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Newsletter 12-31-18


    Dec 31, 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>>        
    BEFORE: We did a deal for a bunch of roller conveyor belting from a Bass Pro Shops distribution center.  They wanted to see their obsolete conveyor equipment "repurposed" rather than simply melted down as scrap metal. (Remember: re-use / "repurposing" is the Highest and Best Use of used materials.  Re-Use / "repurposing" leaves a way smaller Carbon Footprint than recycling!)

    AFTER"One of our restaurant customers, Hangar 101 Bar & Grill, 'repurposed' sections of roller conveyor they bought from us into perimeter fencing around their outdoor seating areas. This is industrial chic deluxe!!!" Ethan

    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

    : "This foam rubber will 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 

    repurposedINBOX: (April 18, 2018) "I am an EHS Leader at Owens Corning. We are looking for an outlet to recycle die press urethane conveyor belts. We have approximately 75-100 of these urethane belts to recycle." - Lisa

    repurposedINBOX: (June 25, 2018) "Damon, I wanted to follow up with you. How are the urethane belts working out for you? Do you believe it is something you will continue to be interested in? The end goal is to find a permanent outlet for these urethane belts to divert them from landfill." - Lisa

              RE: "Lisa, So far, we’ve not found a home for any of the urethane belt rolls.  That said, we’ve learned that it usually takes 6 months of promoting a product to really understand what, if any, demand for a used material there will be." - Damon

    AFTER(Dec 28, 2018)  "DamonI just sold the last 3 rolls of this urethane conveyor belts!! Our customer, Mark, is using this as a back drop for a softball batting cage to help deaden the ball after being hit or pitched."
    - Shawna

    repurposedOUTBOX: (Dec 29, 2018) "Lisa, I am please to tell you we have now found homes for all your urethane conveyor belts you originally sent to us.  Do you have more stockpiled we can help you with?" - Damon
    *^*  Got Obsolete Stuff??  We Buy / Sell / Trade.  Call 303.321.1471  *^*
    repurposedSPOTTING "I saw this soap hockey video on Facebook and immediately thought your billboard vinyls would be perfect for the tarp material to pour the soap on.  Billboard Vinyl + Soap = Soap Hockey fun." - Tanna

    Q: Like Tanna, have you seen a video or pictures online of an interesting "repurposing"?  If "yes", Email Details>>

    Billboard Vinyls.  Multiple Sizes.  ORDER ONLINE>>

    repurposedCARTOON"Saw this Baby Blues cartoon about 'repurposing' a good a 'ole box into a space ship. Thought of you guys!" - Anne   
    You Do What?? Our customers have some of the most exotic jobs in the world. "I work with Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Ice Drilling Design and Operations where we do ice drilling in Greenland and Antarctica. We are always looking for lightweight, sturdy, re-usable shipping containers for our equipment." Jim Koehler

    BEFORE"We have some metal bins at a customers in Oklahoma City that we are needing to move. I thought you may be interested, as they are clean, collapsible and very durable. There are currently about 140 available now." - James