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Newsletter Dec 29 2016

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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>>   


Best "repurposes" of 2016
Gym Flooring.  We are selling the home basketball court of the Univ of Arizona Wildcats.  There are two cool things about this floor: 1) obviously, it is the floor of a well known team; 2) the floor has already been separated and de-nailed. Q: Do you know any Wildcats alumni?  If yes, please forward this opportunity.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  This is one of our buyers for the U of A floor.  They re-installed the floor in a retail store.  Bart, it looks great, and we appreciate your business!

Our Customers.  The University of Hawaii purchased fire hose last week.  "The hose is being used as chaff guard over line that will be used for deploying oceanographic equipment." - Stephen

Fire Hose.  We got a delivery of more fire hose last week.  So, we have quite a variety to choose from!  L: Chi, Atl, DFW, Phi, Den  Click Here for Hose Sizes and Prices>>

3/4" Galvanized Highway Median Cable.  We just got in 35,000'+ of highway cable.  L: Philadelphia  Email Us 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

BEFORE:  "I have (4) 48" x 48" granite blocks which had been used for drill tool trials. They are in good shape and each have a single hole through the center." - Steve STATUS:  Steve accepted our offer, and we now have these 4 blocks for sale.  

Your Ideas:  "Security barriers or flagpole bases." - Robert Swan

"Large equipment leveling blocks." - Barry Fulford

"The granite squares could make wonderful slow flowing water fountains for a park or community entrance way." - Melissa

"Turn on end so the hole is upright, polish the granite and turn into landscape planters for corporate parking lots, etc." - Scott Ahles

"Drill additional holes in them and create a giant pair of dice for landscape/play structure installations." - David Sprunt

Rolls of Rubber.  1/8" x 56" x 200'   (NOTE: The blue fabric is protective layers between the black rubber.)  L: Denver  Roll Pricing>>

BEFORE: These rolls of rubber were involved in a truck accident on the way to a factory where they were going to be die cut into diaphragms for truck air brakes.  The customer rejected the whole load.  Really!?!  How bad can you hurt rolls of rubber?  AFTER: A Texas bison rancher purchased 4 rolls yesterday.  He is going to use the rubber as a visual barrier in his corrals.  NOTE: The two pictures on the right with the solid fencing.  Not being able to see through the fence helps with animals staying calm during roundups.  Charles, we appreciate your business!  BEFORE/AFTER: From truck accident waste to a 2nd life on a bison ranch.  That is what we do everyday here at repurposedMATERIALS.

Steel Drum --> Ugly Barrel Smoker (UBS):   "Damon - you always want me to send you pics of my projects so here you go.  There is a UBS cult of guys making these smokers out of 55 and 30 gallon barrels.  30 gallon barrels, in general, are pretty hard to come by so, a big 'thanks" to you for helping me get these barrels." Grover Brittain  RE: Grover, this is awesome!  Our new, unused barrels are perfect for these smokers it sounds like!

Smoker "How To":  Read more from Grover about his UBS smoker below.  Click To Read More>>

20 gal & 30 gal Steel Drums.  L: Chicago  Click Here for Pricing>>

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.

Concrete Truck --> Dust Control.  "Damon, Your newsletter asked about success stories for repurposed equipment.  We took a pair of retired redi-mix concrete trucks like you pictured, and repurposed them to handle the dust coming from our big industrial dust collectors.  The collectors (baghouses as we call them) sit on tall legs, so the auger that discharges the collected dust from the bottom hoppers is at a suitable height to align with the input funnel on the back end of the mixer truck.  The operator can use a hose to add a bit of water to the dust as the truck is loaded, not enough to make mud, but enough to agglomerate the dust into small round pellets the size of peas or marbles.  That way, when the truck discharges the load at our outdoor stockpile, the dust will not blow into the next county with a gust of wind."  - Bruce in Oregon  REBruce, So simple!

Q: Do you have other examples of specialty built equipment being "repurposed" to solve a completely different problem than what is was originally designed to do?  Send Us Feedback>>

We got in 6,000' of 3/16" stainless tubing.  This is unused, surplus inventory.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

BEFORE:  This tubing came from a laparoscopic surgery instrument manufacturer.  They changed the specs on their tubing, so this inventory became obsolete.  As you can imagine, this tubing is super high quality!

AFTER:  "I'm thinking of 'repurposing' your stainless tubing to replicate the garden feature in the attached picture." - Linda in 
Our Customers:  Last week, one of the bison ranch managers for Ted Turner's outfit bought Street Sweeper Brushes for their bison herds.  Mr. Turner has long been an environmentalist.  Many of your kids may have grown up watching his Captain Planet on the Cartoon Network.  Anyway, John, We appreciate your business!

Street Sweeper Brushes.  L: Dallas, Denver  
Click Here for Sweeper Brush pricing>>
Rolls of 100% Polyester.  L: Denver  Email for Details & Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We sold some of the 100% polyester fabric to a designer for an light installation she is doing at the upcoming Nuit Blache (White Night) Festival in Toronto.  "Here’s the fabric in action . . . " Mary Ellen

Propane Tanks.  250, 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

repurposedPROPERTY.  We have 60,000 Sq Ft former correctional facility for sale.  (*A,C,E - 8" precast concrete construction designed to withstand an F5 tornado, 4" water tap, 80 interstate miles from an int'l airport, backup generator, etc.)  L: Brush, CO  Email for More Details>> 

Q: Do you have a property that would be a good candidate for sale that could be "repurposed"?  We're buying.  Email Details>>
repurposedTOUR:  A lively pair out for a tour at our Dallas facility yesterday!  Q: Would you, or your group, be interested in a tour to get a firsthand look at the new frontier in sustainability and landfill diversion?  Contact Us about a Tour>>

tourFEEDBACK "Great tour!  Our company is mainly focused on electronic recycling, but landfill diversion of all commodities is our main mission." Joan Meeks

5th Wheel Steer Carts.  (Notice the yellow cart in the background.)  We have a bunch of these carts for sale.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Cart Pricing>>
Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
* 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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