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Newsletter August 8, 2017

August 8, 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

Price Reduced...3/4" Galvanized Highway Median Cable.  We just got in 35,000'+ of highway cable.  L: Dallas, Philadelphia  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "I volunteer with a missionary who installs suspension foot bridges in 3rd world countries to provide safe river crossings and for community building.  I thought this material might be suitable.   Below is a pic of the last build I went on in Honduras.  (160 feet long using about 2,000 feet of cable).  The bridge will save over 5 hours of walking when the river is too dangerous to cross." Steve in Florida

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

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We had a guy purchase a bunch of these surplus wire air conditioner panels to make crawdad cages.


Propane Tanks.  500, 1000 gallon tanks.  L: Denver  Click Here Tanks>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "I want to share a picture of our favorite fire pit ever - made from the ends of a large tank similar to yours on your email.  Love your email newsletters!" Mary Anne in Encinitas, CA


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>>

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 #1: What other industry/application could "repurpose" this big jack?  Submit Ideas>>

Q #2: Like this tripod jack, do you have obsolete equipment that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  Email Details>>


repurposedSPEAKING.   "I am the current president of the Denver chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction. Our chapter is hosting our Regional Fall Conference in October and we are looking for some speakers to speak to our group. Our theme for this conference is “LEEDing the Way” and I thought your company fits right into that with repurposing materials. I was wondering if you would like to speak?" Lisa

: Would a keynote or corporate speech on "repurposing" be fitting for your next event?  If yes, 
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Gym Floor...1-yr-old.  This is an 8,800 Sq Ft gym floor that is just 1 year old.  It hasn't even had it's 1st birthday, yet...LOL!  L: Atlanta.  Click for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedPROJECT:  This is an in process photo, below, and an after from one of customer's who purchased a used floor and re-installed it at his facility in Arkansas.  Jay, we appreciate both your business and your photos!

BEFORE:  Out in the western US, they erect these huge wooden fence structures to help stop the snow from drifting on the highways during blizzards.  As the wood ages in the sun and wind over the decades, it turns into beautiful weathered wood.  We get the old wood when they do maintenance on these fences.

Snow Fence Wood.  We just got it a truckload.  This wood always moves fast.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  These tiny cabins at the Fireside Resort in Jackson Hole, WY were made out of "repurposed" materials including snow fence.


Runway Idea #1:  "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 
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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

Runway Idea #2 "Could your used turf be laid down beside runways to help with rodents, birds, etc?  I know that they use new turf for this application.  I see no reason why you couldn't install used turf.  It would save airports money and it would be a beneficial re-use for large quantities of turf." - Bill O'Shea  

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

SURPLUS...Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Tanks.  "We have 4 very large, unused FRP tanks that have been stuck in our yard for 8 years tied up in foreign bankruptcy.  These tanks ranging in size from 150,000-750,000 gallons are now available at a deep discount.  We just want them off our lot.  These are so large they can't be moved on the highways.  So, they'll have to go on some waterfront property with barge or ship access.  These four tanks cost $3,000,000 new." Sam  AVAILABLE:  If you're a mine, an oil & gas operator, or a petrochemical company and you have serious interest, Contact Us>>

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Damon, don't think about these tanks just for liquid storage.  They would also work well for dry material storage like wheat, corn, fertilizers, etc." Joe

Guitar #1...Fire Hose.  1"- 5" diameters available.  Order Online>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Hello... I am looking for a old fire hose to make guitar straps out of... approx 3 inches wide with the red & black stripes down the center... not looking for too long a hose but enough to make a few straps from." - Paul L

Guitar #2...Oil Can Guitars.  Bohemian Guitars is "repurposing" old oil cans into guitars.  This was sent to us by Wayne Stricker  

Q: Do you know of an entrepreneur that has a "repurposed" product?  
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13x Molecular Sieve.  BEFOREThis molecular sieve was supposed to be a part of a manufactured product that ended up getting canceled.  We have 42,000 lbs.  The bead size: .8-1.6MM.  L: Atlanta  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Your 13x could work in several industries.  Natural Gas and Ammonia plants would use 13X…as would air pre-purifiers.  Need to look for 'mom and pop' operations in these sectors.  These are companies that would really like this at your $.50 on the dollar price." Bob in Kentucky

Forward to a Friend:  Please forward info about our 13x if you know somebody in the processing industries of natural gas, ammonia, or air purifiers. etc.


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

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?  
Submit Ideas>>


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>>

repurposedTRIP.  "Damon,  I am a commercial real estate agent. I get your newsletters.  I will be in Denver later this month.  I was wondering if I could come by and meet you and take a tour.  I love your mission and would love to see your operation." - RJ in Omaha, NE  RE: RJ, Absolutely, we'd love to show you around!!!

Q:  Are you going to be visiting one of the 5 cities where we have warehouses??  Come by, we'd love to give you a tour.  The materials you see on in the newsletter really take on a new life when you see them in person, and your creative side will take over dreaming up ways to "repurpose" them!