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Newsletter August 10, 2017

August 10, 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>>
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In this Edition Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia
Turf.  Several sizes and styles.  L: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia Click for Pricing>>

repurposePIONEER:  Dan is a pioneer!!  Our definition of a repurposedPIONEER is for a person who is "repurposing" a material or byproduct that we've sold for a while in a way we've never seen before.  
 
FREE SHIPPING...Entry Mats.  L: Chicago  CLICK HERE for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedCUSTOMER: "We have purchased used entry mats to use in the back of our SUV vehicles when we buy a new one. We cut the mat to fit and thus protect the manufactured installed carpet/liner from getting dirty from dogs and plants and other messy items we transports." - Virginia Grosse in Idaho
BEFORE:  "Damon, Please note that I have some steel common 4D nails available to sell.  I have approximately 5,600 lbs. About 2 ½ pallets.  They are currently stored at one of our Baltimore facilities." Michael  AFTER:  Michael accepted our offer, and we now have these for sale!

4d Common Bright Nails.  We have Qty 110 - 50 lb boxes.  The nails are 1 1/2".  L: Philadelphia  Email for Details and Pricing>>


Q:  Like Michael, do you have surplus / obsolete inventory you'd like to deal on?  Email Details>>
 
Voting Booth Table Tops.  We got in qty 800 of these tabletop portions of voting booths.  The plastic top measures 2 1/2" x 19" x 22".  L: Denver  Email for more info>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "Ethan, I  cut 3/4 inch pvc and cut it into 10 inch lengths to use as legs under the voting booth table tops.  The table sits exactly at the right height for the kids to sit on the floor and use it as a desk.  Here is a photo."Jodi Connelly

         
Int'l Inquiry.  "Damon, We have an old induction reactor/furnace that we are trying to get rid of.  It is still in good working order, but it is old technology.  However, we are located in Europe and not the United States.  Is there any way your company can help?" - Tim in Estonia  RE: Tim, Unfortunately, we don't deal in Europe, yet.  Give us a bit more time!
        
Property "repurposing".  "Did you see yesterday's article in the Wall St Journal on 'repurposing' retail shopping malls into warehouse/distribution centers.  With all the new demands online shopping is putting on the logistics industry, these former mall locations make them ideally located for logistics centers.  I thought of you guys when I read it!" - Bev Holden in Ohio  RE: Bev, Love it!  We love all "repurposing" whether materials, liquids, equipment, or real estate!
          
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Single Pane Glass.  We got in 3 crates of big sheets of glass.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>
  
Turf Underlayment Pad.  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>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "We're excited about this used turf padding being an extra layer of protection for our kiddos under the wood chips at our day care." - Bethany Gonzalez in Arizona

   
Our Customers.  We often get asked..."Who are your customers?"  The world famous Buffalo Chip campground in Sturgis, SD is a customer.  They've bought on several occasions including a truckload of open top steel drums they "repurposed" as trash cans.  For those of you heading to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that starts this weekend maybe you'll see some of the of trash cans if you go to a concert at the Buffalo Chip.

Barrels and Drums.  Lots of options:  Steel & Plastic; Open & Closed Tops.  
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repurposedREAL/ESTATE.  "Damon, I have a great real estate 'repurposing' project for you.  Our state park beaches in Ohio used to be extremely popular, filling 2,000 car lots to overflowing!  But with more swimming pools and water parks, we don’t get nearly the visitors now.  We closed about half of the parking lot, and later 'repurposed' a large portion of that asphalt surface as an air strip for model aircraft.  The project is very popular!" - Gus w/ Ohio Dept of Nat Resources

Q
: Like Gus, have you seen a creative "repurpose" of a piece of real estate?
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BEFORE: "I have 41 spools of new, unused 3/8" guy wire.  We build huge concrete water tanks.  We add this wire inside the concrete forms to add strength.  We never splice the wire.  So, when there isn't enough wire left on the spool to do a complete loop, we scrap the remaining guy wire.  Seems wasteful I know, but that is the way we do it.  With this particular tank the remnants happen to be about 500' per spool." - Aaron  RE: Aaron, thanks for contacting us.  Certainly you could have sent this to the scrap metal company, but re-use/"repurposing" is definitely a higher and better use of this wire.

3/8" Guy Wire.  L: Philadelphia  
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24' Columns / Pillars These are 36" diameter x 24' tall.  Qty: 6.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "These would be perfect for sign companies especially since they have a base welded on them already to bolt it in place." - Jeff McMillan in Idaho

      
Cargo Netting.  Multiple sizes available.  (NOTE: We have multiple SKU's of rope and netting. Wholesale pricing available on XL orders!)  L: Dallas  Order Online>>

YouTube Video:  Cargo Net - Alternative to Expensive Playground  Watch Video>>
    
Cinnamon Fragrance.  BEFORE: "We are a fragrance company and we have a dozen drums of Methyl Cinnamate (aka: Cinnamon).  This material has polymerized (it's now lumpy) and cannot be used in regular fragrance production.  It continues to have a very strong cinnamon odor." - Howell STATUSHowell accepted our offer, and we now have the cinnamon fragrance for sale.  L:  Philadelphia  Email for Details>>

Q:  Like Howell, do you have obsolete, off-spec, out-of-date ingredients that could be "repurposed"?  If yes, Email Details>>

Your Ideas:  "Cinnamon is a very effective natural deterrent for ants.  Perhaps it could be repuposed to repel ants." - Carol

"Rodents detest strong, spicy odors.  Packet up in sachets be put in strategic locations in home, stored car or boat.  Good industrial use and great fragrance for your home!" - Brian

"Combine methyl cinnamate with sawdust & form into shapes to use as sachets." - L. Garcia
          
BEFORE:  "Damon, We have 12 Siemens tank level probes.  They are new.  We are a job shop and a few year’s ago had an order to manufacture above ground water storage tanks and these were part of a customer’s Bill of Material.  We bought some additional probes back in 2012 for additional tanks that did not materialize and now I would like to get whatever I can for them." - Linda  AFTERLinda accepted our deal, and we know have the probes for sale.
 
Q: Like Linda, to have obsolete inventory, product, equipment that you'd like to get rid of?  
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Tank Level Sensors by Siemens.  Qty 12 unused, still-in-the-box sensors.  11’ Siemens level probes – Model 2100 - Single Float - Part#: DLS11S50T1F1.   L: Philadelphia  Click for Details and Pricing>>

  
BEFORE"I have some granite slabs from old measuring equipment and gauge work.  Can you help me find them a home?" Cynette w/ General Motors Corp  STATUSCynette accepted our offer, and we now have they granite slaps for sale.

Granite Surface Plates.  Several different sizes...eg: 2" x 16" x 20" up to 12" x 44" 87" weighing 4,500 lbs...of these granite slabs  L: Philadelphia  Click for Details>>

repurposedIDEA:  "I'm thinking about getting a couple of these and sawing them into granite curbs like you see in New York City." - Alvin Roberts in Maryland

       
Conveyor Belting.  4"-54" widths.  L: Chi, Atl, DFW, Phi, Den  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedSMARTS:  "Damon, We were visiting Yellowstone Nat'l Park last week.  I thought of you when I saw this old conveyor belting rolled out across a freshly seal coated parking lot.  It was awfully nice not have to walk in the sticky, gunky coating!"  - Tim Schuh  


 
How We Work.  BEFORE:  "Damon, We have a furniture customer located in New York who produces the round foam padding pictured below.  Would you have interest in this material?  Dimensions: 22 ¼” x 3 1/2"   Volume:  Approximately 400 pads every 6 weeks." - Danielle  AFTER:  We sold 100 disks to a kid's toy manufacturer in Connecticut that is going to use foam pads as a substrate to make kids shields for LARP'ers (Live Action Role Play).  Michael, we appreciate your ingenuity!

Round Pads.  We're pricing these at $1/ea with a minimum order of 25 pads.  L: Philadelphia  To Order, call Ethan at 303.321.1471
   
BEFORE"We are tearing out the Drexel University field hockey turf.  You interested in the turf?" - Rick  STATUS:  Rick accepted our offer, and we now have field hockey turf in 3 of our locations.  AFTER:  "Your used turf works great at our paintball facility.  You can't keep the grass growing with all the foot traffic!" - Bill in Michigan

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

          
WANTED: empty 275 gal Totes.  Are you a manufacturer or distributor bringing in bulk ingredients in 275 gal totes?  If yes, we are interested in your old totes! Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Us for Details>>
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repurposedINBOX:  "I am a project manager with a demolition company in Chicago and wanted to inquire about the types of materials you guys would be interested in and how you typically go about getting them." - Eric w/ Northstar Contracting Group  

RE:  Eric, yes, we're interested in any byproduct or waste that could be "repurposed".  Please send us pictures, details, dimensions, quantities, and location of whatever materials!  
Email Us>>