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Newsletter 09-24-18


    September 24, 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 US Forest Service called asking if we could help with 250,000' (yes, 50 miles) of decommissioned fire hose.  We said "yes"!

    "Hi Guys, Thanks for stocking and selling me used fire hose.  I got a roll a few months ago to experiment 'repurposing' it as a sheath for a set of extra long grilling skewers we call the Cowboy Kabob.   It's the perfect material for a sheath.  Cowboy Kabobs are expedition sized grilling skewers for RVers, Hunters, etc. Anyway, the fire hose fits perfectly for our application. - Hans Sommers

    Q:  Like the US Forest Service, do you have obsolete materials that you'd like to find a 2nd home for?  If yes, 
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    Fire Hose.  Buy Online>>

    BEFORE: We have hockey glass from rinks in both Wisconsin and New York available. 

    AFTER:  We sold a bunch of pieces to a company in North Carolina to make office walls.

    Hockey Glass.  We just helped a hockey arena keep a semi load of glass out of the landfill!  This is 1/2" thick USED glass from a makeover at an ice rink.  L: Chicago, Philadelphia  Glass Sizes & Pricing>>

    repurposedINFORMANT"BEFORE: All Naval installations have arresting gear to capture any aircraft which was experiencing difficulty landing. The arresting cable is attached to a huge spool of thick nylon woven belt (Arresting Tape) material about 5/16 " thick and 8" wide. This equipment can only take so many hits then it must be replaced. AFTER: I attached the old Arresting Tape to our boat dock side with lag bolts. Then I would bow the tape out about 8 inches away from the dock and then attach it again about 2 feet further down. If you drove the boat against it the boat would bounce off like the tape was spring loaded. When I was in the Navy, we used to stockpile it in the woods adjacent to the runway because we had no place to dispose of it. Give it a check, I'm sure their is plenty lying around at all the shore bases and bases which service aircraft carriers." - William Ray RE: William, thanks for the insight! We've heard of this arresting tape, but we've never been able to find any!?!

    QLike William, do know about any materials for "repurposing" that we should be on the lookout for?? If yes, 
    Contact Us>>

    FYIWilliam, Interestingly, our customers "repurpose" fire hose the exact same on their boat docks. Fire Hose. Order Online>> 

    machiningBYPRODUCTS.  "I recently received an email from my weld wire provider that you were inquiring about Steel Skeletons and 'repurposing' them.  What information would be needed?  Ours are currently sent to scrap recycling." - Sonya in Tennessee  RESonya, Yes, we're always looking for new sources of steel skeletons!

    Q: Do you have discards, remnants, cut-offs from your manufacturing equipment that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?
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