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Newsletter Dec 6 2016

December 6, 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

Sports Wood #1...Gym Bleacher Wood.  We now have southern Yellow Pine and Douglas Fir bleacher wood for sale!  (BTW, we don't charge extra for the gum stuck to the bleachers and girl's name carved into the bleachers!)  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver  Click Here for Inventory and Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  These are photos from a Florida design firm that "repurposed" Gym Bleacher wood to side the walls of an interior office.  The high-end design firm wouldn't settle for an ordinary office.  (We'll roll out more photos in coming editions.) But, then what would you expect from a design firm founded by Walt Disney Imagineering alumni whose biggest client guessed it...Disney.  Tom, we appreciate your business!  (Oh, and don't tell, but they stenciled on the seat numbers themselves to give this wood an extra cool touch!)

Sports Wood #2...Bowling Alley Wood.  L: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver  Click Here for Wood Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECTTroy thanks for sending completed pictures.  The way you integrated the dots, arrows, pine, and maple sections of the bowling lane is spectacular!
Surplus Rubber...Bowling Shoe Soles.  BEFORE:  "I have sold my bowling shoe manufacturing business and am now cleaning out a building so it can be sold. Lots of surplus rubber sheets we cut shoe soles out of. The sheets are mostly EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate)." Jeff   AFTER:  Jeff accepted our offer, and we know have a bunch for sale!

Q: Like Jeff, are you moving, selling your business, or for any other reason have surplus/excess inventory or equipment you want to deal on?  Email Details>>

EVA Rubber Sheets.  Several colors of sheets.  Most sheets around 36" x 36" with some variation.  20,000+ Sq Ft available.  L: Chicago  Email for More Details>> 

Q: We know nothing about the different uses for EVA rubber.  So, how could these EVA sheets of rubber be "repurposed"?  Any tidbits, advice, suggestions would be appreciated!  Submit Ideas>>

repurposedREFERRAL.  "Hello Glenda, I'll bet that your team is always on the lookout for steals and deals, so when I saw that a college campus was being liquidated I wanted to be sure it was on your radar. St. Catharine College in St. Catharine, KY." Corey  RE: Corey, thanks for thinking of us!
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>>

readerRESPONSE:  "I noticed you were interested in acquiring former industrial sites that had environmental issues?  I know of a site adjoining our railroad that used to be a particle board production facility.  The environmental issue affecting the site is from the 1,000's of tons of sawdust on the site. Some of the sawdust is in silos but there are also mountains of the material stored outside.  When it rains tannins are being washed out of the material and into the ground." - Kevin  REKevin, Yes, we are interested.  Can you send more details?
Online Auction.  Our biggest auction, yet!  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_5016120.JPG 1,000's of feet of Steel Pipe....READ MORE or BID>>
T_5016265.JPG Roller Conveyor ...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_5016520.JPG All Kinds of Spools of Rope...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_5016290C.JPG Pallets of Brick Veneer...READ MORE OR BID>>
repurposedPRODUCTS see all PRODUCTS>>
Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
1" x 54" Conveyor Belting.  We just did a deal for 11,000' of 1" thick x 54" wide belting.  At 25 lbs/ft this is 275,000 lbs of belting.  We can get about 1,500' per truckload  L: Midwest  Email for Pricing>>

mediaCOVERAGE:  Our customers, the Hadley's in Texas, are featured in the current issue of BEEF (a national cattleman magazine) for their conveyor belt "repurposing".  Hadley's thanks for participating in the story, and BEEF magazine thanks for devoting a few pages to cover our mission/concept of "repurposing"!  Read Article>  We aren't joking when we say our customers are making headlines with their "repurposing" projects!!!

repurposedINQUIRY.  "I am looking for a reasonably priced solution to a rodent problem. I am building a deck that will be 440 square feet and want to lay down a material under the deck before it is built, something that prairie dogs cannot eat through and also serves as a weed barrier.  Any thoughts?" Trina.  RE: Our used parking lot fabric might be a good option. - Glenda

Parking Lot Fabric. This is a very tough geotextile material used originally as a temporary parking lot surface.  (The thick plastic middle layer is pictured below) L: Atlanta, Chicago, Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

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  Order Online>>

cheapSOLUTION:  "I'm going to use some of your 5" fire hose to build a strip door for my livestock.  Usually this is done with that clear vinyl stuff (like animals care if it is see, but your fire hose is a lot thicker and tougher.  I'll save more heat that way and save money by buying used materials that I can adapt." Jeff Duba in North Dakota 
Bread Dollies.  BEFORE: A large supermarket chain changed processes and had 1,300 "bread dollies" they no longer needed.  "The dollies are 31" long x 23" wide x 6 ½"high. The dolly weighs 13.3 lbs each.  They can hold 350 lbs." Casey  AFTERCasey accepted our offer, and we now have these carts available in our Philadelphia yard.  Email for Pricing and Details>>     

Q #2: Do you have obsolete equipment, like these Bread Dollies, materials, or inventory that you'd like to find a 2nd home for?  
Email Details>> 

Your Ideas:  "Camera dollies - Set a camera on a tripod on them. - Bart

"Add a cushion and these would make wicked-fun scooters for adults (even large ones) ! Remember the little square scooters from elementary gym class?" -Tiphanie Figurski

"They might work perfect for my rental business to put folding chairs on." - Dana

"We edgeband shelves for cabinet jobs. We stack the finished parts and send to delivery area for shipment. The dollies work fine for that." - David

Flameless, Portable Heater.  We only have one heater left!  Make/Model: Therm Dynamics 600DR  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

customerAPPRECIATION:  We just sold one of our two units to a guy using the heater to heat a portion of his horse riding arena.  Brian, we appreciate your business! 

repurposedSAFETY...Ski Netting.  This is safety netting from the FIS World Cup Ski circuit.  It has 3" squares.  This is awesome netting!!!  ORDER ONLINE>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "Damon,  We will be using the netting for safety net to connect to pallet racking. To prevent boxes from falling off the racks and onto someone below." - Schott  RESchott, awesome "repurpose", and we appreciate your business!  

Rubber Playground Tiles.  1 1/2" x 24" x 36"  L: Chicago  Click for Tile Pricing>>

customerAPPRECIATION:  "We love the playground tiles we got from you.  A fun, whimsical walkway on the side of our house." - Tonya in Cody, WY

5th Wheel Steer Carts.  We just got in twenty of the 36" x 72" carts.  L: Dallas  Click for Pricing>>
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>> 
Multi Surface Sealer.  We just did a deal for 4,000 liters of the super concentrated sealer Zycosil.  L: Denver  Click Here for Product Details>>

repurposedTEST:  We thought we should artistically apply some of the Zycosil sealer to our sidewalk to test its effectiveness. Guess which part of the sidewalk got the sealer?  Well, smiley faces don't lie...LOL! 

repurposedTOUR:  A lively pair out for tour at our Dallas facility yesterday!  Q: Would you, or your group, be interested in 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>>
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>>
repurposedWEBINAR  Q: Would you like to learn more about our mission/concept of "repurposing"?  Damon Carson, our founder, will give you an introduction in this 45 minutes webinar.  Register at this link, and you'll be able to access the video to view>>
Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
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?