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Newsletter - Feb 23, 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>>
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Italian Marble Tile.  We just got in 11,000 SF of new, surplus white Italian Carrara Bardiglio marble tile.  L: Den  Click Here for Tile Pricing and Sizes>>

backSTORY:  This tile was purchased for the St Regis Hotel in Aspen.  The owner of the luxury hotel decided he didn't like it, so he ordered something else.
repurposedAUTO.  Speaking of ItalyThe New York Times featured a story about the wood from the iconic barber poles in Venice, Italy being "repurposed" into flooring for a high-end Italian roadster.  Yes, "repurposing" has gone global!!  Read Complete New York Times Article>>

THX:  Bob Young forwarded this article to us...thanks!  
Pneumatic Tires.  BEFORE: Karcher, a manufacturer of cleaning equipment, changed the size of the tires they used on some of their machines.  They asked if we could help keep them out of the landfill.  Of course, we said "yes"!  AFTER:  Amy Atwater, a New Mexico artist, bought all we had left a couple of weeks ago.  She is inverting them and making planters out of them.  They'll be for sale at art shows in Taos and Santa Fe.  If you'd like to order, Email Amy>>

Q:  Like Karcher, do you have surplus/obsolete inventories, products, etc that you'd like to find a 2nd home for?  If yes, send us pictures, description, quantities, location, description!  Email Us Details>>
repurposedREFERRAL.  You have given us many referrals over the last few years.  Now we want to reward you for those referrals!  Give Us a Referral>>

Step 1:  Enter Your Info and Your Prospect's Info
Step 2:  We will contact that person about the product you are recommending
Step 3:  If the person, or their company, make a one time purchase over $10,000, then we pay you a $500 referral fee!


Polypropylene Felt.  L: Den  Contact Us for Pricing>>

backSTORY: This aviation equipment manufacturer imports this non-woven, needle punched, 100% polypropylene felt from Germany.  A certain % doesn't meet their demanding tolerances. 

repurposedIDEA #1: "We are a tree farm and we buy felt pieces to wrap the trunks of our trees to protect them in shipping." - Greg

repurposedIDEA #2"We are a commercial acoustical fabric wall panel contractor and this fabric could possibly be utilized." - Terry

Linen Napkins.  L: Den  Click Here for Sizes and Prices>>

BEFORE: An major airline changed their branding.  With the branding change, suddenly purple was out.  So, that rendered all their brand new, 5-star quality purple napkins obsolete.  We took in all 30,000 napkins that they were going to landfill!  AFTER:  See all the ideas below.

Actually, re-branding is a huge generating of waste in America!  Do you have byproducts or waste from a corporate re-branding effort that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes, Contact Us w/ Details>> 


"Try a Catholic or Episcopal church.  This time of year is perfect as Lent is represented by the color purple." - Melanie Ashby

"Alzheimer’s Association – purple is their color.  A promo bandana for their walks or cycling events." - John Reeves

"Perhaps the Vikings could use some new napkins in their new stadium. Or a college catering/cafeteria service with purple as one of their official colors.  Go Vikings! " -
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Wire Panels.  L: Chi, Den  Click Here for Sizes and Prices>>

BEFORE: These are brand new, unused steel panels from a manufacturer who lost a contract supplying these safety panels that go on the outside of air conditioning units.  AFTER:  Natures Wood Products just bought a whole bunch of these panels to build big cages they use to hold their recycling foam, paper, plastic, etc...generated by their operation.  

WINNER:  EnvirOnMentaDoubLe PlaY.  1) building a cage to hold recyclable materials, and 2) utilizing obsolete fence panels to do so!  (This award, or more a "shout out", is for an entity utilizing a used product or material as part of a solution that positively effects the environment.)