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Newsletter April 17, 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
Used Football Field.  We have a couple of different football fields in stock.  L: Philadelphia  Email for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedIDEA "Could your used turf be laid down beside runways to help minimize the bird and small animals populations that create so much havoc with jetliners. I know that they use new turf for this application.  I see no reason why you couldn't install used turf.  It would save airports money and it would be a beneficial re-use for large quantities of turf." - Jack O'Riley  Watch Video on FOD prevention>>

Used Conveyor Belting.  L: Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Denver  Conveyor Belt Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Your conveyor belting has been ideal to attach along the bottom edges of all our softball and baseball fields to keep the balls from getting under the backstop fencing!" Bill Melvin
Our Customers.  We often get asked, "Who are your customers?".  Last week one of our customers was Columbia University in New York City.  "I am a faculty member at Columbia University,  we will be using the material for a student project in the architecture school.  I believe they are making a large public pavilion,  and will be using the billboards as a covering/skin material for shading." Josh Jordan  REJosh, we appreciate you educating the next generation on the positives of "repurposing" on these byproducts and waste of industry!

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>>
repurposedREAL/ESTATE:  We love all manner of "repurposing" including different ways to "repurpose" and rehabilitate real estate.  
Grain Silos.  "I saw this article and thought of you guys.  An Iowa company 'repurposed' an 8-story old grain silo into an ice climbing structure!" - Bill Alexander in Minnesota 

Q: Do you have a property for sale that would be a good candidate for "repurposing"? 
 Email Us Details>>
How We Work.  BEFORE:  "We have a pallet of magnets that have a pressure sensitive adhesive on the back.  We used these magnets in kits we made for a large company.  This company provided the magnets to us and they sent us way too many.  The product is no longer on the market and the magnets have been in our shop for over 15 years.   Can you find a home for them?" - Dennis  STATUS:  Dennis accepted our offer, and the magnets are now for sale.

Q:  Like Dennis, do you have obsolete product you'd like out of your warehouse?  We have interest!  
Email Us Details>>

Adhesive-backed Magnets.  There are 30 cartons that contain 1,500 pieces that measure  1 5/8" x 1 3/8" x 1/16" thick.  Price: $150/carton of 1,500 magnets.  L: Chicago  Call Glenda to place an order...303.321.1471. 
Your Ideas for Magnets "Could a number of these be glued to a wood plank with wheels to be used to help pickup metal debris from lawns after a re-roofing project?" - Mike

"If I had them I would sew them into dog and horse blankets to make therapy blankets. Magnets are good for what ails you!" - Julia

" Depending on size, the dairy industry may be able to use to insert in the rumen of cattle to prevent 'hardware disease'." - Kathy

"Just watched this Breaking Bad episode this weekend about magnets!" - Andy  

NEXT CHALLENGE...Carbon Black.  "I am an EH&S officer, and we manufacture ceramics for high pressure sodium lighting. In one of our processes we use Carbon Black as a 'wicking' agent to remove wax from our ceramics. We use this product twice and then dispose of it because it starts to loose its ability to completely wick out the wax.  We generate about 3 - 4 tons of waste per month and I would like to find a better more environmentally friendly purpose for this." Kevin 

Any ideas for how this carbon black with some wax residue in it could be "repurposed"?  
Email Ideas>>

Custer Feldspar 200   L: Dallas  Email for Details on Feldspar>>

Zycosil (multi surface sealer)  L: Denver  Email for Details on Zycosil>>

Zonyl 8740 (stone and masonry sealer)  L: Atlanta  Click here for Zonyl details>>

Sanotracin (hydrogen peroxide-based sporicidal disinfectant)  L: Chicago  Email for Details on Sanotracin>>

Catalyzed Persulfate (for environmental remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater)  L: Denver  Email for Details on Persulfate>>
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Truckload...Plastic Pallets.  We have a truckload of used plastic pallets from aMerck pharmaceutical facility.  We have Qty 460 of these Orbis brand pallets that are 35" x 40".  L: Denver  Email for Pricing>>

interestingFACT:  Many pharmaceutical companies only use their pallets for a single trip and then they retire them.  They retire them because they don't want any chance of cross contamination.  So, used plastic pallets from pharmaceutical companies are usually in great shape.
WANTED...Glass Q:  Do you have any used or obsolete glass you'd like to deal on?  We're interested in any type of glass in larger quantities.  Email Us Details>>

Some of our Past Glass Deals:
1.  Two truckloads (80,000 lbs) of 1" insulated glass in Houston that was tinted the wrong color.  They were going to landfill this glass.
2.  Sports arena in Michigan replaced all their tempered glass from their hockey dasher boards.  We made a deal for the used glass.
3.  300 sheets of 48" x 48" glass panels from a cancelled hotel project in Seattle
Ski Barrier Netting.  BEFORE: This is safety netting from the FIS World Cup Ski circuit.  They changed their specifications, so Beaver Creek had 15,000' of obsolete netting.  The orange rolls are 12' wide and pink rolls are 6' wide.  It has 3" squares.  This is awesome netting!!!  Click here for Net Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT: "This netting makes for great netting to make slow feeders for horses.  There are all kinds of advantages to covering hay with netting...they eat slower so they're not bored, it mimics the slow pace of natural grazing, less hay waste, etc." - Julie Eaton in New Mexico
Fire Hose.  Sizes 1"-5" diameters  L: Dallas, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago  Click Here for Prices>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Found this on Pinterest.  It is a temporary RV sidewalks made with wood slats and 'repurposed' fire hose." - Steven Haines

FREE SHIPPING...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  Order Online>>

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! 

UHMW Polyethylene (Ultra High Molecular Weight) Flat Bar Stock.  BEFORE:  This is unused bar stock that was rejected by the U.S. Coast Guard for a big marine project in Oregon because the color was wrong.   (Qty 35 - 4" x 12" x 18') L: Denver  Email for UHMW Details and Pricing>>

interestPARTY:  "We normally use this UHMW material on our indoor race track as a barrier. It is bolted to used NASCAR tires.  This UHMW material is expensive but superior to the other track barriers. I will give this to my partners." Ed Bradford  RE:  Ed, We like your "repurposing" of old NASCAR tires, too.)
Conveyor Trimmings.  4"-18" wide.  L: Denver, Dallas  Email for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Your conveyor belt trimmings work great for hanging the targets at our shooting range.  Unlike a chain that breaks if hit by a bullet, the bullet will simply leave a hole in the belting.  So, the target hangs there for many repeated target sessions." William Barrows

readerFEEDBACK:  "Hi, I'm like so obsessed with repurposedMATERIALS! So cool what y'all do. Thank you for making the world greener. Can regular folks shop at your Atlanta location and can we buy small quantities of things? I'm thinking about the reclaimed Semi Trailer Flooring." Cashell Rose  RECashell, Yes, we sell to customers big and small.  Please stop by.  Our hours at all five locations are Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm!

Wood Trailer Flooring.  BEFORE: Distressed by hours and hours of forklift tires and dragging pallets across it, this re-claimed oak trailer flooring in 12" wide planks.  L: Atlanta  Click Here for Pricing>>
Surplus...PVC Membrane.  This is PVC membrane.  It is UV protective coating.  Roll sizes are approximately 5' x 100' and 10' x 150'.  L: Chicago, Philadelphia  Click Here for Dimensions and Pricing>>

repurposedIDEA:  "Your PVC membrane would make great ditch liner material.  And, the roof membrane has UV protection to boot!" - Glen Rewerts in Colorado

Turf Pad Underlayment.  BEFORE:  These interlocking pieces of expanded polypropylene were used as turf underlayment on a football/soccer field.  The pieces are 1" x 48" x 48".  We have 60,000 Sq Ft of this underlayment.  L: Denver  Click for Pictures and Pricing>>  *A,C,E:  These pads are sturdy, water permeable, interlocking, etc.  

repurposedIDEA"These turf pads look like they could be the makings of a great floating island on waste water ponds to help clean up the water!" - Joe

How We Work.  "We were given your name through Mantec.  We have the following and wanted to know if this is something you'd have interest in.  If yes, what is the procedure?" - Joan  RE:  After sending us pictures and details, Joan accept our offer.  And, Mantec thanks for the referral!  

Kaeser CSV-150 Vacuum Pump.  This is a big, rotary screw vacuum pump.  L: Philadelphia  
Email for Details and Pricing>>
60-ton Tripod Jack.  This is a 60-ton hydraulic tripod jack.  In it's first life, it helped hold up a jet plane when they worked on the plane.  L: Atlanta  Email for Pricing>>

Your Ideas:  "We are in the deep foundation and shoring business and from time to time we have to provide load bearing test, this jack would be useful in our testing process." Rocky