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Newsletter - Equipment - April 14, 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>>
In this Edition… ( Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia 
  •  CHICAGO Auction - Ends this Friday - Click Here to Bid>>
  •  EQUIPMENT - Canning Equip from a Pepsi Bottling facility
  •  RR Passenger Car "repurposed" as Golf Cart Bridge
  •  Dates for upcoming "repurposing" Webinars

Equipment Parts...Fuel Tanks.  Sometimes it is not the equipment that gets "repurposed" but the parts and pieces off the equipment.  Ever wonder what happened to all the jettisoned aircraft fuel tanks during the Vietnam War?  Well, many have been "repurposed" into canoes for the jungles!  

Equipment Parts...Tire Tanks.  We just got in 5'-8' tanks.  These tanks are "bull and bullet-proof"!  You'll likely never have to replace this stock tank in your lifetime!  L: Den  Click Here for Pricing>>

Q: So, are wondering how do you keep water from leaking out the center hole?  WATCH tire tank installation VIDEO>>

Trade Show/Retail...Walls.  An elaborate, portable metal structure that you can insert all kind of fabrics for varying looks.  L: Den  Click Here for Pricing>>

Trade Show/Retail...Walls.  Wood wall system.  L: Phi  Click Here for Pricing>>

Surplus Product...Masks.  3 Varities.  L: Den  Click Here for Pricing>>

availableAUCTION Click Here to Bid>>

CHICAGO Auction...Ends this Friday.   Click Here to View Auction Lots>> 

AUCTION...Synthetic Turf.  Here is your chance...1 lot of 50,000+ SF of used turf.  Click Here to Bid>>

repurposedIDEAS:  Used turf is good for erosion control, and paintball facilities also like large square footages of turf like this for their fields!



AUCTION...Rubber Roofing Membrane.  This membrane is off of Terminal 5 at O'Hare Airport in Chicago.  3 lots of 16,000 SqFt of rubber per lot.  Click Here to Bid>>

repurposedPROJECT:  “Rubber roofing membrane allows me to use fewer tires on our silage pits making them much faster and easier to cover.  The rubber not only adds weight, it adds a whole layer of protection.  Keeps the coons out, too!” Alfred...Dairyman in Missouri

Light Duty Conveyor Belting.  Unlike what we're now calling heavy duty belting that is generally smooth and thicker, our light duty belting is typically thinner and with some kind of texture which grips.  L: Den  Click Here for Light Duty Belt Sizes and Prices>>


NARROW...Conveyor Belting.  L: Den  Click Here for Pricing>>

WINNER:  EnvirOnMentaDoubLe PlaY.   "In an effort to reduce herbicide use, we have placed conveyor belts at the bottom of the perimeter fence.  This helps to reduce climbing vegitation and allows a small buffer for the mowers so they do not have to 'hug' the fence.  Preventing plants from climbing the fence also serves a security function." - Lowell Wright w/ Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, WI 

Stainless Steel Tubing.  We got in 8,000' of 3/16" stainless tubing.  This is unused, surplus inventory.  L: Den  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedIDEA:  "Find a qualified welder and weld together cooking grates for Weber grills!  Better yet, size them to go with 55-gallon steel drums which you sell.  Add some 4x4 legs from the steel you have extra, and you’ll have a killer BBQ." Lee

repurposedIDEA:  "Depending on alloy and wall thickness you might be able to get some to automotive brake line builders.  Classic Tube and Inline Tube are two companies that I can think of that build stainless brakelines for older vehicles." - Stephen


Cabinet Face Frames.  We just took in a whole semi load of cabinet face frames.  L: Philadelphia  

MAKE OFFER - We'd like to sell all these face frames to one buyer.  We're open to any offers!  Email Offer>>

Semi Trailer Flooring.   This is brand new, never installed hardwood trailer flooring.  The floor boards are 1" x 12" x 20'-24' w/ ship lap edges.  L: Philadelphia  Click Here for Trailer Wood Pricing>>  

"repurposed" REAL ESTATE:  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>>
brownfieldOPPORTUNITY.  We have available 10 acre infill site in the major college town ofLubbock, TX...home of Texas Tech University.  This 10 acre site was an unpermitted landfill back in the 1950's-60's.  The properties on all sides of the 10 acre site have been completely built out.  This property can be bought for $.20 on the $1.  Email us for more Information>>

Packaging Equipment.  This equipment was made by Nigrelli, Alliance stainless conveyors, etc.  L: Den  We have a complete inventory list of what we have for sale.  To receive the list, Email Us>>

repurposedREFERRAL"Damon, I saw your old Pepsi canning machine on one of your articles.  Kettle House brewing in Missoula MT is expanding to a much bigger plant and do use aluminum, maybe they are a great place for the equipment?  Love what you do!" - Cynthia RE: Cynthia, we appreciate the referral!

backSTORY:   "The company manufactures powdered food flavoring. This heater box was to connect to a processor that would transfer the liquid flavoring into this unit that would send heated air into the chamber and evaporate the liquid leaving only the powdered flavoring behind.  The project was cancelled and this heater box was never completed.  The unit has a Cyclomax LoNox Burner on it.  The machine that you have was valued at $50,000 in its incomplete state. This unit is a 9,000 CFM heater box." - Jena

FOR SALE:  We have this heater box for sale.  L: Den  
Contact Us for Details>>

Q: Do you have unused, surplus inventory or equipment you'd like to deal on?  Contact Us>>

repurposedWEBINAR  Q: Would you like to learn more about our mission/concept of "repurposing"?  Damon Carson, our founder, will be doing several live webinars coming up.  The webinar will last about 45 minutes.  

Feedback"Hi Damon!  First of all, I wanted to thank you for the wonderful webinar today! I thought it was very interesting, and it got my mind thinking about materials that could be good for reuse. Some of the solutions you’ve found are really ingenious!" Michel

Thursday, April 14 @ 2:30pm MST, Registration Link>>
Tuesday, April 19 @ 8:00pm MST, Registration Link>>
Wednesday, April 27 @ 11:00am MST, Registration Link>>

EQUIPMENT - RR Passenger Car --> Golf Cart Bridge "I see you sell flat rail car bridges.  How about this former passenger rail car bridge on the Lost Tracks golf course in Oregon.  I thought you guys would dig this!" - Larry Allen RE: Larry, you guessed right...we dig this bridge! 

Q: Have you seen other old equipment "repurposed" in cool, unique ways like RR car turned bridge?  
Email Ideas/Pictures>>

repurposedGAME/SHOW.  Damon was the morning speaker yesterday at a big Kansasconference.  One fun part of his routine is he brings contestants out of the audience to come on stage to play "Name That 'Repurpose'".  He often pits one major university against the rival state university.  Anyway, yesterday it was Kansas vs. Kansas State.  When he asked about "repurpose" ideas for 275 gal totes, The KU team suggested that..."You could make the 275 gal tote into basketball hoop that the K-State Wildcat team could actually hit!"  Ah, we love "repurpose" trash talk!

275 Gallon Totes.  L: Atl, Chi, Den 
 Tote Prices>>  truckloadPRICING Email for Truckload Pricing>>
repurposedINBOX: "Damon – I manage a 360,000 sq ft building in Dallas, TX.  When we have things left behind when a tenant moves out, are you interested in reusing or 'repurposing' what we have?  I am looking for a way to avoid sending items to the trash that could be re-used.  Thought you may have a suggestion!" - Kari D. w/ CBRichardEllis  REKari, we appreciate your inquiry.  Yes, we can help you avoid the trash in many cases!

Q:  Do you have items, like Kari, heading for the trash that could possibly get a second life?  If so,
 Contact Us>>
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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