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Newsletter February 21 2017

February 21, 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
Since it is Oscars week, how about a few fun movie-related "repurposes"...
Movies #1...55 gal Drums...Steel and Plastic.  L: Denver, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas  Click for Pricing>>   

repurposedFUN:  "We thought you guys would like this drum 'repurposed" as R2D2." Billy Owens  RE: Billy, you're right, we do like it!

Movies #2...Movie Recommendation.  Since it is Oscars week, how about a movie suggestion.  We recommend the movie Temple Grandin.  It is the amazing true story of a woman, Temple Grandin (played by Claire Danes), who overcame her autism to become a famed animal behaviorist.  She was a pioneer in the field of the humane treatment of livestock.  Watch Trailer>>

Why are Temple Grandin's efforts of particular interest to repurposedMATERIALS?  We sell a lot of Conveyor Belting to cattleman to use as "chute liners".  (see picture below)  They use the belting as a visual barrier so cattle don't balk as they walk through the chutes and hurt themselves.  Miss Grandin is the one who pioneered this concept.    repurposedMATERIALS is forever indebted to Miss Grandin!!!

Conveyor Belting.  L: Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas  Click for Sizes and Prices>>

Movies #3...customerAPPRECIATION:  Paramount Pictures bought a semi load of 275 gal totes from us a few years ago for use on the movie set of the Russell Crowe movie...Noah.  Did our totes store all the flood water?  We'll never!!  Film studios are very secretive when you work with them.  

275 gal Totes...FOOD GRADE & Non Food Grade.  Click here for tote prices>>


repurposedTOUR.  We enjoyed giving a tour to a group of officials from the City of Denver.  The group included folks from several departments including Purchasing and Recycling.  The City of Denver is serious about their Zero Waste goals!
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repurposingMAGIC:  The magic behind "repurposing" is that one waste stream is viewed completely differently by two unrelated industries.  Neither "repurpose" is better/worse, right/wrong.  They are both smart in their own way.  Click Here for Lengths and Pricing>>

repurpose #1:  "Take a look at RR rail furniture at" - Matt Joyce in Illinois 

repurpose #2:  "Here is a picture of our fence posts we made out of RR rail." - Roger in 
SALE...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>>  February Special:  All Parking Lot Fabric is 1/2 Price this month!

repurposedINQUIRY "We are looking at how we may be able to use this as a warning track for a baseball field I will definitely let you know what happens LOVE YOUR SITE." - Stu
Foam Sheets.  We just got in 19,000 sheets of these foam sheets.  They are 7/16" x 15 1/2" x 42 1/2"  L: Denver  Email for Pricing>>

Your Ideas "
Thinking of protecting boat hulls from the travel lift straps during launching. Pieces would be placed in between the hull and straps as the boat is being lifted. Once the boat is launched the sheets would float for easy recovery."- Chick Michaud
Surplus Insulation.  This is new, still-in-the-wrapper polyiso insulation.  We got in 3 truckloads.  L: Dallas  Email for Sizes and Details>>

repurposedPROJECT:  One of our customers got his local building inspector to approve this surplus insulation as an "accepted equal" for his home building project.  He saved huge over buying new!
How We Work.  "We were given your name through Mantec.  We have the following and wanted to know if this is something you'd have interest in.  If yes, what is the procedure?" - Joan  RE:  After sending us pictures and details, Joanaccept our offer.  And, Mantec thanks for the referral!  

Kaeser CSV-150 Vacuum Pump.  This is a big, rotary screw vacuum pump.  L: Philadelphia  Email for Details and Pricing>>
Oops...Highway Sign Box Truss.  We made a mistake!  The big box truss we have is actually aluminum NOT galvanized steel as we previously said it was.  There are 3 bolt together sections x 5 1/2' x 6 1/2' x 22' = 66' long.  L: Chicago  Email for details>>

Q:  *A,C,E - Obviously, aluminum makes this truss a lot lighter than a steel truss of the same size.  What would be a particular "repurpose" where a lighter weight box truss would be of particular value versus a heavier steel truss of the same size?  Submit Ideas>>
askDAMON "How did the whole deal with you buying a prison to try to 'repurpose' it come about?" - Allison Winters  RE:  Allison, Funny story actually.  A guy called wanting to know if we "repurposed" razor wire.  I asked why he had razor wire available.  He said he had an old prison that he was trying to clean up to make ready for sale.  One thing led to another, and we ended doing a deal with him.  So, minor phone calls here sometimes turn into major  - Damon

Q: Do you have a property that would be a good candidate for sale that could be "repurposed"?  We're buying.  Email Details>>

repurposedINBOX:  "I'm renovating an old farm house and have 25, 3'x 5'9" double hung windows which have the old style waffly glass in them.  Do you know of any place that would purchase them to keep them out of the landfill?" -David  RE: While we wouldn't have interest, David, I would suggest contacting your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore!

reciprocalREFERRAL:  If something doesn't fit our interests, we love to give referrals!


repurposedSUCCESS.  BEFORE:  "Damon, We are a honey company.  We have 23 pallets of 1 quart mason jars , a total of 29,530 without lids." - Larry  AFTER:  We sold all 29,000 jars to an Amish business man in Pennsylvania.  Moses, happy canning, and we appreciate your business!

Q:  Like Larry, do you have surplus or obsolete inventory you'd like out of your warehouse?  
Send Details>>


Soil Vapor Properties.  Do you have an old manufacturing facility contaminated with solvents or other types of chemicals?  If "yes", we'd have interest in possibly acquiring your property.  Please, Contact Us>>

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?