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Newsletter, Aug 30 2016

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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
Interesting Note.  The "repurposing" community is very diverse!  Take a look at divergent interests of the "repurposers" in our first three stories...a Missionary, a Deer Hunter, and Burning Man attendees.  What is the commonality between them?  Of course, the desire to utilize used materials to save money and keep stuff out of the landfill!
3/4" Galvanized Highway Median Cable.  We just got in 35,000'+ of highway cable.  L: Philadelphia  Email Us for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "I volunteer with a missionary who installs suspension footbridges in 3rd world countries to provide safe river crossings and for community building.  I thought this material might be suitable.   Below is a pic of the last build I went on in Honduras.  (160 feet long using about 2,000 feet of cable).  The bridge will save over 5 hours of walking when the river is too dangerous to cross." Steve inFlorida
Back-to-School "repurpose"...LOL!  "Damon, you got get this one in your newsletter.  Wisconsin guy 'repurposing' school bus as deer hunting stand.  Read Article>>" - Tim in Wyoming
Burning Man festival!  The Burning Man festival kicks off this week in Nevada.  We can always tell when it is approaching because we get lots of orders from people heading that direction.  Thanks to everyone who purchased used materials for Burning Man! 
Surplus Inventory...Lithium Battery Cells.  "I’m reaching out to you because I have 119,000 Type: LiFePO4 Size: 32650 re-chargeable batteries that we bought for a project, they are unused, and now we have no use for them.  They were delivered to us late 2013, and they cost us a little under $1,000,000 at that time.  Would you possibly have an interest in them at a highly discounted rate?" -Richard  NOTE: We DO NOT own these batteries currently.  We are considering buying this offering, or we could broker a deal if you're interested.  

Q #1:  We know nothing about batteries.  So, any ideas what industry(s) or applications would have a need for a very large quantity (say, 25,000+ batteries) like these?
  Email Ideas>>

Q #2:  Like Richard, do you have obsolete inventory, materials, equipment that you'd like to get off-the-books and out-of-the-warehouse?  If yes, Email Details>>

demolitionINTRODUCTION.  "They are going to demo a building and from what I’ve seen so far is the bids are high.  So, if you have any buddies in the demo business, we could gain a lot there." - Jim  RE: Jim, we do have a demolition architecture expert I could introduce you to.  I know he has saved a number of clients on their demolition costs.

Q:  Do you have an upcoming demolition project where you'd like to save some $$$ or increase your landfill diversion %?  If yes, we can introduce you, too.  Email Demo Details>>


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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Railroad Rail.  L: Denver  Email Us for Current Rail Inventory>>

repurposedPROJECT:  One of our precast concrete pipe manufacturers just purchased a bunch of railroad rail to use as part of their assembly line where they tip out their pipes after they've cured.  Jeff, we appreciate your order.  And, remember you promised us pictures once you incorporate the rails into your assembly line...our readers will want to see them!  

Surplus Latex Paint.  We got a bunch of surplus indoor/outdoor, latex paint from a multi project job.  Best of all...the paint is white!   Click Here for Paint Pricing>>

repurposedINQUIRY:  "This surplus paint might be ideal for us.  We have to buy a large quantity of white paint every couple of years to repaint the big 'M' on the side of the hill here at the Univ of Montana." - Brad

Used Semi Trailer Flooring.  L: Atlanta, Denver  Email for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  Light fixture made out of "repurposed" trailer flooring courtesy of Corvus Design Build.

Aircraft Cable.  We just got in surplus (never been used) aircraft cable into 3 of our locations.  Diameters are 3/16" and 1/4".  Click Here for Pricing>>  

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Looking for a price on 10,000'- 15,000' of 1/4" wire rope.  It will be used for perimeter OSHA safety cable on structural steel buildings." Bruce
Conveyor Belting.  Widths from 4" - 60"  L: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia  Email Us for Our Current Inventory>>

repurposedAPPRECIATION:  "We are using old Conveyor Belting for several applications.  Wyoming Dept of Transportation uses belting on front of our plows and side wings  to keep snow from coming over the plow  while plowing snow.  This helps with drivers visibility issues.    We also use it around our spreader chutes to keep our sanding material from blowing up on traffic.  It seems to keep the material from blowing off while spreading material." Steve B.  RE:  The citizens of Wyoming should be appreciative!  Not only did WyDOT help keep a waste stream out of the landfill, they also saved taxpayer dollars by purchasing used instead of new!  That is a win/win if there ever was one! Steve, we appreciate your business! 
Steel Square Tubing.  1/4" x 8" x 8".  This is unused, surplus inventory.  L: Denver  Email for Pricing>> 

backSTORY:  "Can you 'repurpose' this steel tubing that came into our scrap metal recycling facility?  It would be a shame to simply cut up this perfectly good steel and just melt it." - Stephen  RE:  Stephen, we appreciate your progressive view on this steel.  "repurposing" is definitely a higher and better use for these then simply melting them.
Poly Pipe.  We just got in a bunch of 8" and 14" pipe.  L: Denver   Email for Details & Pricing>>
Barrier Netting.  Large sections...15' x 60', 12' x 90', etc...of barrier netting available. Check Out Net Prices>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  Aaron, we appreciate your order of seven rolls of netting for your recreational business!


Soil Vapor Properties.  Do you have an old manufacturing facility contaminated with solvents or other types of chemicals?  If "yes", we'd have interest in possibly acquiring your property.  Please, Contact Us>>

Ferry Loading Ramps.  Two transportable hydraulic loading ramps.  One is 160' x 27' and the other is 75' x 27'.  These were built in 2008 but were never installed and used.  They cost $3M and $1.5M, respectively, new.  Location: Pacific Ocean port.  Serious Inquiries ONLY.  Contact Us>>

Q #1:  Any "repurpose" ideas for these ramps?  Email Ideas>>

Q #2:  Do you have unused inventory or equipment that you'd like to deal on? Gosh, maybe items that have been depreciated out, over orders on a job, inventory from a project that got cancelled, etc.  Email Details>>

repurposedEXPANSION.  "Are you planning to open in California?  I am in Los Angeles County.  I am looking to acquire more land somewhere San Luis Obispoand south for future growth.  I thought maybe repurposeMATERIALS could be a tenant." - Armen  RE: Armen, as a matter of fact, yes, a western location is on the horizon.  We haven't decided what city, yet, though?


readerFEEDBACK. "I think your company and its concept is a great idea and I always read your emails with great interest!" - Damien in Connecticut


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>>  
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>>
* 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?

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Atlanta Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 4445 Wendell Dr SW  Atlanta, GA 30336

Chicago Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 550 Hobbie Ave Kankakee, IL 60901

Dallas Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 5703 Crawford Ln E, Forest Hills, TX 76119

Denver Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 10220 Brighton Rd, Unit 7  Henderson, CO 80640

Philadelphia Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 1101 E 7th St  Wilmington, DE 19810
Damon Carson, Founder & President