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January 26 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>>   
In this Edition… Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia
Fire Hose.  Sizes: 1"- 5".  L: Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia  Order Online>>

repurposedSECURITY:  One of the leaders at a St Louis area school took a school safety class and was instructed to slide fire hose over the bars of the hydraulic doors to keep intruders out of the class rooms in case of an emergency.  They will cut the hose to size and slip over door opener like a sock to prevent the door from opening.  Raquel, marvelous idea, and we appreciate your business!

Casket Vaults.  We just got in 8 of these concrete casket vaults w/ no lids.  The vaults measure 34" W x 24" H x 90" L.  L: Denver  Email for pricing>>

Q:  How can these concrete vaults be "repurposed"?  
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Your Ideas "I designed a car wash floor drain system with these in each bay a few years back." - Doyle Jones 

"Use the structure like a drop inlet or as a sediment trap for stormwater. Ideal for areas that are close to ground water / water table. Create a cover that a grate can be placed on, and cut a hole for water to exit to stormwater chambers or dry wells." - Dean Moore

"I've seen these used a live bait tanks in bait shops." - Jerry Metcalf
Paint Solvent Recovery Unit.  We just got in a used Finish Thompson paint recovery unit.  There are two pieces of equipment that make up this system.   L: Denver   Email for Pricing and Details>>
Our Customers.  We often get asked, "Who are your customers?"  Well, for example, the Tennessee Valley Authority purchased a truckload of highway barriers.  What most excites us about selling to very large organizations like the TVA is that as these huge companies become customers we're going to be able to keep even more stuff out of the landfill!

Highway Barriers.  L: Philadelphia, Dallas 
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Food Grade Plastic Pallets.  We just got in a bunch of food grade/FDA plastic pallets.  Most pallets are 40" x 48".  L: Denver   Pallet Pricing>> 

repurposedPOSSIBILITY "
I'm with our county Humane Society ,and I'm looking for plastic pallets that can be used for our outdoor kennel runs.  Each run is 350 sf and we have 12 runs total. Do you have any such pallets?" - Joe in Michigan
Vintage Factory Flooring.  We just got in 1,200 SF of retro, cool flooring out of warehouse in South Carolina. L: Atlanta   Factory Floor Pricing>>
N4X Polycarbonate Enclosures.  These are waterproof boxes made to house electronics. Mftg by  Qty 996 – 14” x 12” x 6”  L: Denver  Contact Us for Pricing>>
Boardwalk Wood.  We have treated 3" x 7" lumber, 12" x 12" timbers.  L: Atlanta  Lumber Pricing>>

BEFORE:  We teamed on a City of Jacksonville, FL job with int'l design-build leader Haskell and Orion Marine Group to divert a portion of the lumber from the demolition of the public Southbank Riverwalk on the banks of the St Johns River.  AFTER:  This is a truckload of the treated wood that just arrived at a gun range in Louisiana.  They are using the timbers to build heavy duty privacy walls.  Q Do you have a byproducts, surplus, or waste that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes, Email Us Details>> 

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

repurposedCUSTOMER:  An artist with the Socrates Sculpture Park - - in New York City purchased a big tire tread to incorporate in an upcoming sculpture.  Jess, thanks for your business, and we can't wait to see what you come up with for the tread.  (NOTE:  Look closely at black car.  That black is NOT paint.  Rather it is covered in tire treads.  We love it!!!)
Baseball Tarps.  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>>

How We Work:  "Hey Damon, Attached are the pictures for both the infield tarps as well as the batting turtle that we talked about having removed from our baseball facility last week. As far as loading the tarps onto your truck, we will be able to provide a forklift to get it done. I look forward to hearing back from you to set up a possible date and time for the removal." - Reggie w/ Villanova University

Q: Like Reggie, do you have obsolete materials, equipment, etc. that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes, Email Details>>

Bulk Pricing...Billboard Vinyls.  A variety of sizes in stock.  Order Online>>

New Bulk Discounts:  We are now offering bulk discounts on orders of quantities of 5 and 10 billboards.  Order 5 Pack>>  or  Order 10 Pack>>
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>>
Paying Too Much for Haz and non-Haz Product Disposal?  If you have new, unopened product that is out-of-date, discontinued, off-spec, slow selling, etc...we might be able to save you $$$.  Email Us Details about your Inventory>>

repurposedINBOX:  "My company has 50 boxes (40 lb each) of pharmaceutical gradeBenzoyl Peroxide.  The boxes are original and unopened.  We used it to bleach Soy Lecithin, but have changed to using a different bleaching a
gent.  I do not want to dispose of the material as a hazardous waste.  I don’t have disposal costs, but the cost would be high.  It would also make us a Large Quantity Generator for one month, which I would like to avoid.  But more importantly, I would hope that someone would be able to use this product." - Tim 

repurposedNEWS.  "REMADE (Dept of Energy program) will leverage up to $70 million in federal funding, subject to appropriations, and will be matched by $70 million in private cost-share commitments from over 100 partners.  The REMADE Institute will focus on driving down the cost of technologies needed to reuse, recycle and remanufacture materials such as metals, fibers, polymers and electronic waste and aims to achieve a 50 percent improvement in overall energy efficiency by 2027."   Read Article>>

RE:  Funny!!!  We say, hey, you want "to focus on driving down the cost".  We suggest rather than spending $70M for a think tank, just go visit our repurposedMATERIALS customers around the country.  Our customers are all "low cost operators" relentlessly and resourcefully figuring out what do with used materials everyday.  They don't need government subsidies to figure this stuff out!!!!

"I wonder how and where the $70 million federal funds (subject to appropriation) for this new DOE Institute dedicated to reuse and recycling will be distributed?  See article below if you haven’t heard about this already." Brooke Nash in Massachusetts

"Damon, Check out the link to the new site focused on reusing materials." - Frank Kinder w/ Colorado Springs Utilities
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>>
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 re-use, re-manufacturing, re-blending, removal, 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?