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Newsletter July 13, 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>>
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In this Edition Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia
How We Work.  BEFORE:  "Damon, We have a furniture customer located in New York who produces the round foam padding pictured below.  Would you have interest in this material?  Dimensions: 22 ¼” x 3 1/2"   Volume:  Approximately 400 pads every 6 weeks." - Danielle  AFTER:  We sold 100 disks to a kid's toy manufacturer in Connecticut that is going to use foam pads as a substrate to make kids shields for LARP'ers (Live Action Role Play).  Michael, we appreciate your ingenuity!

Round Pads.  We're pricing these at $1/ea with a minimum order of 25 pads.  L: Philadelphia  To Order, call Ethan at 303.321.1471
   
repurposedMATH...Fire Hose.  1"- 5" diameters available.   Order Online>>

repurposedANCHORS:  "I like the 5" fire hoses that supply water to the fire trucks from the hydrants.  I get them from you as anchors for my inflatable bunkers on our paintball coarse.  I used to use stakes but they were a pain to move.  Now I fill the big diameter with sand and they bunkers don't go anywhere!" - Ed in Nebraska

     
Cargo Netting.  Netting company went out of business.  We bought the inventory.  Multiple sizes available.  (NOTE: We have multiple SKU's of rope and netting. Wholesale pricing available on XL orders!)  L: Dallas  Order Online>>

Q: Do you know of a company going out of business that has usable inventory available?  We're interested!  Contact Us>>
 
How Can It be "repurposed"?  "Damon, Got the next weird one for you (which you seem to specialize in). We are removing beds from two articulated truck beds.  They are located in Fort Worth,TX, and you were the first one I thought of when we started to take them off.  The reason we have two beds is that we are 'repurposing' these over to water trucks.  These beds weigh approx. 13,000 lbs and are approx. 19’ long 11’4” wide and vary on height from ~ 8’ to 4’ - 5’. The beds have a storage capacity of about 24 cubic yards or 31.4 cubic yards heaped and for 44 tons carrying capacity." - Bryce in Dallas

Q #1
:  So, are you industrial geniuses out there, how can these dump beds be "repurposed"?  
Click to Submit Ideas>>

Q #2:  Like Bryce, do you have weird, obsolete equipment or machinery?  Maybe it could be "repurposed"!?!  Email Details>> 
         
yesterdaysINBOX.  "Damon, I'd be interested in talking to you about your business. Do you have time later this week?" - Suzanne w/ The Wall St Journal RESuzanne, Yes, I'd be happy to do an interview for a possible story on "repurposing"!
      
BEFORE"We are tearing out the Drexel University field hockey turf.  You interested in the turf?" - Rick  STATUS:  Rick accepted our offer, and we now have field hockey turf in 3 of our locations.  AFTER:  "Your used turf works great at our paintball facility.  You can't keep the grass growing with all the foot traffic!" - Bill in Michigan

Turf.  L: Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>

          
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Billboard Vinyls.  A variety of sizes available.  Order Online>>

repurposedFUN: Who knew you don't need to have a garden hose for the slide. "Instead of dragging a hose out, we just spray cheap shaving cream on the billboards for hours of sliding fun!" CJ in Colorado  

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>>
 
Semi Trailer Flooring.   This is unused, never installed mixed hardwood trailer flooring.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  The floor boards are 1 1/8" x 12".  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Your trailer flooring makes for great furniture project.  This office desk is my first creation.  More to come!" - Benny

    
Adjustable Posts.  Post: 6" x 6" x 9 1/2'  Foot:  5" x 5" x 3'  L: Atlanta  Click for Pricing>>

Your Ideas:  "Here in the sometimes frozen north, the boat docks at the cabin at the lake has to be taken out of the water for winter. The dock stands on adjustable legs just like this due to the varying depth of the water." - Declan

"Tables in shop areas such as welding tables! The base is big enough to support the weight and height can be adjusted to the project your working on! Would love to have four of them for my own garage! Lots of times there is not always a lot of room, but with the pinned legs you can disassemble when not needed and you can make the top as big or little as you need!" - George McNeley

"They look perfect for standards in an equestrian ring!." - Joan @ Escondido Equestrian Center

 
 
Food Grade Plastic Pallets.  We just got in a bunch of food grade/FDA plastic pallets.  Most pallets are 40" x 48" and 35" x 40".  L: Denver   Pallet Pricing>> 

repurposedPROJECT:  "This is my 'repurposed' dock decking on a private lake.  I think the pallets will last forever and it was 75% less than the cost of marine grade wood.  I have to say that the finished results look very nice and it is sturdy." - Andy Zigan

 
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
   
repurposedEQUIPMENT.  "I thought you guys would like this ship cabin turned lakeside cabin on Lake Erie." - Jim Schuh in South Dakota

Q: Like Jim, have you seen machinery or equipment "repurposed"?  If yes, Send Us Details>>
   
WANTED: empty 275 gal Totes.  Are you a manufacturer or distributor bringing in bulk ingredients in 275 gal totes?  If yes, we are interested in your old totes! Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Us for Details>>
Salt.  Morton TFC H.G. Blending Salt.  Food Grade.  50lb sacks...39,000 lbs total.  Bags are a bit lumpy & clumpy.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

Q: Like with this salt, do you have product or inventory that you'd like out of your warehouse?  If yes, Email Us Details>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  Last week, we sold a pallet to a rancher who is going to blend the salt with vinegar to make a home made weed killer.  Harry, we appreciate your business!
 
waste/basedBUSINESS.  We have formed a marketing partnership with a foam shredding equipment manufacturer.  NOTE:  repurposedMATERIALS is actively seeking opportunities to acquire, partner, or joint venture with companies that have unique, durable niches within the waste-based...eg: re-use, re-manufacturing, re-blending, removal, etc...business marketplace.  Call Damon @ 303.321.1471 or Contact Us>>  

Shredding Machine Client:  The Maldives Islands purchased a shredding machine.  Here is their scenario: Problem #1: Much of their infrastructure on the islands is made with concrete.  If they continue digging and using sand from their islands to make concrete they will eventually not have islands.  Problem #2: As an island nation, they import almost all of their goods.  With all these goods comes loads and loads of packing foam.  Solution:  They purchased the shredding equipment to grind up the foam, and they use the size specific foam the shredder produces as an aggregate substitute in their concrete.  BRILLIANT solution solving 2 problems!!!! 

Q:  Are you a big user of smaller particle foam...like packing peanuts, etc?  If yes, and you'd like to reduce costs and your environmental footprint, this shredder might be for you.  Call Damon @ 303.321.1471 or 
Contact Us for Details>>

 
Rolls of Gasket Rubber.  (NOTE: The blue fabric is protective layers between the black rubber.)  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

Your Ideas:  "Tool box liners." - Sam Chitwood     
    
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repurposedINBOX.   "Your newsletter is really the only newsletter I refrain from moving to the spam folder.  This is because I really like your business idea.  I am a lecturer in the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (www.zhaw.ch), and we teach a course on sustainable management of resources. You business idea is exactly this.  Is there any chance to involve somebody from repurposedMATERIALS in our course? Has this idea already spread to Europe?" - Dominik Refardt in Switzerland REDominik, Yes, we could probably probably do a live webinar with your class or something on our "repurposing" mission/concept!
repurposedSUCCESS  BEFORE:  "I have three roof Double T’s that we just removed during an upgrade at the wastewater plant in Aspen, CO.  The contractor is willing to give them away." - John w/ Aspen Sanitation  AFTER:  All our concrete Double T's got p/u'd yesterday.  They are going to a farm to be used as bridges for circle irrigation systems.  Jim, we appreciated your business!

SHOUT OUT:  John, you're a hero!  You notified us that one of your subcontractors was trying to find a home for something that could be "repurposed"!

Q:  Like John, do you know of materials, product, or equipment that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes, contact Damon 303.321.1471 or 
Email Him>>