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Newsletter Aug 22 2016


August 22, 2016     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.  WATCH "repurposing" Video Introduction>>
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Swimming Pool Covers.  A variety of sizes.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pool Cover sizing and pricing>>

*A,C,E (Attributes, Characteristics, Engineering)  See the 1" nylon webbing on the grid pattern.  These are woven into these pool covers to add incredible strength to the covers.  Yes, you can actually walk on them.  This 1" webbing provides a tremendous advantage when you use these as tarps, shade tarps, etc.  If you get a rip in it, it only tears to the nearest webbing.  That way you don't loose your whole tarp for one rip that eventually stretches across your whole tarp!

repurposedIDEA:  "Here is a picture of what we did with the Swimming Pool Cover we got from you.  It is great to 'repurpose' on the leaf removal trailer as a tarp.  It covers the whole trailer, and we do not have to worry about debris coming out of the sides.  Tie downs are great because you don't have to use screws or bungees." - Paul
Conveyor Belt Trimmings.  4"-18" wide.  L: Denver, Dallas  Email for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Your conveyor belt trimmings work great for hanging the targets at our shooting range.  Unlike a chain that breaks if hit by a bullet, the bullet will simply leave a hole in the belting.  So, the target hangs their for many repeated target sessions." William Barrows

Used Football Field.  We just took in a whole football field...75,000+ Sq Ft.  This is 600,000 lbs we helped divert from the landfill!!!  And, at 15' wide, these rolls are wider than most rolls we get.  So, that means less seams!  L: Philadelphia  Email for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedIDEA "Could your used turf be laid down beside runways to help minimize the bird and small animals populations that create so much havoc with jetliners. I know that they use new turf for this application.  I see no reason why you couldn't install used turf.  It would save airports money and it would be a beneficial re-use for large quantities of turf." - Jack O'Riley  Watch Video on FOD prevention>>

repurposedINBOX:  BEFORE:  "We have a thick vinyl floor covering system that we no longer use.  It's in very good condition.  We purchased a different covering for our gym floor a few years ago, and this vinyl has been taking up some of our storage space ever since.  Would this be of interest? - Andy in Michigan  STATUS:  Andy accepted our offer, and we now have the used cover system for sale.

Q: Like Andy, do have something in the way and taking up space that you'd like to deal on?  
Email Us Details>>

Used Gym Floor Covering System.  This is a system made by Cover Master.  There is enough vinyl material to cover 16,000 SqFt.  L: Philadelphia  Email for More Details & Pricing>>

operationDISCOVERY.  We are fielding more and more calls from companies with different kinds of foam waste.  So, we'd like to find out from you, our readers, what is going on with foam recycling.  Several Questions: 1) Do you know of any really smart, innovative applications for a certain type of recycled foam product?  2)  Are you a large generator of foam waste that you'd like to find a higher and better use for?  3)  Or, on the flip side, are you looking to find more sources for a certain type(s) of recycled foam?  Contact Us>>

foamSOURCE:  "We service a large train fleet and have an overabundance of used polyuerethane foam seat pads.  Some of the foam is reused and some is deemed not re-usable due to age, density and resilience.  We currently throw it away.  The cushions vary in size, but most are 14-18" wide, 4-6 inches deep." Lori

Is there any "repurposes" for these seat pads "as is" cutting, shredding, etc?  Email Ideas>> 

New Location.  We have finished our move!  Our Chicagoland facility is now inKankakee, IL!



Online Auction - ENDS FRIDAY Fri, Apr 26th @ 2pm MST
ONLINE AUCTION.  We are having our first ever Chemistry Auction starting this week.  All the lots are liquids or powders that are products, chemicals, ingredients, etc. (Auction EndsFriday, Aug 26th)  L: Denver, Chicago, Atlanta  Click to Bid in our Auction>>

Auction Includes: 
T_3316C325.JPG Qty 5 - 5 gallon pails of Dry Bleach...READ MORE or BID>>
T_3316C110.JPG Qty 87 - 1 gallon jugs of Disinfectant....READ MORE or BID>>
T_3316C185.JPG Qty 8 - 1 gallon Premium Hand Soap...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_3316C225.JPG Qty 4 - 1 gallon Freedom Stripper...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_3316C530.JPG Qty 6 - 55 gal drums of Mobile Hydraulic Oil...READ MORE OR BID>>
AUCTION...Multi Surface Sealer.  We just did a deal for 4,000 liters of the super concentrated sealer Zycosil.  Location: Denver  Click to Bid in our Auction>>

backSTORY:  The chemistry behind this multi surface sealer was originally developed to seal the heat tiles on the underside of the Space Shuttle while it sat on the launch pad during rainstorms.
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>>

BEFORE:  "Damon, We installed this floor last summer and unfortunately is being replaced with a new floor due to the spacing of nails near the ends of the boards and some low spots in the concrete below.Rob   OPPORTUNITY:  Do you know of a school or organization looking to replace a gym floor on a tight budget?  If yes, PLEASE forward this opportunity.
Surplus Insulation.  This is new, still-in-the-wrapper polyiso insulation.  We got in 3 truckloads.  L: Dallas  Email for Sizes and Details>>

Bowling Alley Wood.  L: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver  Click Here for Wood Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT"Wanted to get you some pictures of our friend's bowling alley wood island.  It is stunning!" - Shawna Mosier in Kansas
Composite Lumber.  We just took in a truckload of these 1/2" x 11 1/4" x 12' panels.  They come in 6 colors  L: Atlanta  Email for Colors, Quantities & Pricing>>
Our Customers.  Who are our customers?  Last week it was both the Nashville Zooand the San Antonio Zoo who both purchased street sweeper brushes for their large animals to scratch on!

Sweeper Brushes.  L: Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago 
 Click Here for Pricing>>



Rolls of Rubber.  These rolls of rubber were involved in a truck accident on the way to a factory where they were going to be die cut into diaphragms for truck air brakes.  The customer rejected the whole load.  Really!?!  How bad can you hurt rolls of rubber?  Anyway, these brand new rolls of 1/8" x 56" x 100-200' are available for sale.  (NOTE: The blue fabric is protective layers between the black rubber.)  L: Denver  email for Pricing>>

Q:  Can anyone refer us to gasket making companies?  OR  Anyone know an industrial gasket-type application where the industry has wide tolerances?  We're thinking like gaskets in the pipeline industry or something!?!   If yes, Submit Ideas>>


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 60,000 Sq Ft of this underlayment.  L: Denver  Click for Pictures and Pricing>>  *A,C,E:  These pads are sturdy, water permeable, interlocking, etc.  

repurposedIDEA"Those pads would make a great base for pavers on your patio.  There are several companies that make similiar products!  Here is a picture that talks about the load transfer." - Gene Francis
equipmentSIMILARITY:  "Damon, You've shown the mixers off concrete trucks the last few editions.  Funny, those mixers look almost identical to big stainless meat tumblers used in the meat packing industry to marinate meat.  These might be a 'repurpose' opportunity for you." Jim  RE: Jim, Yes, it is funny how much machinery is similar between different industries.  They probably change the Concrete Mixer vs Meat Tumbler...but otherwise, they do about the same thing.  That is where "repurposing" comes in.  Can you find the same machine that has the same *A.C.E. in another industry where you can buy it for less?

Q: Do you have surplus or idle equipment that you would like to deal on to get it out out-of-your-warehouse or off-the-books?  Contact Us>>
internationalEXPANSION.  "I would like to say that this appears to be a very purposeful service that you provide.  It would be extremely useful to a  number of enterprises I work with.  If only it serviced Far North Queensland, Australia.  Let me know if your company or any others will be operating in this are in the near future."Gwen  RE:  Though, we haven't franchised our "repurposing" concept, yet, internationally, we have had several foreign groups express interest.  We're always interested in such discussions!  Contact Us>>

repurposedWEBINAR  Q: Would you like to learn more about our mission/concept of "repurposing"?  Damon Carson, our founder, will give you an introduction in this 45 minutes webinar.  Register at this link, and you'll be able to access the video to view>>
Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
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