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Newsletter August 28, 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
Motorcycle #1...Our Customers Killacycle races the worlds fastest electric motorcycle.  They purchased another couple of billboard vinyls last week for the race season on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.  They cannot have any dirt collect on these vehicles and Killa says the billboards work great as a mat under them.  (NOTE: They have color ad side facing down in the sand in the picture.  Most billboards are black on the back side as you can see.)

Billboard Vinyls.  Multiple Sizes.  Order Online>>

Motorcycle #2...repurposedINQUIRY:  "We need the fire hose for ice speedway bike tires which we race in Europe. The hose is used to place inside the tyre before the spikes. The hose stops the spikes pulling through. The reason we need canvas is that the weave stops tearing. We have tried the newer hoses, but without success." - Tim Dixon in United Kingdom  NOTE: Here is yet another case where used materials outperform new!!!

Fire Hose  Sizes: 1"- 5".  L: Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia
  Order Online>>

Boardwalk Wood.  This beautifully weathered wood came from a pedestrian boardwalk in Jacksonville, FL.  L: Atlanta  Click Here for Sizes and Wood Pricing>>

repurposedPOSSIBLITY "Install that lumber on an exterior with a little gap and fill the gap with chinking.  You'd have an awesome looking facade reminiscent of the great lodges of the National Parks!" - Bill O'Neal

repurposedVISITOR.  Last week, Tina Haigh visited our Chicago location last week.  Patrick, our Chicago manager, gave her a tour.  Tina is a "repurposing" hero.  "It was an old limestone quarry my husband bought some years ago.  In the early 1990's someone suggested we turn it into a scuba diving facility.  We've sunk all kinds of weird and crazy pieces of equipment so the divers have a real experience.  We haven't looked back!" - Tina Haigh w/ 

Q: Like with Tina's brilliant "repurpose", have you seen other examples of real estate or property getting "repurposed"?  Email Us Ideas>> 
repurposedARTIST.  "Found this article in Signs of the Times magazine, about aDanish artist, Thomas Dambo, who uses wooden pallets as his material of choice." Tom Grell  Learn More>>  RE: Tom, Thanks for sending this along!
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Bowling Alley Lanes.  Distinctive, bowling alley lanes for all kinds of cool "repurposes".  L: Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta  Click Here for Bowling Lane Pricing>>

Demolition Help.  "Hi Damon, We have a project that will involve a  large amount of demolition and material removal. This project will also be a LEED Certified project (possibly Gold), and we are looking into ways that we may be able to obtain required credits. This specific project involves demolishing two high rise buildings.  If you could give me more insight into your business and how it might be beneficial for our project, that would be great." - Lynnsee  RE: 

Q:  Do you have an upcoming demolition project where minimizing landfill is a priority?  If yes, we might could help.  
Contact Us>>

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>>
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.  
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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!

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!!
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

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>>  
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
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 

Mineral Oil.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "We use a type of white oil in our manufacturing process.  I try and use a very clean type of oil to mist on our saw blades to keep the heat down and to prevent pitch from accumulating on the blades.  This type of oil I think would work well in this application.  Also this oil residue would end up in the sawdust that I do sell for horse bedding on occasion------nontoxic oil is perfect." Gary.  Gary, we appreciate your business!
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>>
Solar Eclipse.  Speaking of solar, how many shoe and cereal boxes will be "repurposed" to day as solar eclipse viewers?