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Newsletter August 17, 2017

August 17, 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
Concrete Zipper Barriers We have dealt in used concrete highway barriers for a while now.  Until a couple of weeks ago, we had never heard of zipper, or "mini", highway barriers.  These are really cool barriers.  At 3' long and just 1,500 lbs they much easier to handle.   L: Dallas  Click for Pricing>>

YouTube Video:  This fascinating video shows the zipper barriers in action on the highways.  This big machine just moves the barriers over one lane like a zipper.  Watch Video>>

           
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 are my students using the voting tables!! Thank you!!!." Jodi Connelly

          
Polyiso Insulation.  Location: Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia  Click for more info>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  In Texas, Bandy bought several bunks of used polyiso insulation to build coolers for storing game meat.  Bandy, we appreciate your business!

           
resourcefulCUSTOMERS.  Our customers are not only resourceful with materials, they are resourceful with getting their materials home.  No pickup, no problem!!!

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

           
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
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>>
    
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.  
 
Single Pane Glass.  We got in 3 crates of big sheets of glass.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>
  
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>>
 
FREE SHIPPING...Entry Mats.  L: Chicago  CLICK HERE for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedCUSTOMER: "Your used entry mats are a cheap driving range mats for us versus buying the new, fancy turf mats...a penny saves is a penny earned!" - Mark w/ Riverdale Golf

 
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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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

      
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>>

          
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? Email Examples>>

          
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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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!
          
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!
        
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>>