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Newsletter February 27, 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
Carpet Tiles.  We got in 1,000's of Sq Ft of carpet tiles from the Univ of Wisc-Milwaukee.  L: Chicago  Click to Bid on Carpet Tiles>>

Q: Like UW-M, would you like to keep carpet tiles out of the landfill on one of your upcoming projects?  If yes, Send Us Details>>
Turf --> Non-Profits.  L: Philadelphia

Special Offer:  We want to give back!  For a limited time, we are offering turf at NO COST to any non-profit that is interested in a full truckload(s).  All you have to do is send a truck and we'll load you up with turf!!!  This opportunity is only available on turf in our of Philadelphia location.  Email for More Details>>

Inquiry:  "We are interested in your generous off of turf at zero cost.  We can act quickly." - Deborah w/ Space Camp in Huntsville, AL

Skeletons...Stainless Steel  We just got in a bunch of stainless steel skeletons  The skeletons were created when they punched out 7/64" holes.  Sheets Sizes: 3' x 12', 4' x 10', 4' x 12'.  These sheets are thin enough to be quite flexible.  L: Dallas  Email for Skeleton Details>>

Q:  How could these stainless steel skeleton sheets full of holes be "repurposed"? Submit Ideas>>

Your Ideas"They would make perfect bird screens for air intakes on ventilation systems." Stan Palmer  

"Drying racks for aging cheese." - Paul Murphy

"They could be used to create grilles for custom & race cars." - Nick Prezzato

Swimming Pool Covers.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pool Cover Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Those pool covers work great shading our bucking bulls before the rodeos!  I saved a ton of money with you guys." - Tex Johnson in Texas  
repurposedINBOX:  "I enjoy receiving your newsletter and have been inspired by your business philosophy, just waiting for the right time to 'repurpose' some of your products.  Here is a soccer stadium we built by 'repurposing' tires in Tijuana, Mexico." - Oscar Romo

Oscar, no, you inspire us...amazing "repurposing"!!!  Oscar is a former United Nations diplomat and now the watershed coordinator at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve and lecturer at the Univ of Cal - San Diego Urban Studies and Planning Program.  Oscar also has great things going through the organization he founded - - with a mission of "building partnerships for conservation".

Steel Cable.  We have multiple diameters of unused galvanized steel cable.  Click Here for Cable Prices>>

productHISTORY Yes, this is unused cable.  It comes from a manufacturing process where they need super long lengths of continuous cable.  When the spool gets down under 500' of cable they put on a new big spool.  So, the the cable we have is the drops or remnants left over.  So, for example, one of our 4,000' spools is actually multiple 100'-500' lengths of cable totaling 4,000'.

repurposedPROJECT "Your unused, galvanized cable has worked well for temporary safety railing on our job sites." Bill Anderson in Utah

Propane Tanks.   Now in stock...250 gal, 500 gal, & 1,000 gal propane tanks.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pricing>> 


Railroad Rail.  L: Denver  Click Here for Lengths and Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT One of our precast concrete pipe manufacturers purchased a bunch of railroad rail to use as part of their assembly line where they tip out their pipes after they've dried.  Jeff, we appreciate your order.  And, remember you promised us pictures once you incorporate the rails into your assembly line...our readers will want to see them!  

WANTED:  Pictures.  We appreciate all of you who send in your pictures of your various "repurposing" projects.  Q:  Do you have a pictures you could send us?  If yes, Email Pictures>>
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Tripod Jack.  This is a 60-ton hydraulic tripod jack.  In it's first life, it helped hold up a jet plane when they worked on the plane.  L: Atlanta  - Auction Ends Tomorrow -  Click to Bid>>

Your Ideas:  "We are in the deep foundation and shoring business and from time to time we have to provide load bearing test, this jack would be useful in our testing process." Rocky

55 gal Drums w/ Lids.   We have several more truckloads of used barrels.  Buy 1 or 2, or get special pricing on truckload quantities of 200+ drums.  L: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, Dallas  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT.  "Your locking lid barrels are ideal at our shooting range.  We just collect the fired brass and when we're ready to haul the brass to the scrap yard, we just lock the lid on for safe transport!" - Jim Gilman in Kentucky  

Plastic Conveyor Belting.  We took in multiple types of new, unused specialty plastic conveyor belting.  L: Denver  Click Here for Make/Model and Pricing of Belts>> 

Wood Trailer Flooring.  Beautifully distressed by hours and hours of forklift tires and dragging pallets across oak trailer flooring in 12" wide planks.  L: Atlanta  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Here is some of that trailer flooring at a restaurant.  It looked phenomenal!" - 
Sally Evans

3,000 & 10,000 gal Collapsible Tank.  We got in both 3,000 gal & 10,000 gallon collapsible tanks that have never been used.  L: Philadelphia, Atlanta  Email for Details and Pricing>>
Your Ideas "I am considering it for use as a cofferdam. When I worked in road construction in Virginia Beach, Va. we started seeing the use of water inflated bags similar to this laid in drainage ditches, small streams, tributaries, etc. and filled with water to temporarily hold back the flow of the stream. Much easier to use and move around compared to the old fashioned driven sheet pile or dirt cofferdams." -Ray
Powder Coating Booth.  We have this Nordson Horizon 400 available for sale.  L: Atlanta  Email for Pictures and Pricing>> 
Warehouse Carts.  We just got in a bunch these warehouse carts.  Just go to Pinterest to see all the things people do with these carts.  L: Chicago Email for Pricing>>

Wire Panels.  BEFORE:  These wire panels were manufactured to install on the outside of large commercial air conditioners to keep bird, balls, and debris out.  The company that made these panels lost the contract with the large A/C company.  There are two grid patterns: Narrow & Wide.  L: Chicago, Denver   Click for Sizes and Prices of Wire Panels>>

NOTE:  To their credit, they could have simply recycled these metal panels, but instead they reached out to us because "repurposing" is a higher and better use than recycling!  

WANTED:  Structural Steel.  Do you have used or surplus steel in your warehouse that you'd like to deal on?  Maybe steel from a discontinued product, an over order on a project, etc.  We pay MORE than scrap prices!  Email Details>>
Help Wanted.  "I am ready for a change and have been fascinated with your business since have learned of it as I have a heart for re-purposing as well. I am curious if you have any job opportunities that my skills and talents as a builder might be valuable to your team." - Karl  

Q: Would you, or someone you know, be interested in working for our company?  Right now we have 3 positions we're hiring for:  1) Asst Branch Manager in Denver, 2) Front Desk / Admin in Denver, 3) Warehouse Assoc in Chicago.  If interested, please email resume to
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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, re-moval, 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 its 1st life that might help identify a very different, 2nd life for it?