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Newsletter April 25, 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
FIRE HOSE. 1"-5" diameters.  Order Online>>

repurposedPROJECT:  We sell a good number of used fire hoses to people "repurposing" as parking lot striping in their gravel or dirt parking lots.  Great idea!

Guardrail Timbers.  Bunks of 25 timbers.  L: Dallas, Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

customerIDEA:  "You should sell the Guardrail Posts for an industrial-sized round of Jenga!" - Todd in Rhode Island

Steel Cable.  L: Chi, Den, Atl  Click Here for Steel Cable Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedBUYER: We sold several spools of steel cable to a wood treating facility.  They cut the steel cable into 96" lengths and then use the cable as "spacers" between the wood so the chemicals completely permeate the wood on all four sides.  

*A,C,E - The steel cable has uniform thickness for the spacers, the steel holds up well to the chemicals used in treating the wood...the cable has all the Attributes, Characteristics, and Engineering (A.C.E.) required to make long lasting spacer.

Super Bowl Invitation.  "We are hosting the next Super Bowl here in Minneapolis next January.  Are you interested in being a resource/outlet for some of the materials that will be leftover from the game and the other festivities that we want to keep out of the landfill?" Madalyn Cioci w/ State of Minnesota  REMadalyn, thanks for thinking of us.  Yes, we'd be interested in helping divert event materials from the landfill.

Q: Like Madalyn, do you have materials that you'd like to divert from the landfill?  We might could help!  
Email Us Details>>

Wire Panels.  BEFORE:  These wire panels were manufactured to install on the outside of large commercial air conditioners to keep bird, balls, and debris out.  The company that made these panels lost the contract with the large A/C company.  There are two grid patterns: Narrow & Wide.  L: Chicago, Denver   Click for Sizes and Prices of Wire Panels>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "This is the first home sustainable (modified Keyhole) garden I built with air conditioner wire panels that I purchased from you.  The keyhole garden was originally developed for sub-Saharan Africa as a sustainable method for feeding families in difficult farming environments.  I’ll forward some pictures of the mature garden later.  I love what you guys are doing – keep up the good work!" -Joe Waxse in Kansas

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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>>

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!

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>>
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.  

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

Your Ideas:  "With the Stanley Cup playoffs happening now, puck shaped seat cushions with team logos would be hot!" - Terry

"Dog beds for shelter dogs." - Barbara

Portable Duct Heaters.  We have a couple of these used portable 400,000 BTU duct heaters.  L: Atlanta, Dallas  Email for More Info>>
Online Auction.  Stuff is available from all 5 of our locations. - Ends Wed, May 3rd @ 8pm EST/6pm MST -  L: Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta  Click to Bid>>

NOTE:  We use our online auctions to sell a lot of the materials that are too small in quantity to be featured on the website or in our newsletter.  So, don't miss out! 
CLICK HERE to See ALL Auction Items - Auction Includes:   BILLBOARD VINYLS (15) - BREAD DOLLIES (8) - CONTAINERS (26) - EQUIPMENT (4) - FABRIC (5) - FOAM (2) - IMPORTANT INFO (10) - INSULATION (13) - MISCELLANEOUS (22) - PAINT STUCCO (9) - PALLETS (6) - PIPE (21) - ROPE (8) - RUBBER (18) - STEEL (16) - TURF (11) - VINYL LATTICE (4) - WOOD (19)
T_1817255.JPG  Lots of warehouse lights....READ MORE or BID>>
T_1817410.JPG Steel Bolt Bins...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_1817825.JPG Insulated Glass...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_1817705.JPG Several types/styles of rope...READ MORE OR BID>>
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

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!   
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>>
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?