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Newsletter 08-20-18


    August 20, 2018     Please FORWARD to a colleague.     SUBSCRIBE

    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
    BEFORE"The foam sheets were used to reduce the amount of earthquake loading on underground walls, I over ordered the material and the manufacture would not take it back." Jose in California

    possible AFTER
    : "Hi Damon, This foam rubber might work for gaskets. We install temporary patches on ships underwater to seal off intake/discharge openings on the bottom. This is so workers can repair valves and equipment inside the ship without taking the ship out of the water." - Bill 

    EPDM Foam Rubber Sheets.  Dims: 2" x two different dimensions  Qty: 48 sheets  L: Denver  Email for Details and Pricing>>

    repurposedINBOX: "I got a call from a guy wanting to buy one of these engines for lawn mower racing." - Robert

    Kohler Engines.  Size: 38 hp  Hours: 100-300  Qty: 16  L: Atlanta  Press Here for Pricing>>

    repurposedPROJECT"Your filter cloth might be useful in helping to clean up the mess left by the red tide on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  Also the huge algae blooms in the bays and rivers.  I love reading your emails and seeing all the creative ways people are using repurposed materials!" - Elaine

    Filter Cloth BEFORE: These super durable filter cloths were used in press filters in the beverage industry to strain things like apple juice.  L: Denver  Filter Cloth pricing>> 

    repurposedREADER: Victoria made us aware that a lot of the older port cranes are becoming obsolete with the ever increasing size of the container ships being built.   

    Q: So, how can the whole port crane, or the different components, of these huge but now too small cranes be "repurposed"? 
    Submit Ideas>>

    NOTE: If interested, we were contacted by a port facility that has 2 or 3 of these big cranes they want to see "repurposed".  Email if Interested>>

    Your Ideas "Contact intermodal facilities. Cranes would not be too small.  They constantly load and unload containers on trains and trucks 24/7." - Paul

    "Sell them as their original purpose to an island nation that desperately needs cranes. If they are not tall enough, they can be mounted on an ELEVATED dock structure." - Bill Kolb

    "Bungy jumping platforms." - Gary

    "Giant Rock-em Sock-em Robots, or as the frame for a spinning wheel carnival ride that cars drive onto. Also, pre-fab suspension bridges." - Jim Tobias

    Online Auction. -- Auction this Thurs, August 23rd -- L: Dallas  Sign in Here to Bid>>
    BEFORE: "We have two 20' containers of Barium Sulfate.  One of our freight forwarders, Delco, is subscribed to your mailing list and forwarded your information. We regularly sell this material to be used in the manufacture of lead-acid battery additives.  It must strictly adhere to the customer’s specifications. These 2 batches had an iron content that was slightly too high to be accepted." - Amanda Oates
    Barium Sulfate.  Qty: 40,000 lbs in bulk bags  L: Chicago  Email for Details>>