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Newsletter April 20, 2017

April 20, 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
Reclaimed Wood Trailer Flooring.  Beautifully distressed by hours and hours of forklift tires and dragging pallets across Oak trailer flooring in 12" wide planks.  L: Atlanta  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "Damon, I thought I would share the pictures of the barn doors we made with the semi planking we purchased from you. We got two different looks with this one with the distress of forklifts driving over the wood the other is the underside showing the strapping and road grim. I got to admit we are very proud of these doors!" Harry

Highway Barriers.  12' and 15' highway barriers.  (pictured below are 5 truckloads being loaded yesterday)  L: Dallas, Philadelphia  Click Here for Pricing>>

Inquiries this Week:  "I am interested in the concrete barriers.  Is there any discount for specific quantities?  How much is shipping and how many can be shipped at a time?" - Ryan w/ Pepsi Co

"I am interested in purchasing 30 barriers(12') and installing them at the back of every truck spot(trailer) to prevent the damage of our fence, can these barriers be used for that kind of purpose?" - Boris w/ Avon USA

repurposedSUCCESS.  Almost 3 years ago we took in 100,000 sq ft of EPDM Roofing Rubber from Chicago's O'Hare Airport when they were re-roofing Terminal 5.  Yesterday we sold our last two pallets!!!  While it took almost 36 months, we're proud to say we kept all 40,000 lbs out of the landfill.  (OK, maybe this isn't quite aMichael Jordan victory for Chicagoans, but it is still worth celebrating, eh!)  When we commit to an organization that we will keep their materials out of the landfill, we stay true to our word.

Q:  Like we did for the City of Chicago, do you have byproducts or waste you'd like our help in keeping out of the landfill?  If yes, Email Details>>

Who Are Our Customers?  Speaking of Michael Jordan...this was in our inbox on Monday:  "I'm a project manager for the Michael Jordan project in Oakbrook, IL.  I'm looking for reclaimed basketball flooring. I see you have floor panels from Penn St.  How much do you have in stock? I need around 1000 sqft." - Mike  RE:  Mike, this is Top Secret.  We just got a home basketball floor from another major college team yesterday.  We'll get you details of which university as soon as we have it inventoried!

Gym Flooring.  L: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, Chicago  Click for Pricing and Floor Options>>
How Can These Be "repurposed"?  "Damon, Would your company be interested in some granite and marble cemetery monuments and tombstones that were blown over and cracked in a major storm.  There is approximately 114 that range from 10” to 24” tombstones, and they are in the Southeast part of the US.  They do have names, dates etched on them of course.  We're paying out the claim of $114,000.00 to have them replaced." - Carrie w/ major commercial insurance company

Your Ideas:  "I've seen these kinds of granite blocks used in state and national parks as monument markers and info boards. If they can be reground and re-etched....?" - Reid Kruger 

"Students in college sculpture classes." - Raymond

"Grave stones can be Re cut.  My dad used to set them for a local company. If a name was spelled wrong they would shave a thin layer off re polish the stone then Re sand blast the names. They could be cut in to smaller stones tiles or other items. Much better then crushing for landscape use." - Dana Wilson

"Pavers at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion" - Sandra Jackson

"Create benches for outdoor parks." - Anna Voineskos

"I and my colleagues teach courses in historic preservation at Columbia University.  We're always short on materials that our students can use for hands on learning experiences.  if we could see a sampling of the materials in person, we might also know of restoration contractors or others who might be willing to pay up." - John

WANTED: Food Grade 275 gal Totes.  Are you a food manufacturer or distributor bringing in bulk ingredients in 275 gal totes?  If yes, we are interested in your old totes! Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Us for Details>>
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Food Conveyor Belting.  L: Denver  Click Here for Food Conveyor pricing>>
repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Some of your plastic food conveyor looks very similar to plastic tiles used on these kid's water features.  This might be a great "repurpose" for this food industry product." Bill Adolph in Michigan 

How We Work.  BEFORE"Damon, I have 29 new, still-in-the-box Cobra-head LED street light luminaires that I have available to sell.  These are excess to our utility company needs.  Please let me know if you have any interest." - Michael Wright  STATUS:  Michael accepted our offer, and we now have these for sale.

Q:  Like Michael, do you have surplus/excess inventory that you'd like to deal on?  
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LED Luminaries  Qty 29 Cree brand luminaires.  L: Chicago Click here for details>>>
Stainless Steel Skeletons We just got in a bunch of stainless steel skeletons  The skeletons were created when they punched out 7/64" holes.  Sheets Sizes: 3' x 12', 4' x 12'.  These sheets are thin enough to be quite flexible.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>

Your Ideas:  "I want to cut a 4’ dimension down to 2’ and use the 2’ x 10’ piece to act as a guard against rats/rattlesnakes/vermin from getting through the walls of outdoor buildings on my property. The fact that it is stainless is perfect." Waynein Tucson, AZ

Steel Beams.  We have a large quantity of used 15' I-beams available.  These beams were salvaged from a structure so they do have a few holes drilled and a few flanges from their previous life.   L: Atlanta   Email for Quantities and Prices of I-Beams>>
repurposedREAL/ESTATE:  We love all manner of "repurposing".  So, we're going to start a new edition focused on different ways to "repurpose" and rehabilitate real estate.  Welcome to Edition #1! 

Elevators.  "We purchased some old grain elevators in west Texas at a very good price because of the drought down in that region.  We converted them from handling grain to handling frack sand for the oil and gas industry down there!" - Mark Rogers  RE: Mark, we love it...taking an idle, obsolete, unproductive real estate asset and "repurposing" it to create a new revenue stream!

Q: Do you have a property that would be a good candidate for "repurposing"? 
Email Us Details>>

repurposedART.   "Reclaimed bowling pin high school art project." - Bernie McDermott  
repurposedINQUIRY.  "I'm emailing you regarding our old street sweeper brooms, etc for 'repurposing' through your company. I am the recycling/sustainability rep for our city in Florida and have interest in your services. We do go through sweeper brooms and currently toss them into the landfill. I'd like the opportunity and resources to change that behavior. Please contact me." -Olivia  RE: Olivia, We applaud your efforts in trying to change the behavior in your organization!  We can absolutely be a resource/outlet for your brushes and much more!

Q: Like Olivia, do you need an outlet / resource for obsolete materials in your organization?  We can help!  Contact Us>>  

Street Sweeper Brushes.  L: Dallas, Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>
Propane Tanks.  250, 500, 1000 gallon tanks.  L: Denver  Click Here Tanks>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We sold a 1,000 gallon propane tank who is going to build a large air compressor out of the tank.  Luis, we appreciate your business!
WANTED:  Carpet Tiles.   Do you have, or do you know of, an upcoming project where they'll be removing carpet tiles?  If you/they would like to keep these carpet tiles out of the landfill, we might be able to help.  Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Us for Details>>

readerFEEDBACK  "Can I just say that I am personally very interested in what you do.  I recently graduated from Univ of Wisconsin with degrees in Environmental Science, Global Health, and Engineering for Energy Sustainability. I know quite a few professors who would love to hear more about what you are doing and students that would be very interested in your passions as well! Our future most definitely lies in finding alternative uses for man-made products." Elly w/ Michels Corp
Demolition Project?  Q:  Do you know of a good, solid commercial/industrial structure rumored to be set for demolition that you think would be a good candidate for "repurposing" instead?  If yes, Email Us Details>>  Remember, re-use/"repurposing" is the most sustainable option for materials, equipment, ANDbuildings!   
waste/basedBUSINESS.   repurposedMATERIALS is actively seeking opportunities to acquire, partner, or joint venture with companies that have unique, durable niches within the re-use, re-manufacturing, re-blending, removal, marketplace.   Contact Us>>
* 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?