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Newsletter April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017     Please FORWARD to a friend or 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
Guardrail Timbers.  Bunks of 25 and 30 timbers.  L: Dallas, Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

NOTE:  We still have two truckloads left in Arizona.  If you're on the West Coast, we're willing to load out these posts in truckload quantities in AZ and ship direct to you.  Save on Shipping!!!  1 truckload = about 600 posts.  Posts are in the 6"x 8" range and about 5'4" long.  Call Ethan to order @ 303.321.1471 or
 Email Ethan>>
55 gal Plastic Drums w/ Locking Lids.  These are food grade drums.  (They have not been rinsed so there is a little residue in them.)  And, they are nestable so the shipping is less expensive than normal drums.  This style of drum went fast last time we had them!  500 drums in stock.  $40/drum.  Discounts available on large quantity orders.  L: Denver  >>To order, call Ethan at 303.321.1471>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We sold 40 barrels to a composting company last week.  Victor, we appreciate your business!

How We Work.  BEFORE:  "Damon, We have a customer located in New York who produces the round foam padding pictured below.  Would you have interest in this material?  Dimensions: 22 ¼” x 3 1/2"   Volume:  Approximately 400 pads every 6 weeks." - Danielle  STATUS:  Danielle, accepted our offer, and we now have 400 of these pads to see if we can find a "repurpose" for them.  

Q:  How could these round, foam pads be "repurposed"?  
Submit Ideas>>

Round Pads.  We're pricing these at $1/ea with a minimum order of 25 pads.  L: Philadelphia  To Order, call Ethan at 303.321.1471
Sad Story.  Email #1:  "We have many used sails (from racing sailboats) that we would love to keep out of landfills.  The sails are structurally sound,  but have lost their designed cross-sectional shape and are no longer fast for racing, so the owners donate them to us.  We use what we can, what fits on our boats, but there are MANY sails we just cannot use.  The sails are triangular, with sides measuring 10-16 ft x 40-50 ft x 40-50 ft." - Rick in New York  Email #2 "Damon, There was a development since I first emailed you.  Another person in my department arranged for a dumpster and threw out all the old sails.  I’ve since notified all in my department that next year our preferred method of handling the sales is 'repurposing'.  Sorry about that." - Rick 
Sail Furniture.  This company in Spain "repurposes" old sails from yachts and ships into awesome furniture.  Check out more designs on their website>>
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Rigid Insulation.  3" x 4' x 8' bunks of used polyiso insulation.  L: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia  Click Here for Insulation Pricing>>

SPECIAL PRICING:  If you're interested in a truckload (384 sheets/truck), we'll give you a really good deal.  >>Call Ethan at 303.321.1471 for Truckload Pricing>>

WANTED:  Pictures.  We appreciate all of you who send in your pictures of your various "repurposing" projects.  Q:  Do you have a pictures you could send us?  If yes, Email Pictures>>
Rubber Playground Tiles.  1 1/2" x 24" x 36"  We only have 3 pallets left.  L: Chicago  Click for Tile Pricing>>

customerAPPRECIATION:  "We love the playground tiles we got from you.  A fun, whimsical walkway on the side of our house." - Tonya in Cody, WY

55 gal Plastic & Steel Drums.  Open tops w/ lids; Tight heads, etc.  L: Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia  Click for Barrel pricing

ourCUSTOMERS:  We sold several plastic barrels to a parachute manufacturer who is using them to test big parachutes.  They fill them with water and drop them out of the airplane.   

Portable Duct Heaters.  We have a couple of these used portable 400,000 BTU duct heaters.  L: Atlanta, Dallas  Email for More Info>>
Gym Bleacher Wood.  We now have southern Yellow Pine and Douglas Fir bleacher wood for sale!  (BTW, we don't charge extra for the gum stuck to the bleachers and girl's name carved into the bleachers!)  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver  Click Here for Inventory and Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "We were searching for a unique backdrop to put in our bar area for our antique basketball scoreboard. After finding your company online we made a trip to Denver to look at your inventory. We saw the old bleacher wood! We fell in love! As you can see, it all came together perfectly! The wall has become the focal point of our basement and is the talk of every party we host!" - Melanie Godsey

Particle Board.  We just did a deal for 1,700 sheets (3 truckloads) of 3/4" x 42" x 96" particle board.  This was used as shelving in a big palleting rack setup in a warehouse.  L: Philadelphia  Email for Pricing>>
Semi Trailer Flooring.   This is unused, never installed mixed hardwood trailer flooring.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  We're starting to have buyers using it for architectural applications.  If you want a truly unique flooring, this is it!  The floor boards are 1 1/8" x 12".  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver  EMail for Pricing and Details>> 

repurposedPROJECT:  Cool walls from our unused trailer flooring.  John, great looking project!   
repurposedSYNERGY.  "Hello!  I am the ReStore Manager for Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County, Missouri.  I received your newsletter from one of our donors that thought we might be a good resource for each other.  I would be interested in learning more about your organization." Lori Kehoe

RELori, thanks for reaching out.  Yes, there are all kinds of synergies between Habit's ReStores and repurposedMATERIALS...lots of referrals both directions!!

repurposedREADERS:  "I am very happy about your 'repurposing' business.  I’m always looking because I hate to see this stuff going into the landfills…….and having to pay for it on top of it!  Many of the regulations are simply insane…….but I’ve been in business for 35 years trying to help legislators make logical sense out of what contaminants are a risk and what is not.  Of course, that is to no avail.  Keep up the good work!" Wayne Jennings

Media Coverage Our efforts in trying to find a "repurpose" for the 60,000 sq ft prison made the Denver nightly news last week.  (We'd appreciate it if you shared the link on Facebook!)  Watch 9News Story>>
Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
* 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?