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Newsletter April 3, 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
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, Denver  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! 

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.
Gym Floor...1-yr-old.  This is an 8,800 Sq Ft gym floor that is just 1 year old.  It hasn't even had it's 1st birthday, yet...LOL!  L: Atlanta.  Click for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedPROJECT:  This is the re-install of one of gym floors.  "I am thrilled, Damon.  All told the cost of the floor project, which also included bleachers being refurbished and updated was $86,000; bleachers were half of the cost.  When the school bond failed they had an estimate of $250k from the engineers to redo the floor and bleachers.... so yeah quite a difference buying your used floor and re-installing it!"
 - David in New York
Reader Feedback.  "Good morning Damon, I love your newsletter and especially how you educate your consumers." Stacy Ames in Massachusetts  RE:  Stacy, thanks for the kind words.  However, the real heroes are all the people who are figuring out innovative ways to "repurpose" the byproducts and waste of industry!
Chemistry Success last Week!.  BEFORE "We have about 36 metric tons of Aluminum Hydroxide.  Our customer discontinued their business.  We've tried all kinds of methods to sell it including eBay.  Do you know of anything you can do with this product?" Regi in Indiana  DURING:  We made an offer on all the product, and Regi accepted.   AFTER: "We received this e-mail from you some time ago.  Do you still have the aluminum oxide hydroxide.  If yes, we'll buy all 80,000 lbs." Mark in Texas  

Yes, it took us 8 months, but we found a home for these two truckloads of product!  Q: Like Regi, are you stuck with chemical or ingredient product that you'd like out of your warehouse?  
Email Us Details>>
NEXT CHALLENGE...Feldspar:  "Damon, Do you have interest in 7 - 2,400 lb super sacks of of Custer Feldspar.  We used it for a test material and no longer need the rest." - Tab in Texas  Status: Tab accepted our offer, and we now have the Custer Feldspar for sale.  L: Dallas  Email for Details and Pricing>>
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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Surplus Roofing Membrane.  This is PVC roofing 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 roof membrane would make great ditch liner material.  And, the roof membrane has UV protection to boot!" - Glen Rewerts in Colorado

UHMW Polyethylene (Ultra High Molecular Weight) Flat Bar Stock.  (Qty 35 - 4" x 12" x 18')  L: Denver  Email for UHMW Details and Pricing>>

backSTORY:  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.  Can you believe that?  Anyway, the MSRP on this bar stock is $80,000.  Our price is significantly less!

interestPARTY:  "As our Cleveland lakefront weather improves we will be measuring our potential installation sites to determine if your UHMW bar stock will work for us at our port." Jim w/Cleveland Port Authority

Brewery Hose.  Qty 8 - 25' hoses and Qty 1 - 20' hose.  L: Denver  Email for Hose Details and Pricing>>

Turf Pad Underlayment.  BEFORE:  These interlocking pieces of expanded polypropylene were used as turf underlayment on a football field.  FOR SALE:  The pieces are 1" x 48" x 48".  We have 40,000 Sq Ft of this underlayment.  L: Denver  Click for Pictures and Pricing>>

*A,C,E:  These pads are sturdy, water permeable, interlocking, etc.  Q:  How could these pads be "repurposed"?  Submit Ideas>> 

repurposedCUSTOMER:  A customer bought two pallets of pads last week for padding for his daughters gymnastics area in his pole barn. Ryan, we appreciate your business!

Highway Overhead Sign Structure.  We just got in an aluminum box truss and a galvanized steel structure for overhead highway signs.  L: Chicago  Email for details>>

repurposedIDEA:  "The aluminum box truss could be a great frame structure for a portable climbing wall.  The lightweight aluminum would make great for towing versus heavier steel." Mike Skladanek  

Cardboard Rings.  BEFORE"We are a small industrial sewing company in Wisconsin.  These cardboard ring pieces are the substructure for making ottomans that we have since discontinued.  They are still in original packaging and are already palletized and ready to ship.  About 900 of them...a full truckload.Joe  STATUSJoe accepted our offer, and we now have these rings for sale.  L: Chicago  If interested in purchasing, Contact Us>>

repurposedINQUIRY:  Christina called about the cardboard rings.  She is with a parrot rescue called The Gabriel Foundation.  She is interested in the cardboard rings for the parrots to chew on.  You may find it funny, but people "repurposing" materials for "animal enrichment" is big!  

EVA Rubber Sheets.  Several colors of sheets.  Most sheets around 36" x 36" with some variation.  20,000+ Sq Ft available.  L: Chicago   Email for More Details>> 

"It is quite common to add ground tennis shoes to the material in an equine performance ring (like sand). It holds moisture and provides shock absorption. A professional horse facility should have an interest. It would need to be ground into small pieces before being added to the arena sand." -Greg Smith

"Years ago I looked high and low for a piece of this rubber to make a practice drum pad.  Mounted a 5 in x 5 in piece recessed in an inclined piece of wood, to practice drum rolls, etc.  Couldn't afford drums." - Greg Rubin

Surprise!!!  While we primarily deal in used materials, sometimes we get surprised when new materials show up along with the used stuff!  That is the case with this new, unused conveyor belting we got in a deal in Louisiana.

Unused Conveyor Belting.  2,000' of 18" wide, 2-ply, 220 PIW 3/16" top cover belting.  L: Dallas  Email for Details and Pricing>>


  Nordson Horizon 400 powder coating system  L: Atlanta  Email for Details on Powder Coating System>>

  Clean 20 Process Water Filter  L: Dallas  
Click here for Auction>>

   Hyster 225E forklift (22.5 ton)  L: Chicago  Click here for More Information>>
  industrial Wheel Washer  L: Denver  Email for Details on Washer>>
AUCTION...Baseball Tarp.  We have both a "baseball field tarp" (170' x 170') and an "infield skin tarp" (covers just the dirt area between 1st, 2nd, 3rd Bases)  L: Philadelphia  Click to Bid at Auction>>
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>>
AUCTION...Gym Floor Covering System.  This is a system made by Cover Master.  There is enough vinyl material to cover 16,000 SqFt.  L: Philadelphia  Click to Bid at Auction>>
WANTED:  Structural Steel.  Do you have used or surplus steel in your warehouse that you'd like to deal on?  Maybe steel from a discontinued product, an over order on a project, etc.  We pay MORE than scrap prices!  Email Details>>
Swimming Pool Covers.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pool Cover Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Those pool covers work great shading our bucking bulls before the rodeos!  I saved a ton of money with you guys." - Tex Johnson in Texas