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Newsletter August 1, 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

BEFORE:  Out in the western US, they erect these huge wooden fence structures to help stop the snow from drifting on the highways during blizzards.  As the wood ages in the sun and wind over the decades, it turns into beautiful weathered wood.  We get the old wood when they do maintenance on these fences.

Snow Fence Wood.  We just got it a truckload.  This wood always moves fast.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  These tiny cabins at the Fireside Resort in Jackson Hole, WY were made out of "repurposed" materials including snow fence.


Guitar #1...Fire Hose.  1"- 5" diameters available.  Order Online>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Hello... I am looking for a old fire hose to make guitar straps out of... approx 3 inches wide with the red & black stripes down the center... not looking for too long a hose but enough to make a few straps from." - Paul L

Guitar #2...Oil Can Guitars.  Bohemian Guitars is "repurposing" old oil cans into guitars.  This was sent to us by Wayne Stricker  

Q: Do you know of an entrepreneur that has a "repurposed" product?  
Contact Us>>


repurposedTRIP.  "Damon,  I am a commercial real estate agent. I get your newsletters.  I will be in Denver later this month.  I was wondering if I could come by and meet you and take a tour.  I love your mission and would love to see your operation." - RJ in Omaha, NE  RE: RJ, Absolutely, we'd love to show you around!!!

Q:  Are you going to be visiting one of the 5 cities where we have warehouses??  Come by, we'd love to give you a tour.  The materials you see on in the newsletter really take on a new life when you see them in person, and your creative side will take over dreaming up ways to "repurpose" them!


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Runway Idea #1:  "We are looking for 54"+ widths of conveyor belting to lay down for a runway for our model airplanes at our airfield in New York.  What do you have available?" Scott  RE: Scott, we have this giant 54" x 1,000'+ roll of belting in Philly.  It is taller than a shipping container as you can see in picture below.

Conveyor Belt.   L: Denver, Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta 
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Runway Idea #2 "Could your used turf be laid down beside runways to help with rodents, birds, etc?  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." - Bill O'Shea  

Turf.  L: Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia  Click for Pricing>>

SURPLUS...Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Tanks.  "We have 4 very large, unused FRP tanks that have been stuck in our yard for 8 years tied up in foreign bankruptcy.  These tanks ranging in size from 150,000-750,000 gallons are now available at a deep discount.  We just want them off our lot.  These are so large they can't be moved on the highways.  So, they'll have to go on some waterfront property with barge or ship access.  These four tanks cost $3,000,000 new." Sam  AVAILABLE:  If you're a mine, an oil & gas operator, or a petrochemical company and you have serious interest, Contact Us>>

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Damon, don't think about these tanks just for liquid storage.  They would also work well for dry material storage like wheat, corn, fertilizers, etc." Joe

Rolls of Rubber.  1/8" x 56" x 150'   (NOTE: The blue fabric is protective layers between the black rubber.)  L: Denver  Roll Pricing>>

BEFORE: 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?  AFTER: A Oklahoma bison rancher purchased 4 rolls yesterday.  He purchased a bunch of rolls last fall, too.  So, it must work!   He uses the rubber as a visual barrier in his corrals.  NOTE: The two pictures on the right with the solid fencing.  Not being able to see through the fence helps with animals staying calm during roundups.  Charles, we appreciate your business!  BEFORE/AFTER: From truck accident waste to a 2nd life on a bison ranch.  That is what we do everyday here at repurposedMATERIALS.

13x Molecular Sieve.  BEFOREThis molecular sieve was supposed to be a part of a manufactured product that ended up getting canceled.  We have 42,000 lbs.  The bead size: .8-1.6MM.  L: Atlanta  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Your 13x could work in several industries.  Natural Gas and Ammonia plants would use 13X…as would air pre-purifiers.  Need to look for 'mom and pop' operations in these sectors.  These are companies that would really like this at your $.50 on the dollar price." Bob in Kentucky

Forward to a Friend:  Please forward info about our 13x if you know somebody in the processing industries of natural gas, ammonia, or air purifiers. etc.


Floating Rope.  BEFOREThis is unused, off-spec floating water line rope.  We have 60' and 75' pieces.  FREE SHIPPING   Order Online>>

Military Cargo Parachutes.  35' and 100' diameter.  L: Denver, Chicago   ORDER ONLINE>>

Our Customers:  "Finally put this together last week and your email today gives me the opportunity to share. We are using the 35’ diameter parachute as a shade provider for the zoo’s farm animals. Alpaca got under it before I had a chance to get it fully attached. We folded it in thirds to make it fit with the option to open it more if needed." - Eric Krussman w/ the San Francisco Zoo

propertyREPURPOSE:  One way entrepreneurs are "repurposing" old, abandoned salt mines is by turning them into document storage facilities.

*A.C.E. (Attributes, Characteristics, Engineering).  What is naturally present underground?  Stable temperature, stable humidity, security, etc.  These are the very same A.C.E. that developers spend $100's per SF to construct in new buildings above ground when, funny enough, they are already naturally present underground.  

Q: Have you seen/heard of other ideas on how to "repurpose" old mining properties whether underground or above ground like rock quarries, sand pits, etc?  
Submit Ideas>>


WANTED:  We are looking for commercial/industrial real estate to purchase that would be a candidate for "repurposing".  We're looking anywhere in the Lower 48.  Contact Us with Details>>

Media Inquiry.  "We write about the hidden gems of Atlanta and the surrounding areas - from the best restaurants and nightspots to the best places to shop or get your yoga on.  We're working on a series of articles featuring interviews with the Greater Atlanta area's most inspiring entrepreneurs and independent businesses and we'd like to feature repurposedMATERIALS." -Dianne Lopez