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Newsletter Dec 12 2016

December 12, 2016     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
Used Climbing Rope.  Finally, we’ve got more climbing rope in.  These retired ropes primarily come out of climbing gyms so they haven’t rec’d much, if any, exposure to the outdoors.  WARNING: These ropes are NOT to be re-used for any life supporting purposes!  Order Online>>
Our Customers.  Cool one here - We sold three pieces of Gym Floor to Zach who works in the corporate office at Carhartt. Big, big clothing retailer as I’m sure you know. He came across our website while looking for ways to “repurpose” wood into an office desk. So three employees in the corporate building will be using our wood to make desks. Pretty cool!  Zach, We appreciate your business!

Gym Flooring.  L: Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas  Click for Gym Flooring>>
Online Auction...N4X Polycarbonate Enclosures.  Auction Ends this Thursday-  These are waterproof boxes made to house electronics.  Mftg by  Check out the auction!  L: Denver 
Online Auction...Steel PipeAuction Ends this Thursday -   Santa delivered four truckloads of unused steel pipe in diameters ranging from 3/4" - 30".  Some is galvanized, too!  It is all in our online auction this week.  L: Denver  Click to Bid>>
Q Do you have unspent dollars left in your 2016 budget that need to be spent?  If yes, why not spend them buying used materials and equipment.  Buying used makes sense both Environmentally and Economically.
Online Auction.  We're kicking off our largest auction ever online today.  L: Denver  Click to Bid>>

NOTE:  Many have asked us to end the auction after work hours.  So, we're going to try that.  The auction Ends 9pm EST; 7pm MST on Thursday, Dec 15th.  

T_5016260.JPG Concrete Double T....READ MORE or BID>>
T_5016335.JPG Pallets of Brick Veneer...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_5016460.JPG Spools of Winch Cat Cable...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_5016720.JPG Roll of Conveyor Belting...READ MORE OR BID>>
Company Q & A:  Q"What is the biggest roll of conveyor belting that you have had for sale?" Billy Adams   A:  Well, this 54" x 1,446' might be the biggest.  It stands 9 1/2' tall and weighs over 20,000 lbs.  (NOTE: In the pictures below, that is the roll standing beside a standard 8' shipping container.)

Q:  Do you have question about our materials, business, or our mission/concept of "repurposing"?  Ask Damon>> 

Conveyor Belting.  L: Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta  Click for Inventory & Pricing>>

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55 gal Drums w/ Lids.   We have several more truckloads of used barrels.  L: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, Dallas  Email Us for Truckload Pricing>>

repurposedINQUIRY.  "I am looking to purchase steel drums to ship waste powder from our operations.  The drums must have lids and not leak." - Jim  NOTE: Like Jim's inquiry demonstrates, probably our #1 buyer of open top barrels is companies that need to ship various kinds of waste and byproducts.

Particle Board Sheets.  Selling whole truckload only!  3/4" x 42" x 96".  1,700 sheets available on 3 truckloads.  L: Philadelphia  Email Us for Plywood Pricing>>

Bridge Crane.   We just did a deal with a major defense contractor for this large overhead crane.  The crane was made by Royce Crane Co.  L: Dallas  If you're interested in more details and detailed drawings of the crane, Contact Us>>

Q: Do you have surplus, idle, obsolete equipment you'd like to deal on?  
Send Details>>
Ski Lift Cable.  We just got in 10,000' of used ski lift cable yesterday.  This is 1 1/2" steel cable.  L: Denver  Email for More Details>> 

A.C.E (Attributes, Characteristics, Engineering) - Since lives literally hang in the balance on a ski lift, do you think they wait to change out their steel cables until they are really worn out and almost ready to break?  Of course not.  Ski resorts have very aggressive replacement schedules for their cables.  What does that mean for their used cable?  That means the cable is still in pretty darn good shape relative to retired cable from other industries!

NOTE: This ski resort could have sent this cable to a scrap metal recycler.  But, they knew "repurposing" the cable was a higher and better use option for the environment and their sustainability goals than simply sending this cable off to be melted.

Boehmite.  36 bulk bags holding 1 metric ton each.  Read Data Sheet>>  L: Chicago  Email for Pricing>> 

"After reviewing the specific Boehmite-based product you have, you need to reach out to any industry that needs a fire retardant ingredient for their product.  That'd be getting a heck of a discount if they purchased your surplus.  This stuff is very expensive from the OEM!" - Gary Reasoner

Q:  Do you have obsolete/surplus liquids or chemistry, ingredients, product...that you'd like out of your warehouse?  If yes, 
Email Us Details>>
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!
Former Prison Facility.  BEFORE"We have 60,000 square feet former prison facility that we'd like to find a buyer or tenant who will 'repurpose' it.  It has 8" thick concrete walls, floor, and ceiling.  A 4" water tap. It has a generator for backup power.  It is 1 hour from an international airport." - Nick  RE:  Nick, indeed this real estate has some interesting Attributes, Characteristics, and Engineering (A,C,E) STATUS:  We made Nick an offer to purchase the facility, and we're under contract to purchase the facility in the next couple of weeks.  We will than have the facility for sale or lease.  L: Colorado  Email for Property Details>> 

Your Ideas "Perhaps turn the facilities into a major refrigerated food warehouse!  Given the thickness of the walls and ceiling, one could perhaps use as is (or maybe add glued on styrofoam panels for added insulation) to each of the cells (leaving each open...of course.  An entire area can be refrigerated or - with added equipment - brought down to freezing temps." - Ken Arnold 

"Films studios are always looking for unique properties to refer to other filmmakers to use as film sets. Such TV shows as The Walking Dead had to actually build whole sets that looked like a prison for a whole season.  The site could be rented by the day week month year to film studios and filmmakers." - Christos

"Some old prisons are leased out to haunted house companies during the Halloween season." - Jacob

Q: Do you have property for sale that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If so, we're interested!  Contact Us>>

Wheel Washer.  We just did a deal for this large wheel washer.  This piece of equipment is designed to wash the mud off of trucks exiting dirt roads prior to driving on paved roads.  Mines, quarries, and excavation contractors are common users of this type of equipment.  L: Denver  Email for More Details>> 
BEFORE"We have two Wallco 5’ roller coaters for painting plywood and accompanying Cincinnati Electro Jet Dryers that we don't use anymore.  You interested?" - Alan  AFTER:  Alan accepted our offer, and we now have the units for sale! 
Wall Coaters & Dryers.  OEM -   L: Atlanta  Email for Info & Prices>>

SanotracinRTU.  This is a sporicidal disinfectant cleaner.  Qty: Eleven 275 gal totes.  The active ingredient is 4-5% Hydrogen Peroxide.  L: Chicago  Read SDS Sheet>>  Make Offer - We are open to offers on a single tote or on all 11.  Email Offer>>

repurposedIDEA: "Another use for this chemical is to eliminate mold spores and have proved to be a very effective method to eliminate mold." 
Ron Pass

substitutionPOSSIBILITY:  "Hey Damon, just read this months issue of Geosynthetics magazine.  They had a great article about using synthetic turf for bank erosion control at a wakeboard and water ski club in Georgia.   Maybe "repurposing" used turf for soil erosion could be a new market for you.  I bet if this ski club would have known about your used turf, they'd saved tens of thousands of dollars if they'd have gone with used!" - Bill Adams in Maryland   Read GeoSynthetics article>>

Make Offer...Turf.  We've recently taken in 3 football fields worth of turf in Philadelphia (about 250,000 sq ft and 1,250,000 million pounds kept out of the landfill)  We have 4', 8', & 15' wide rolls available.  L: Philadelphia  Make Offer>> We also have turf at our 4 other locations.  Click Here for Turf Prices>>
repurposedINBOX"Hi Damon, I know repurposedMATERIALS is primarily focused on things obsolete to the original industry but I’ve got a lighting system, including controls, couplers, cable, etc. I would like to get rid of.  It was never installed and is just sitting gathering dust." Heidi w/ REI.  REHeidi, yes, we might have interest.  Can you send more details?

Q:  Like Heidi, do you have equipment or materials gathering dust that you'd like to deal on?  If yes, Send Details>>

waste/basedBUSINESS.   repurposedMATERIALS is actively seeking opportunities to acquire, partner, or joint venture with companies that have unique, durable niches within the re-use, re-manufacturing, re-blending, removal, marketplace.  Contact Us>>
* A.C.E.  This acronym stands for AttributesCharacteristicsEngineering.  We use this acronym to tell you a little about a used material and what qualities it has in hopes that someone can find a "repurpose" for it.  Asked another way...what did the material do in it's 1st life that might help identify a very different, 2nd life for it?

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