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Newsletter - Aug 25 2016


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re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a 2nd, unrelated industry.  WATCH "repurposing" Video Introduction>>  or visit us at >>
Today's Edition… ( Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia 

Wood Scenario #1...Gym Bleacher Wood.  Pine & Douglas Fir available.  L: Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Atlanta  Click Here for Pricing and Inventory>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Bolt the bleacher planks together to make beams and posts.  My buddy did this on his deck and it looks great." - Michael Langley 

Q: We have a number of readers that are architects and engineers, would Michael's idea(above) to bolt together bleacher wood to use as structural beam's pass building codes? Email Thoughts>>

Wood Scenario #2...NEW Trailer Flooring.   L: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago  Email for Pricing and Inventory>>

NOTE:  We have 50,000' of this NEW trailer flooring.  So, if you know any flooring companies, architects, etc., we're ready to make a sweetheart deal on large quantity orders!  And, you could purchase this and distress it yourself, for a fraction of the cost of the vintage trailer flooring we sell!

Q: What would be some techniques to distress this flooring to make it look like it has been in the back of semi trailer for a decade or two?  Email Distressing Techniques>>

repurposedINBOX:  "I'm a design consultant with McDonald's.  We are looking to create more sustainable McDonald's restaurants and we would like to showcase sustainable materials in these locations to educate our customers on eco-friendly materials and their impact on the environment.  The 'repurposed' wood bleacher material would work nicely in a couple of our décor portfolios." - Anna

No Reserve Online Auction - Ends Tomorrow - L: Denver, Chicago, Atlanta
AUCTION...Ends Tomorrow...Tapioca Starch.  900 lbs available in the auction.  L: Atlanta  Click to Bid>> 

BEFORE: We took in 40,000 lbs of bio certified tapioca starch manufactured for the cosmetic industry.  AFTER: One of the distillers who bought the starch..."The ONLY thing in the bottle is the spirit we fermented form the tapioca starch we got from you guys. If we could get more of the starch at the same price we'd do another few runs  for sure. When it came off the still it tastes like a smooth vanilla vodka." - 
Mark Allen
AUCTION...Ends Tomorrow...Dupont Zonyl 8740.  The Zonyl 8740 is a penetrating sealer for porous, less porous, and polished stone surfaces.  L: Atlanta  Click to Bid>>
AUCTION...Ends Tomorrow...NL Defender WP-100.  This product is rolled, brushed, or sprayed on.  It dries to form clear protective coating over non-porous materials.  When the job is finished, you just peel it off.  The product provides temporary protection to surfaces like glass, metals, fiberglass, plastics, etc.  L: Atlanta  Click to Bid>>

repurposedDEAL.  BEFORE: "We have four commercial water softeners that were purchased for a project we had.  Once purchased it was determined there was not enough room to install them on the project.  They are complete water softener systems including tanks, valves, gravel, and resin.  They have never been used.  Would you be interested in these?" - Jonathan  STATUS:  Jonathan accepted our offer, and we now have these 4 units for sale!
Q:  Like Jonathan, do you have surplus or idle equipment or inventory that you want out-of-the-warehouse and off-the-books?  If yes, Email Us Details>> 

Water Softeners.  We took four Fleck water softeners that are still-in-the-box, never installed.  L: Philadelphia  Email Us for Details and Pricing>>

ourSTORY:  BEFORE:  A Dept of Transportation contractor contacted us about 3/4" galvanized highway median cable that they were tearing out on a section of highway that was getting worked on.   AFTER:   Some of the cable was purchased by an outfit using it to anchor logs that they use as "breakwaters".  "Breakwaters" are designed to break the waves in marinas and harbors.

The beauty of "repurposing":  The DOT contractor chose  "repurposing" which is more environmentally friendly than metal recycling.  The marina operator, knew the galvanized cable was actually ideal as a rust inhibitor in this underwater application!!!  It's a win/win...the DOT contractor did right by the environment by choosing "repurposing", and the buyer saved big $$$ by purchasing used cable instead of new!

3/4" Galvanized Highway Median Cable.  We just got in 35,000'+ of highway cable.  L: Philadelphia 
 Email Us for Pricing>>

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  Click Here for Pricing>> 

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!  

Filter Cloth.  These super durable filter cloths were used in press filters in the beverage industry to strain things like apple juice.  The porous fabric has an ideal "repurpose" as lawn debris tarps for landscapers, golf courses, etc.  L: Denver  Filter Cloth pricing>> 

repurposedPROJECT:  "These are ideal for skimming scum off our ponds.  After all, they are filter cloths." - Jet Thomas in Virginia

Gym Flooring.  L: Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Dallas  Click for Gym Floor Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  Scrumptious Ice Creamery picking up gym floor sections that they are going to "repurposing" into tabletops for their new location opening soon.  Scott, we appreciate your business!!  



Granite Blocks.  48" x 48" x 48".  11,000 lbs/block.  L: Dallas  Email for Details & Pricing>>

"Security barriers or flagpole bases." - Robert Swan

"Large equipment leveling blocks." - Barry Fulford

"The granite squares could make wonderful slow flowing water fountains for a park or community entrance way." - Melissa

"Turn on end so the hole is upright, polish the granite and turn into landscape planters for corporate parking lots, etc." - Scott Ahles

"Drill additional holes in them and create a giant pair of dice for landscape/play structure installations." - David Sprunt

Cabinet Face Frames.  We just took in a whole semi load of cabinet face frames.  L: Philadelphia  

MAKE OFFER - We'd like to sell all these face frames to one buyer.  We're open to any offers! Email Offer>>

Insulated Boxes.  We have a semi trailer load of insulated, ThermoSafe boxes for sale.  L: Atlanta  Click Here for Product Details>>   

MAKE OFFER - We are open to any offers on large quantity purchases of these boxes.  Email Offer>>


Overhead Bridge Crane.  We just did a deal with a major defense contractor for this large overhead crane.  The crane was made by Royce Crane Co.  L: Dallas  If you're interested in more details and detailed drawings of the crane, Contact Us>>

Q: Do you have surplus, idle, obsolete equipment you'd like to deal on?  Send Details>>


repurposedHISTORY.  We love all things "repurposing" including machinery and equipment that was "repurposed" for uses beyond the familiar usage or application.  Q: Like the Hemi example below, do you have another example of a piece of equipment/machinery being "repurposed"?  Email Examples>>

Hemi Engine.  In the Cold War, the famous Chrysler Hemi motor powered more than the Challenger and the Barracuda muscle cars.  It also powered air raid sirens.  It remains the loudest air siren ever produced.  
Read Article inAutoweek>>

Our favorite line in the Autoweek article: "Like so many engineering milestones, the siren's genesis was a product of war-time urgency."  War forces nations to be "resourceful"!!!

repurposedINBOX:  "We are replacing a geomembrane cover from an anaerobic waste water basin (6 million gallons) and are looking for a good reuse/recycle option." Jeff  RE: Jeff, yes, we might be able to help.  Can you send pictures, dimensions, technical specs on the cover, etc?

Q: Like Jeff, and in your efforts to Zero Waste, do you have materials, inventories, equipment, etc. that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes,
Email Details>>

repurposedPROPERTY.  Former Prison:  "We have a 50,000+ sq ft former medium security correctional facility on 6 acres for sale.  It housed 250 inmates.  The prison company put a deed restriction on it, so it cannot be used as a prison anymore.  So, it has to be 'repurposed'.  That is why I think your newsletter is a great vehicle to get word out!" - Nick  *A.C.E. (Attributes, Characteristics, Engineering) Secure - 8" thick concrete walls, ceilings, floor.  Fully sprinklered and alarmed.  Access - 75 miles from large city and airport.  Utilities - 4" Water Main, 3-phase electrical, big backup generator, etc.  L: western US  Email for More Details>>  

repurposedPOSSIBILITIES:  Medical Marijuana, Biotech Research, Secure Storage, Data Center, Re-Hab Facility, Boys/Girls Home, etc

Q:  Do you have a unique, hard-to-sell property you'd like to sell?  Contact Us>>

waste/basedBUSINESS.   repurposedMATERIALS is actively seeking opportunities to acquire, partner, or joint venture with companies that have unique, durable niches within the re-use, re-manufacturing, re-blending, removal, marketplace.  Contact Us>>
Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
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>>
* 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?