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Newsletter August 21, 2017

August 21, 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>>   
In this Edition Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia
Bowling Alley Lanes.  Distinctive, bowling alley lanes for all kinds of cool "repurposes".  L: Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta  Click Here for Bowling Lane Pricing>>

PROBLEM:  "We have a problem with the ice melting at our Winter Gardens here inTampa, FL sponsored by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  We currently use a tarp to try to keep the humidity from attacking the ice when not in operation, but it is to heavy and sags.  Do you have lighter fabric that might could work?" - Shaun POSSIBLE SOLUTION:  Shaun, our Military Cargo Parachutes immediately come to mind.  The lightweight fabric is nylon with a rip-stop mesh for durability. 

Military Cargo Parachutes.  35' and 100' diameters available.  
Order Online>> 

Turf. Several styles and lengths.  L: Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia  Click Here for Turf Pricing>>

repurposedIDEA:  "The turf you have would be great to place beneath solar panel fields.  I would think this would save on maintenance and would look more aesthetically pleasing.  The small fields with solar panels around here are fenced in with 2 foot high grass inside the fence." - Greg Williams

Solar Eclipse.  Speaking of solar, how many shoe and cereal boxes will be "repurposed" to day as solar eclipse viewers?
Insulated Pavers.  These are highly engineered 2' x 4' panels that are a combination of lightweight concrete adhered to foam insulation.  We did deal with a roofing company in the Bronx that wanted to keep 6 truckloads out of the landfill.  We also helped a Denver-area high school keep several loads out of the landfill.   L: Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia  Click Here for Insulated Paver Prices>>

Q:  Do you have materials or surplus inventory that would be a candidate for "repurposing"??  If yes, call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Damon>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  These are pictures Ed Sanders sent.  He used the insulated pavers to build a sidewalk at his mother-in-law's home.  Ed, thx for the pictures, and we appreciate your business!!
Steel Cable.  Various sizes and diameters of both used and surplus.  L: Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver  Click Here for Steel Cable Options>>

repurposedINQUIRY:  "Building a fence to secure conservation land in Joshua Tree, CA (zip 92252). Looking for a thousand feet of cable half inch to three quarter." - Frazier 

repurposedPRODUCTS see all PRODUCTS>>
Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Industrial Rope.  This is all surplus, unused rope from a rope manufacturer that went out of business.  Multiple sizes and styles.  L: Denver, Dallas  Click for Pricing>>

Q:  Like with this Going Out of Business situation, do you know of a company trying to liquidate inventory or product??  If yes, call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Damon>>
N4X Polycarbonate Enclosures These are waterproof boxes made to house electronics. Size: 6" x 12" x 14".  Mftg by   L: Denver  Click for Prices>>

customerAPPRECIATION:  Andy, with the Univ of Minnesota, ordered a bunch of our boxes for their lab.  Andy, we appreciate your business!

Our Customers. We often get asked..."Who are your customers?".  We couldn't tell you about this customer from last year until this summer.  We sold about 20 Billboard Vinyls to Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios to be used on the set of this summer's Spider-Man movie.  The billboards were used in the Toome's (played byMichael Keaton) warehouse as set dressing.

used Billboard Vinyls.  Multiple sizes.  Order Online>>  
Railroad Rail.  We now have railroad rail in stock.  This is the first we've ever had rail for sale.  Click Here for Rail lengths and prices>>

repurposedPROJECT An excavation contractor recently purchased some rail that he is going to set on his shop floor and then poor concrete up to about a 1/4" from the top of the rail.  The slightly raised rail will keep the heavy tracked equipment he repairs from tearing up his concrete floor.  Brilliant!!!
Fire Hose.  We got a delivery of more fire hose last week.  So, we will soon have quite a variety to choose from! Watch our inventory on line for updated sizes.   L: Chi, Atl, DFW, Phi, Den  Order Online>>

YouTube Video:  "So this cool YouTube video on how to make cheap boat dock bumpers with Fire Hose and foam noodles.  I thought you'd like this." - Ralph Johnson inMissouri

PLEASE:  Send us any Youtube videos showing how to make things out of used, industrial materials!  Email Videos>>
EVA Foam Rubber Sheets.   Several colors of sheets.  Most sheets around 36" x 36" with some variation.  20,000+ Sq Ft available.  L: Chicago  Email for More Details>> 

repurposedIDEA:  "Your EVA rubber sheets make great flooring underlayment for sound dampening." - Rick Peters Antonucci in Indiana 
Shipping Container Top Handler.  BEFORE:  This was a top handler used to load shipping containers with a forklift.  Dimensions: 7 1/2' x 40'.  Weight: 10,000 lbs L: Philadelphia  Click for Pricing>>

Q:  How could this Top Handler be "repurposed"?  Submit Ideas>>

Your Ideas:  Funny, when we ask for "repurpose" ideas, we've never had every single response be the same.  But, that is the case with this top handler.  We picked Jeff's because his was the most detailed.  "Turn it over, deck the top with the wood flooring from the trailers and use it at a nature trail or park for small bridges over creeks or steams. If they are not long enough, set a support in the center of what your spanning and use 2 or 3 or ever how many it takes. You may could even use the metal sign supports that held the signs over the highways as supports. Of course you would have to get an engineer to make sure they would carry the load." Jeff Weathersby
Multi Surface Sealer.  We have 800+ gallons of the super concentrated sealer Zycosil.  L: Denver  Click Here for Product Details>>  

repurposedAPPLICATION"We have a lot of square footage at our parrot rescue and the concrete needs to be sealed per PACFA (Pet Animal Care Facilities Act) rules but it also makes it a lot easier to clean when sealed." - Chrissy

Custer Feldspar 200   L: Dallas  Click for Pricing>>

Zonyl 8740 (stone and masonry sealer)  L: Atlanta  Click for Pricing>>

Sanotracin (hydrogen peroxide-based sporicidal disinfectant)  L: Chicago  Click for Pricing>>

Catalyzed Persulfate (for environmental remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater)  L: Denver  Email for Pricing>>
repurposedREAL/ESTATE.  In learning more about Dan's condo project(see below story), and we got even more excited.  Why?  They are turning an obsolete parking garage into upper end condos.  The pictures below are of the parking garage now, and the pictures on the right are what is going to look like when fully "repurposed".  We love it! 

Q:  Like with Dan's project, what types of real estate "repurposing" have you seen?  Email Ideas>>

Small World:  "Funny that one of our neighbors (works for Emeril Lagasse in the building we share in New Orleans) receives your e-mails and saw your mention of our project." - Dan  RE: Dan, Yes, we have tens of thousands of readers reading each edition of our newsletter!
repurposedINBOX:  "My cousin shared your site with me - I own a summer camp inArkansas and think the summer camp industry would be an interesting group to approach - American Camp Association I particularly liked the Cargo Parachutes>> for shading possibilities of camp areas...." - Olivia Dowell  RE: Olivia, funny you should mention summer camps.  We have lots of camps across America as customers.  Billboard Vinyls>> for slip n slides, Turf>> for play areas, etc.

Forward to a Friend:  Like Olivia's cousin, if you know someone in the camping industry, please forward them our newsletter or our website!