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Newsletter August 22, 2017

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In this Edition Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia

BEFORE A major flooring manufacturer created a new product of resilient, PVC-free flooring targeted to the healthcare industry.  Once they got 50,000 sq ft of the flooring manufactured, they decided their product wouldn't be competitive in the marketplace.  So, they scrapped the whole product line.  They approached us, and they accepted our offer on all the rolls of flooring.  

Q:  Like this flooring manufacturer, do you have obsolete or off-spec product you'd like out of your warehouse??  If yes, call Damon @ 303.321.1471 or 
Email Damon>>

Commercial Sheet Flooring.  4 colors to choose from.  L: Philadelphia  Click for Colors & Pricing>> 
     

Shame on Us!   BEFORE:  We got in a truckload of 55 steel drums from a company in Houston that very much misrepresented the quality.  They were really beat up and in terrible condition.  They have just been sitting in the corner of our Atlanta warehouse.  AFTER"A lady came in yesterday to get 50 of the worst beat up barrels we had.  They are using them for a TV show based on war surroundings. So they want it to look real beat up. The TV show is coming out this fall called 'Valor' airing on The CW this Fall." - James, our Atlanta manager
 
Our Bad: Shame on us for doubting we could find a "repurpose" home for these ugly barrels...lol.

     

Billboard Vinyls.  Multiple sizes.  Order Online>>
 
Canadian Customer"Thought you might like to see that your 'repurposed' billboard vinyl made it all the way to Prince Edward Island, Canada where it is covering our round bales of hay.  It is the perfect size!" Noel  RE: Noel, Happy the vinyl is working out in the land of Anne of Green Gables!  We love our Canadian customers!
       

Tour.  "I will be traveling in the Denver area and was wondering if I could take a tour of the facility? I work for a county solid waste/recycling program in Oregonand am very interested in what you are doing to facilitate reuse/'repurposing'" -Heather  RE: Heather, Of course, we'd love to give you a tour!
   

Who Are Our Customers?  BEFORE:  "I'm a project manager for the Michael Jordan project in Oakbrook, IL.  I'm looking for reclaimed basketball flooring. I see you have floor panels from Penn St.  How much do you have in stock? I need around 1000 sq.ft." - Mike  AFTER: See pictures below of the feature wall behind the bar at MJ's new eatery that opened last month in Chicagoland.  

Gym Flooring.  We have a couple of different floors to choose from including the home court of the Cal-Berkeley Bears from Haas Pavilion   L: Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Dallas  Click Here for Sizes and Prices>>
 
 

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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia

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  POSSIBLE AFTER"I'm looking at making seat cushions for some drum chairs. Something like this. They are very close to the perfect." - Matt Deutsch

Q: Like Danielle, do you have obsolete materials that could be "repurposed"?  Call Damon @ 303.321.1471 or 
Email Damon>>

Round Foam 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

55 gal Drums.  Steel & plastic; Lids & no lids.  L: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia  
Click Here for Inventory>>
     

repurposedMATH:  "You could use the 24' columns in Dallas along with some of your surplus steel cable to make a fun zip line." - Glenda

24' Steel Columns.  These are 36" diameter x 24' tall.  Qty: 6.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>

Steel Cable.  Used and surplus w/ multiple diameters available.  L: Dallas, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago  Click Here for Pricing>>

         

Wire Panels. L: Chicago, Denver  Click Here for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  Tom Haley is interested in our Wire Panels for possibly using as a grate to keep debris out of his fountains.

 

60-ton Tripod Jack.  This is a 60-ton hydraulic tripod jack.  In it's first life, it helped hold up a jet plane when they worked on the plane.  L: Atlanta  Email for Pricing>>

Q: Like this tripod jack, do you have obsolete equipment that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  Email Details>>

Your Ideas:  "We are in the deep foundation and shoring business and from time to time we have to provide load bearing test, this jack would be useful in our testing process." Rocky

 
 

Parking Lot Fabric.  (*A.C.E - Permeable, UV Protected, Very Tough, etc) L: Atl, Den, Chi  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  One of our customers using parking lot fabric as the base for his gravel driveway on his new home site in the Georgia mountains.  "We are now looking at doing one of the subdivision roads near my lot because this stuff worked so well on the lot roads." Randy  RERandy, thanks for sending photos, and we appreciate your business!

 

Boardwalk Wood.  BEFORE: This was the wood decking on the Jacksonville, FL pedestrian river walk.  These timbers are beautifully distressed with years of sun, foot and bike traffic over them.  3" x 7" treated timbers.  NOTE: We're reducing our price to blow out the last remaining inventory.  L: Atlanta  Click for Inventory and Pricing>>

Q: Like the city of Jacksonville, do you have materials being removed or demolished that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes, call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Damon>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "This wood is going to make a phenomenal addition to our over-the-top tree house for our grandkids.  Love what you guys do!" Alice Magee

UHMW Polyethylene (Ultra High Molecular Weight) Flat Bar Stock.  (Qty 35 - 4" x 12" x 18')  L: Denver  Click here for UHMW Details and Pricing>>

backSTORY:  This is unused bar stock that was rejected by the U.S. Coast Guard for a big marine project in Oregon because the color was wrong.  Can you believe that?  Anyway, the MSRP on this bar stock is $80,000.  Our price is significantly less!

How We Work.  BEFORE"Do you have any interest in bags of salt?  The salt was delivered to one of our customers; the trailer had a leak in the roof.  Some of the bags got wet and the customer only took what he needed at that time.  Since this is food grade and kosher; I really don’t want to deal with selling it period.  For a tech grade application this would work well." - Greg  STATUS:  Greg accepted our offer, and we now have this salt for sale.  

Q: Like Greg, to you have product or inventory that you'd like out of your warehouse?  If yes, 
Email Us Details>>

Salt.  Morton TFC H.G. Blending Salt.  Food Grade.  50lb sacks...39,000 lbs total.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

 

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

Stainless Steel Skeletons.  We just got in a bunch of stainless steel skeletons  The skeletons were created when they punched out 7/64" holes.  Sheets Sizes: 2 1/2' x 12', 4' x 12'.  These sheets are thin enough to be quite flexible.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>

Your Ideas:  "I want to cut a 4’ dimension down to 2’ and use the 2’ x 10’ piece to act as a guard against rats/rattlesnakes/vermin from getting through the walls of outdoor buildings on my property. The fact that it is stainless is perfect." Wayne in Tucson, AZ

  

repurposedREAL/ESTATE

Runway Idea:  "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 
 Click for Sizes and Prices>>

  

environmentallyCHALLENGED:  Do you have an industrial property(s) with environmental problems?  If so, would you like to sell the property and transfer the liability headaches on to another party?  If "yes" to both, we're interested in talking to you.  Please, Contact Us>>

RE:  "I have some property in Texas that has some environmental issues. I am interested in selling this property." - Judy
  

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?  
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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>>
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repurposedFUNNY.  "Damon, I saw this Pluggers cartoon 'repurposing' in the cardboard refrigerator box in the Sunday Funnies and instantly thought of you!" -Tracy C. in Colorado  Click for Larger Version>>