different people involved seems to help.  But here is the key..."  SCROLL to the Bottom of this Email for the Rest of the Story>>

Advertising Billboard Vinyls.  Sizes: 12'x25', 10'x36', 14'x48', 20'x60'   L: Denver, Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago  Pricing and Inventory>>

repurposingHOW/TO:  "Need to cover an area larger than our largest billboard?  No problem!  Glue billboards together with HH-66 Vinyl Cement (Order on Amazon.com) and make whatever custom size cover/liner you need!" - Jesse in Michigan

Q
: Like Jesse w/ the HH-66 Vinyl Cement product, do you have a "repurposing" tip...eg: a product, a tool, a technique, etc...that you'd like to share about working with different used materials?  
Email Details of your Tip>>
 
 

Psst!...MISCONCEPTION.  A lot of people incorrectly assume the prototypical "repurposer" is lower income.  That couldn't be farther from the truth.  In fact, our customer base is loaded with high net worth people and companies.  (Eg: see the new Ford and Dodge trucks yesterday in our parking lot.)  Psst...a little secret, they are likely high net worth because they save $$$ by buying used materials to solve problems!!!

Used Rigid Insulation.  Both used and surplus polyiso in stock.  L: Dallas, Denver, Atlanta
 Click Thicknesses and Prices>>

 

Behind-the-Curtain.  We often get asked, "How do you find homes for all these offbeat things you have available?"  Well, one of the secrets is all of you, our readers.  In the example below, we had no idea Western WA Univ was building an electric car, but Nate knew!  AND, he let Professor Leonhardt know, too!  Nate, thanks for your help!

Lithium Ion Batteries.  "I’m reaching out to you because I have 119,000 Type: LiFePO4 Size: 32650 re-chargeable batteries that we bought for a project, they are unused, and now we have no use for them.  They were delivered to us late 2013, and they cost us a little under $1,000,000 at that time.  Would you possibly have an interest in them at a highly discounted rate?"Richard  NOTE: We DO NOT own these batteries currently.  We are considering buying this offering, or we could broker a deal if you're interested.  

FWD:  "Hi Damon. My name is Nate and I work at the Port of Portland. I am also an alumni of Western Washington University, and know a professor there (Eric Leonhardt) in the Vehicle Research Institute who is building an electric car with a team of students. He may be interested in the surplus Lithium Ion batteries advertised. I’ve cc’d him here to see if he is interested." - Nate 

   

 
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repurposedDEAL.  BEFORE: "We have four commercial water softeners that were purchased for a project we had.  Once purchased it was determined there was not enough room to install them on the project.  They are complete water softener systems including tanks, valves, gravel, and resin.  They have never been used.  Would you be interested in these?" - Jonathan  STATUS:  Jonathan accepted our offer, and we now have these 4 units for sale!
 
Q:  Like Jonathan, 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>> 


Water Softeners.  We took four Fleck water softeners that are still-in-the-box, never installed.  L: Philadelphia  Email Us for Details and Pricing>>
 
 

Stainless Steel Grates.  We just took in 750 of these grates  They are 13 1/2" x 25 1/2".  They come 25 grates per box.  L: Atlanta, Denver  Click Here for Pricing>> 

repurposedCUSTOMER: We just shipped a box of the BBQ grates to Idaho for inclusion on the walls of a kayak room to hang equipment from.  Jim, we appreciate your business.  We can't wait for pictures!  

Gym Bleacher Wood.  Pine & Douglas Fir available.  L: Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Atlanta  Click Here for Pricing and Inventory>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Bolt the bleacher planks together to make beams and posts.  My buddy did this on his deck and it looks great." - Michael Langley 

Filter Cloth.  These super durable filter cloths were used in press filters in the beverage industry to strain things like apple juice.  The porous fabric has an ideal "repurpose" as lawn debris tarps for landscapers, golf courses, etc.  L: Denver  Filter Cloth pricing>> 

repurposedPROJECT:  "These are ideal for skimming scum off our ponds.  After all, they are filter cloths." - Jet Thomas in Virginia


 
 
Gym Flooring.  L: Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Dallas  Click for Gym Floor Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  Scrumptious Ice Creamery picking up gym floor sections that they are going to "repurposing" into tabletops for their new location opening soon.  Scott, we appreciate your business!!  


 
 





 

 
 
 
Flameless, Portable Heaters.  But there could be other options for these units.  Make/Model:Therm Dynamics 600DR  L: Denver  Contact Us for Details & Pricing>>
 

30" Poly Pipe.  We just got in 4 joints of unused pipe.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pricing>> 

repurposedPROJECT:  "Whenever we can get used or surplus pipe, we cut it in half long ways.  Our 'repurposed' pipe feed bunks last years and years!" Randy in South Dakota



 

N4X Polycarbonate Enclosures.  These are waterproof boxes made to house electronics. Mftg by www.fibox.com  Qty 996 – 17” x 15” x 9”  L: Denver  Contact Us for Pricing>>
 

Overhead Bridge Crane.  We just did a deal with a major defense contractor for this large overhead crane.  The crane was made by Royce Crane Co.  L: Dallas  If you're interested in more details and detailed drawings of the crane, Contact Us>>

Q: Do you have surplus, idle, obsolete equipment you'd like to deal on?  
Send Details>>

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repurposedINBOX:  "I'm a design consultant with McDonald's.  We are looking to create more sustainable McDonald's restaurants and we would like to showcase sustainable materials in these locations to educate our customers on eco-friendly materials and their impact on the environment.  The 'repurposed' wood bleacher material would work nicely in a couple of our décor portfolios." - Anna

repurposedAIRCRAFT.  "Damon, I see you're expanding into 'repurposing' of equipment.  How about these ag spray planes that they put weapons and armor on and ship them overseas for governments who need military aircraft on a budget?" Jacob Randolph in Kansas

Q: We love it Jacob!  Like with these spray planes, have you seen any type of machinery or equipment "repurposed" for a very different 2nd Life?
  Email Ideas>>
 
 
repurposedPROPERTY.  Former Prison:  "We have a 50,000+ sq ft former medium security correctional facility on 6 acres for sale.  It housed 250 inmates.  The prison company put a deed restriction on it, so it cannot be used as a prison anymore.  So, it has to be 'repurposed'.  That is why I think your newsletter is a great vehicle to get word out!" - Nick  *A.C.E. (Attributes, Characteristics, Engineering) Secure - 8" thick concrete walls, ceilings, floor.  Fully sprinklered and alarmed.  Access - 75 miles from large city and airport.  Utilities - 4" Water Main, 3-phase electrical, big backup generator, etc.  L: western US  Email for More Details>>  

repurposedPOSSIBILITIES:  Medical Marijuana, Biotech Research, Secure Storage, Data Center, Re-Hab Facility, Boys/Girls Home, etc

Q:  Do you have a unique, hard-to-sell property you'd like to sell?  Contact Us>>

 

Wood Distressing...NEW Trailer Flooring.   L: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago  Email for Pricing and Inventory>>

NOTE:  We have 50,000' of this NEW trailer flooring.  So, if you know any flooring companies, architects, etc., we're ready to make a sweetheart deal on large quantity orders!  And, you could purchase this and distress it yourself, for a fraction of the cost of the vintage trailer flooring we sell!

Q: What would be some techniques to distress this flooring to make it look like it has been in the back of semi trailer for a decade or two?  Email Distressing Techniques>>

repurposingHOW/TO::  "Hello, I'm a carpenter in Salida, CO & I have 'distressed' many new boards & beams to make them look like they came out of an old mine or an old factory.  I have used grinders w/40-80 grit, it makes nice wear marks where a line or rope might have been.   Hammers, large/small pry bars, chains & anything large & blunt can make nice dents & deep scratches.  Keeping it random is harder than you think.  Getting different people involved seems to help.  But here is the key:  stain the wood b4 distressing. Then do your desired amount of distressing, then sand the whole or parts of the piece of wood (120 grit) and then distress some more.  Then re-apply stain again.  This will give it the true old look.  The dents & scratches will show a little darker & different.  It takes some practice but the end result with this method has fooled people in the rough sawn wood business.  You could also EcoTreat the wood, rather than stain it.  It goes faster & has an 'older' look to it.  It's also less expensive than traditional stains.   I set up a gutter system to catch the EcoTreat runoff so it can be reused or reapplied to the next boards.  I work for a custom home builder, so we have not rushed or hurried the distressing process.  But I'm sure if you set up an assembly line, with a bunch of people each doing something a little different, you could get a bunch done in short order.  Air/power tools help it go faster for sure.   It's a fun custom process anyway you do it.  
 
Brian
 
PS- if you aren't familiar with e EcoTreat -
 http://ecowoodtreatment.com/index.html - it's a powder you mix with water to form a mild acid that changes the PH of the wood, thus preserving it.  It comes from BC.  Some lumber yards carry it.  It makes new wood look old in hours & days.  Cedar & Doug Fir turn dark brown in weeks & pine generally turns dark gray.  You can play with the dilution to get the desired shading.  It's a great product."

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>>
 
 
  
Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
 
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
 
* 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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