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Newsletter April 4, 2017

April 4, 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
How We Work.  BEFORE:  The US Forest Service called asking if we could help with 250,000' of decommissioned fire hose.  STATUS:  We made an offer, and they said "yes".  (What were thinking when we made an offer on 50 miles of fire!?!)   Q:  Like the US Forest Service, do you have obsolete materials that you'd like to find a 2nd home for?  If yes, Email Us Details>>

Fire Hose.  A mixed pallet of 9,000' of 1" and 1 1/2" fire hose for just $995 including delivery.  Demolition contractors have bought a lot of these pallets of cheap fire hose for dust suppression on their projects!  Buy Online>>

repurposedBUYER:  "Your used fire hose works great for cheap dust suppression hose on our construction and demolition sites!" - Mick in Arizona
Conveyor Belting.  4"-48" widths and 1/8"-1" thicknesss.  L: Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia  Click here for product details>>

repurposedORDER:  We sold 72" wide belting to a steel mill in Florida.  They are using as protective flooring to protect against the hot splatter.  Jeff, we appreciate your business!

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>>
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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!   
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>>
Billboard Vinyls A variety of sizes available.  Order Online>>

repurposedFUN: Who knew you don't need to have a garden hose for the slide. "Instead of dragging a hose out, we just spray cheap shaving cream on the billboards for hours of sliding fun!" CJ in Colorado  

SALE...Tire Treads.  These are 30" x 186" long rubber treads.  When a tire doesn't meet spec at the manufacturer, they cut out the treads like this.  So, these treads have all  of their tread still in them!  (Treads are 1/2 price this month!)  L: Denver  Click Here for Tread Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "These tire treads provide good traction for livestock in sloppy areas like in the barn. - Jacob Vahlenkamp in South Dakota
Truckload...Guardrail Timbers.  We just did a deal for 5,000 treated wood guardrail posts in Arizona.  We are moving these to our Denver and Dallas yards this week.  BUT, 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!!!  NOTE:You need to place an order this week, though, if you want them shipped out ofArizona.  1 truckload = about 600 posts.  Posts are in the 6"x 8" range and about 5'4" long.  Call Dan to order 303.321.1471 or Email Dan>>
Refrigerated Container This is an air-transportable, self-contained refrigerated container for storage of temperature sensitive and perishable items.  88" W x 108"L x 97" H.  Mftg Website>>  L: Atlanta  Email for Pricing>>

Q:  How could this refrigerated container be "repurposed"?  Submit Ideas>>

One Idea:  "Hi Damon, I have some friends who do ice sculptures and thought this would be a nice way to have ice on-site for extended periods." S.C.
Steel Cable...Galvanized.  This is 3/4" galvanized steel cable that came out of a highway median.  Once they remove a section for road repair, the DOT mandates that new cable be re-installed.  That means this old cable is in really good shape still.  Click Here for Steel Cable prices>>

repurposedPROJECT:  Highway Median Cable "repurposed" as mooring lines for a boat marina in Idaho.  Steve, we appreciate your business and your resourcefulness!

Synthetic Turf.  10,000's of Sq Ft of used turf available.  Some of the roll sizes available...4' x 50', 9' x 40', 15' x 75'.  L: Philadelphia  Click for Prices>>

repurposedIDEAS:  "Used turf is good for erosion control applications on hillsides."William Anderson in Michigan

repurposedINBOX.   "Your newsletter is really the only newsletter I refrain from moving to the spam folder.  This is because I really like your business idea.  I am a lecturer in the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (, and we teach a course on sustainable management of resources. You business idea is exactly this.  Is there any chance to involve somebody from repurposedMATERIALS in our course? Has this idea already spread to Europe?" - Dominik Refardt inSwitzerland  REDominik, Yes, we could probably probably do a live webinar with your class or something on our "repurposing" mission/concept!

repurposedSUCCESS:  BEFORE: A scrap metal yard took in these aluminum bleachers from a high school in Texas.  Thinking they had higher and better use than simply be cut up and melted they called us.  We made them an offer, and they accepted.  AFTER:  We sold all our aluminum bleachers to a landowner in Colorado.  He is going to build a snow fence out of them that will last for years and years.  Joe, we appreciate your business!  Fun article about the science behind snow fences.  Read Article>>

Q:  Do you have materials that would be a candidate for "repurposing" versus metal recycling or the landfill?  If yes, Email Us Details>>

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?