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Newsletter April 27, 2017

April 27, 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
BEFORE:  "I was given your name by Lindsey as a resource for 'repurposing' materials. I know she has connected with you guys on our behalf in the past after our US Open Snowboarding event in Vail, CO. Per usual, we will have a ton of coroplast, vinyl, mesh that we’d love to avoid having go into the landfill." - Danaw/ Burton Snowboards  STATUS:  All these banners are up for bid in our online auction!  

Q: Like Dana, do you have materials from an event that you're done with that you'd like to see go to a new home?  If yes, Email Details>>

ONLINE AUCTION.  - Ends Next Wednesday - 1,000's of feet of mesh vinyls are up for bid from the U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships.  L: Denver  Click for Auction>>
Turf Pad Underlayment.  BEFORE:  These interlocking pieces of expanded polypropylene were used as turf underlayment on a football field for an extra layer of padded protection.  The pieces are 1" x 48" x 48".  We have 60,000 Sq Ft of this underlayment.  L: Denver  Click for Pictures and Pricing>>  

repurposedCUSTOMER: A customer purchased 500 sq ft last week to install under his patio pavers.  Dennis, we appreciate your business.
Our Customers.  The San Francisco Zoo purchased a big parachute.  Erick, we appreciate your business.  Send pictures once you have the parachute in its "repurposed" place!

35' & 100' Cargo Parachutes.  L: Chicago, Denver  
Order Online>>
How We Work.  BEFORE"Do you have any interest in bags of salt?  The salt was delivered to one of our customers; the trailer had a leak in the roof.  Some of the bags got wet and the customer only took what he needed at that time.  Since this is food grade and kosher; I really don’t want to deal with selling it period.  For a tech grade application this would work well." - Greg  STATUS:  Greg accepted our offer, and we now have this salt for sale.  

Q: Like Greg, to you have product or inventory that you'd like out of your warehouse?  If yes, Email Us Details>>

Salt.  Morton TFC H.G. Blending Salt.  Food Grade.  50lb sacks...39,000 lbs total.  L: Denver  Email for Pricing>>
Live Webinar.  "Hi Damon, We are holding one of our periodic Solid Waste Advisory Committee ) meetings.  The meeting is held in Hartford, CT.  We have space on our agenda for an additional topic, and I’ve been interested in having you as a presenter for a while." - Chris w/ Connecticut Dept of Energy & Environmental Protection 

Q: Would you be interested in a "repurposing" presentation (in person or webinar style) for your next event?  If yes, 
Contact Us>>  

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_1817330.JPG  Semi Trailer Flooring....READ MORE or BID>>
T_1817480.JPG Polycarbonate Boxes...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_1817805.JPG big, spool of Cable...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_1817845.JPG Plastic Lattice...READ MORE OR BID>>
repurposedPRODUCTS see all PRODUCTS>>
Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Used Climbing Rope.  Finally, we’ve got more climbing rope in.  These retired ropes primarily come out of climbing gyms so they haven’t rec’d much, if any, exposure to the outdoors.  WARNING: These ropes are NOT to be re-used for any life supporting purposes!  Order Online>>
Concrete Double T's.  We have 3 of these double T's 8' x 30'.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedPOSSIBILITY:  "Our thought was to maybe use your used Double T's for bridges for a center pivot sprinkler to cross a canal." - Eric Christensen  RE: Eric, We like your substitutionary thinking!

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 

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>>
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

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

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   Click for Quantities and Prices of I-Beams>>

repurposedINQUIRY:  "I'm thinking of using these beams to create roofed enclosures at our lumber yard." - Roy Don Williams in Alabama

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>>

Who Are Our Customers?  This was in our inbox last week:  "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

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>>