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Newsletter February 16 2017

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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
Aluminum Bleacher Planks L: Dallas  Click Here for Dimensions and Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  The entry way at Wilmington College's walls clad withAluminum Bleachers.  "From a distance it has the look of weathered wood, which we thought was really cool," says Brian Baker, project architect. "We kept all the markings and blemishes that were on the bleachers. The design intent was to show that these actually came from a field."  Paul, thanks for choosing to write an article about our mission/concept of "repurposing"!

Fire Hose.  1"- 5" diameters available.   Order Online>>

repurposedSUBSTITUTION:  "I am looking for fire hose for protecting sling.  This fire hose is tough jacketed fabric just like the ones we buy new.  But, old fire hose is a fraction of the cost and works just as well!" - Mark w/ crane company in Wisconsin

ourSTORY.  BEFORE: A Colorado ski resort wanted to find a higher/better use for their retired ski lift cable than simply seeing it melted down as scrap metal.  AFTER: Yesterday, we loaded the 10,000' of ski lift cable onto a truck headed for a demolition contractor in Cleveland.  They are going to use the cable to pullover a water tower.  Oh, and the demo contractor saved huge $$$ over buying new cable!!!

This is what we do everyday here at repurposedMATERIALS.  We find new homes, or "repurposes", for obsolete materials and equipment.

Q:  Like the ski company, do you have obsolete materials or equipment that you'd like to see "repurposed"?  If yes,
 Email Details>>

Fiberglass Utility Poles.  We have 200+ utility poles made by   The poles range from 30'-45' in length.  L: Dallas  Click Here to Bid>>

AUCTION:  We are auctioning Qty 4 poles that are 11" x 45' Class 3. - Auction Ends Tomorrow Click Here to Bid>>

repurposedPRODUCTS see all PRODUCTS>>
Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Parking Lot Fabric.  (*A.C.E - Permeable, UV Protected, Very Tough, etc) L: Atl, Den, Ch  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  One of our customers using parking lot fabric as the base for his gravel driveway on his new home site in the Georgia mountains.  "We are now looking at doing one of the subdivision roads near my lot because this stuff worked so well on the lot roads." Randy

Randy, thanks for sending photos, and we appreciate your business!

SALE:  Our Parking Lot Fabric is 50% OFF this month!!!!

Billboard Vinyls.  L: Philadelphia, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago  (Note: Bundle Pricing)  Order Online>>

repurposedPROJECT:  A "repurposed" playhouse by one of our customers.  Kyle, awesome project, and we appreciate your business!
Paint Solvent Recovery Unit.  We just got in a used Finish Thompson paint recovery unit.  There are two pieces of equipment that make up this system.   L: Denver   Email for Pricing and Details>>
N4X Polycarbonate Enclosures.  These are waterproof boxes made to house electronics. Mftg by  Qty 996 – 14” x 12” x 6”  L: Denver  Contact Us for Pricing>>
Boardwalk Wood.  We have treated 3" x 7" lumber, 12" x 12" timbers.  L: Atlanta  Lumber Pricing>>

BEFORE:  We teamed on a City of Jacksonville, FL job with int'l design-build leader Haskell and Orion Marine Group to divert a portion of the lumber from the demolition of the public Southbank Riverwalk on the banks of the St Johns River.  AFTER:  This is a truckload of the treated wood that just arrived at a gun range in Louisiana.  They are using the timbers to build heavy duty privacy walls.  Q Do you have a byproducts, surplus, or waste that would be a candidate for
"repurposing"?  If yes, 
Email Us Details>> 

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>> 

repurposedIDEA:  Speaking of Cowboy Engineering, we were approached by a big Project Cargo company (Google "Project Cargo" for pictures of some extraordinary machinery they haul across the the ocean) that brings in wind turbine blades from overseas.  They need to wash the salt from the ocean spray off of the pieces and parts prior to transport.  They are seeing if they can adapt this wheel washer to solve their wash off problem.  Todd, all we can say is brilliant adaptive thinking! 

Paying Too Much for Haz and non-Haz Product Disposal?  If you have new, unopened product that is out-of-date, discontinued, off-spec, slow selling, etc...we might be able to save you $$$.  Email Us Details about your Inventory>>

repurposedINBOX:  "My company has 50 boxes (40 lb each) of pharmaceutical gradeBenzoyl Peroxide.  The boxes are original and unopened.  We used it to bleach Soy Lecithin, but have changed to using a different bleaching a
gent.  I do not want to dispose of the material as a hazardous waste.  I don’t have disposal costs, but the cost would be high.  It would also make us a Large Quantity Generator for one month, which I would like to avoid.  But more importantly, I would hope that someone would be able to use this product." - Tim 

repurposedPROJECT.  (Container)  You've probably seen shipping containers "repurposed" architecturally.  But, have you seen one, though, "repurposed" for bulk commodity storage?  Mack in New York did just that.  Read Mack's "how to" on Farm Show magazine's website.  Read Article>>
repurposedINBOX.  BEFORE:  "I have a teacher who is teaching a class on garbage and recycling the next three and a half weeks.  Would it be possible to bring them out to you to see what you do and talk to them? There are only 12 senior high school students." Jeanne  AFTER:  This is a picture of the class sitting on Street Sweeper Brushes while on a tour earlier this week.  We love teaching the next generation about "repurposing"!

Q:  Would a tour be of interest for a group your affiliated with at one of our 5 locations?  Email Us>>
repurposedPROPERTY.   We are always looking for commercial / industrial properties that would be a candidate for "repurposing".  Know of any such properties?  Email Details>> 

Q:  Are there any "repurposes" for greenhouse structures other than for growing plants?  Someone sent us a property in a major city with a bunch of greenhouses on it right along an interstate highway.  
Submit Your Ideas>>

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?