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Newsletter July 12 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

How we work?...#1.   BEFORE"I have a bunch of new, unused metal window wells.  I was just going to take them to a metal recycler, but a buddy said you might have interest in them." - Mark STATUS:  Mark accepted our offer, and we now have 300+ window wells for sale in Denver. 

Q #1:  How could these window wells be "repurposed"?  
Submit Ideas>>

Q #2:  Like Mark, are you moving and have stuff you don't want to move?  Or, do you have metal parts and pieces where there could be a higher and better use than recycling?  Email Details>>

Window Wells.  L: Denver  Email Us for Sizes and Pricing>>

How we work?...#2.   BEFORE: "Would you be interested in a truckload of 1/2" x 40" x 48" plywood sheets? We updated out packaging and no longer need these as support for warehouse stacking. A portion of these are relatively new." - Mark  STATUS:  Mark accepted our offer, and we now have 2280 sheets of 40" x 48" plywood for sale. 

Q:  Like Mark, have you changed processes that has rendered some materials or equipment obsolete that might could get "repurposed"?  
Email Details>>

Plywood Sheets.  Selling whole truckload only!  L: Philadelphia  Email Us for Plywood Pricing>>

How we work?...#3.   BEFORE: "Would you be interested in white tent tops?  The tents tops are the following sizes: 5 - 20' x 20', 1 - 15' x 15', 1 - 10' x 20'. The have some age on them and they may have small pin holes in them but overall in fair condition." - Chris Quillen  STATUS:  Chris accepted our offer, and we now have 7 tent tops for sale.

7 Tent Tops.  Selling as one lot!  L: Philadelphia
  Email Us for Tent Pricing>>

Gym Floor --> Office Partitions.  These are Round #2 process photos from a Florida design firm that is "repurposing" Gym Floor wood to build office cubicles.  The high-end design firm wouldn't settle for cracker box office dividers from Herman Miller.  But, then what would you expect from a design firm founded by Walt Disney Imagineering alumni whose biggest client guessed it...Disney. Tom, we appreciate your business and your creativity!

Gym Floor.  L: Chi, Phi, DFW, Den
  Click for Pricing>>

Fire Hose.  We got a delivery of more fire hose last week.  So, we have quite a variety to choose from!  L: Chi, Atl, DFW, Phi, Den  Click Here for Hose Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedSMARTS:  "When I was in the Navy, we used old Fire Hoses as 'chafe guards' for various lines from ship to shore including our power cord, our water line and our mooring lines.  Anything that would get rubbed from the ships constant motion with respect to the dock."  -Clinton  Clinton, we love it.

"As a former football coach we used firehouse to teach our lineman their spacing, and for the running backs to understand where the running lanes were for each play." - Frank Canepa

Q:  Do you have a industrial "repurpose" you've seen that intrigued or seemed just plain smart?
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MOVING SALE...Turf.  As you may have read, we're going to be moving to a new Chicagoland location later this summer.  We want to move as little as possible.  So, we're open to offers on some of our inventory!

Turf.  We have 100,000 SqFt of turf we don't want to move.  We're open to any offers on orders over 5,000 SqFt!  L: Chicago
  Email for Turf Roll Sizes &/or to Make Offer>>

repurposedIDEAS:  "Sell your turf to people with show cattle.  They like to put this down as flooring in the barns so the animals coats don't get all dirty before the competitions." Larry Reynolds in Texas

"Big square footage's of your turf would make soil erosion blankets on the cheap!"Cindy Lewis

"They sell that material to put under pond liners so the liner doesn't get punctured.  Why not just roll out a bunch of this old turf.  That would make a great protective underlayment to protect the liner material." - Adam 

"Any 'green', sustainability-minded company or commercial property owner ought to jump at your retired turf.  They would save a ton over mowing idle pieces of property and the water savings would be tremendous!" - Jean Williams in 

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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia

Bleacher Wood.  L: Phi, Den, Chi, Atl  Click for Species and Prices>> 

"As promised – here are a few more photos of your Bleacher Wood 'in action'!  Attendees loved the countertop. It was a great conversation starter." Brianna Castillo w/ event marketing company in California

Conveyor Belting.  L: Chi, Atl, DFW, Phi, Den  Click Here for Conveyor Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedSMARTS:  "Damon, We were visiting Yellowstone Nat'l Park last week.  I thought of you when I saw this old conveyor belting rolled out across a freshly seal coated parking lot.  It was awfully nice not have to walk in the sticky, gunky coating!"  - Tim Schuh  


repurposedARCHITECTURE: The architect for Cactus Advertising "repurposed" railroad rail into a cool exterior design detail for their offices.  See larger pictures and learn more about this project by clicking on one of the pictures below.  

Railroad Rail.  L: Denver  Click Here for RR Pricing>>


Ski Barrier Safety Netting.  This is safety netting from the FIS World Cup Ski circuit.  The orange rolls are 12' wide and pink rolls are 6' wide.  It has 3" squares.  This is awesome netting!!!  Click her for Net Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT: "This netting makes for great netting to make slow feeders for horses.  There are all kinds of advantages to covering hay with netting...they eat slower so they're not bored, it mimics the slow pace of natural grazing, less hay waste, etc." - Julie Eaton in New Mexico

repurposedENGINEERING:  We love our customers and their resourceful smarts.  Jay, a composer in Spokane, WA, purchased a bunch of our narrow conveyor belting.  He is building a recording studio.  His contractor told him to use conveyor belting on the ends of the studs when framing to make it free floating framing. This he said will cut down on the rumble from the music vibration in the walls. Great Idea!!!  

Narrow Conveyor Belting.  L: Denver, Dallas  
Click Here for Sizes and Pricing>>


Foundation Form I-Beams.  These are specialty 3" x 8' wooden I-beams originally used in the specialty concrete foundation form business.  L: Atlanta  Make Offer...Email Offer>>

brownfieldOPPORTUNITY.  We have available a 10 acre infill site in the major college town of Lubbock, 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.    Email us for more Information>>
WANTED:  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>>

RE“Damon:  I manage environmental clean-up sites for a power company.  I’ve got one 300 parcel that we bought back in 1973 (for a power plant expansion that never happened) from major oil company.  They discharged at least 250,000 tons of waste sediment (a mix of carbon black with hydrocarbons, PAH’s, and metals).  We’re now sitting on this surplus property that has a significant clean-up liability. You asked for problem properties, this definitely fits.  Feel free to give me a call if you have any interest." - Bob


Off-Spec Drumsticks.  "I have 120,000 Hickory wood dowels on 20 pallets. These are 'outs' from drumstick blanks.  They measure 0.75” in diameter and 18.5” in length.  Because they are 'outs', they can have some discoloration and some tight sound knots." - Eli 

Q: Like Eli, do you have any surplus or off-spec product or inventory that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  Email Details>>

"Timber frame construction might be able to make use of 3/4" dowels for pegging wood to wood connections." - Andrea 

"These could be cut down into fillets to make parquet flooring." - Paul Farrow

"These would make awesome bird perches, so long as the wood has not been treated with harmful chemicals! " - Nicole

"They would be good for carving fishing lures." Brian Allanson

"The newest craze is that 'Pound' workout where they mix exercise and drumming. These could be possibly made into drum sticks for that because they aren't really looking for them to sound good." -Seth Katolas


Media Coverage.  The Wilmington News Journal wrote a nice story..."Turning Junk Into Gold"... about us yesterday in their July 4th edition.  Jeff thanks for writing the piece, and Sam (our manager) you make a pretty good model!   Read Article>>

repurposedART:  "Damon, thought you might like this." Terry  RE: Terry, thanks for sending!


environmentallyCHALLENGED:  Do you have an industrial property(s) with environmental liabilities that you'd like off your mind or off your books?  If "yes" to either, we're interested in talking to you.  Please, Contact Us>>

repurposedWEBINAR  Q: Would you like to learn more about our mission/concept of "repurposing"?  Damon Carson, our founder, will give you an introduction in this 45 minutes webinar.  Register at this link, and you'll be able to access the video to view>>
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?

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Atlanta Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 4445 Wendell Dr SW  Atlanta, GA 30336

Chicago Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 100 S Spruce St  Manteno, IL 60950 

Dallas Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 5703 Crawford Ln E, Forest Hills, TX 76119

Denver Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 10220 Brighton Rd, Unit 7  Henderson, CO 80640

Philadelphia Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 1101 E 7th St  Wilmington, DE 19810
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