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Newsletter July 24, 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
Conveyor Belt...Narrow Widths.  4"-18" widths.  L: Denver, Atlanta, Dallas  Click for Trimming Widths/Lengths>> 

repurposedTIP:  “I live in the Arkansas woods up a big steep hill. I'm interested in purchasing used conveyor belt on my driveway to provide traction and prevent erosion form all the rain runoff that erodes the road all the time. I got the idea from a Penn State road maintenance seminar I attended.” – Donna  Click Here for Penn State article>>

EVA Foam Rubber Sheets Several colors of sheets.  Most sheets around 36" x 36" with some variation.  20,000+ Sq Ft available.  L: Chicago  Email for More Details>> 

repurposedIDEA:  "Your EVA rubber sheets you got from the bowling shoe company would make a fun, whimsical flooring in a preschool area, kids room or in any room for that mater.  This EVA foam rubber is cushiony material that all these floor tiles are cut out of for kids areas and stuff!" - April Henderson in Michigan  
Inquiry from Spain:  "We manufacture and distribute a wide range of high quality hoses for multiple applications in Spain.  I am in charge of overproductions, short lengths hoses, out of specs hoses and trash hoses.  Are you interested in overproductions and/or short length materials." - Miquel  RE: Miquel, send pictures, quantities and details!

Q: Like Miquel, do you have over production, out-of-spec, short lengths, etc of materials?  We are interested! 
 Email Details>>
Funny Miquel should emails about hoses...BEFORE"Our hose distributorship was acquired by a big national company.  They didn't want any of our existing inventory.  Can you help?" - Greg  STATUS:  Greg accepted our offer, and all their hose inventory is up for bid in our online auction. 

AUCTION...Hose Shop Inventory.  All kinds of hoses: air, hydraulic, fuel, concrete, asphalt, etc  Auction Ends Thurs, July 27th -  L: Denver  Click Here to Bid>>

repurposedCLOTHING.  "Damon, I took my staff out for an evening of fun in orchard country just outside Detroit. Many apple orchard places hold hay rides, pumpkin patch - u/pick, cider/donuts and Corn Maze activities.  I have to tell you Zombies dressed in Firemens' suit are fun to shoot with paintball guns.  The suit did cover their $250 protective padded suit that was under the firemen's outfit." - Tony Eckrich  RE: Tony, using old bunker gear at a paint course sounds like a great "repurpose" for decommissioned fire gear.

Q: Like with this Fireman Gear, have you seen uniforms or clothing "repurposed" in 2nd life? 
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WANTED...Glass.  Q:  Do you have any used or obsolete glass you'd like to deal on?  We're interested in any type of glass in larger quantities.  Email Us Details>>

Some of our Past Glass Deals:
1.  Two truckloads (80,000 lbs) of 1" insulated glass in Houston that was tinted the wrong color.  They were going to landfill this glass.
2.  Sports arena in Michigan replaced all their tempered glass from their hockey dasher boards.  We made a deal for the used glass.
3.  300 sheets of 48" x 48" glass panels from a canceled hotel project in Seattle

BEFORE:  "We're an outdoor products manufacturer.  We have six 55 gal drums of concentrated detergent that we used to make our scentless laundry soap for deer hunters.  We discontinued the product line.  We have six unopened drums we want to get rid of." - Danny in Arkansas  STATUS:  Danny accepted our offer, and we now have the detergent for sale.

Q:  Like Danny, do you have obsolete inventory you'd like our of your warehouse?  Contact Damon @ 303.321.1471 or 
Email Damon>>

Detergent.  Qty 6 - 55 gal drums of Calsuds CD-6.  L: Dallas  Click for Details>>

Custer Feldspar 200   L: Dallas  Click for Pricing>>

Zonyl 8740 (stone and masonry sealer)  L: Atlanta  Click for Pricing>>

Sanotracin (hydrogen peroxide-based sporicidal disinfectant)  L: Chicago  Click for Pricing>>

Catalyzed Persulfate (for environmental remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater)  L: Denver  Email for Pricing>>
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Swimming Pool Covers.  Different sizes to choose from.  Order Online>>

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
Inquiry from Italy:  "i wish to know where you find your street sweeper brushes, I'm looking for one in Italy but no one sells them.  Here it's a requested item but no one knows where to find it.  I want it because it can be used as a self brush for animals. Regarding me I have 3 horses and they keep scratching on plants with it probably they'll not destroy them." - Stefano Buzzi 

Street Sweeper Brushes.  L: Denver, Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>

How We Work.  BEFORE:  "We have a pallet of magnets that have a pressure sensitive adhesive on the back.  We used these magnets in kits we made for a large company.  This company provided the magnets to us and they sent us way too many.  The product is no longer on the market and the magnets have been in our shop for over 15 years.   Can you find a home for them?" - Dennis  STATUS:  Dennis accepted our offer, and the magnets are now for sale.

Q:  Like Dennis, do you have obsolete product you'd like out of your warehouse?  We have interest!  
Email Us Details>>

Adhesive-backed Magnets.  There are 30 cartons that contain 1,500 pieces that measure  1 5/8" x 1 3/8" x 1/16" thick.  L: Chicago  Click for Pricing>> 

BEFORE Ford Motor company used 300,000 sq ft of this heavy, re-inforced geotextile material to make a 6 acre temporary parking lot for completed vehicles.  When they were done with it, they called us to keep it out of the landfill.  AFTER:  "I am a builder and developer and with the heavy rain we are getting stuck on many of our jobsites.  Do you have access to any type of materials such as landing mats or geotech type of support for our trucks and vehicles to cross a muddy site?" Tom in Georgia  RE:  Tom, Our heavy duty parking lot fabric might be a solution.

Parking Lot Fabric.  (The thick plastic middle layer is pictured below) L: Atlanta, Chicago, Denver  
Click Here for Pricing>>

Our Customers.  We often get asked, "Who are your customers?"  An exhibit design company bought a bunch of bleacher wood to build a showcase exhibit for their client...the Harlem Globetrotters.  Tim, We appreciate your order! 
Bleacher Wood.  L: Atlanta, Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>
July Sale !!..Guardrail Timbers.  Our guardrail posts are on sale this month.  L: Dallas, Denver  Click for Sale Price>>
Hard-to-Recover Metals.  Do you have waste material that has a % of non-ferrous metal content that is hard to recover?  If yes, we might be able to help!  Lots of these metals have very little, if any, scrap value because the metal is too costly to recover because of adjoining plastics, glass, coatings, adhesives, rubber, laminated films, etc.  Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Us for Details>>

RE:  "Hi Damon, I have a connection in Texas who has an entire load of denim salvage (pant tops with metal) ready to go.  The brass rivets, snaps, zippers, etc are still attached to the denim scraps." - Jeff

Turf Pad Underlayment.  BEFORE:  These interlocking pieces of expanded polypropylene were used as turf underlayment on a football field.  FOR SALE:  The pieces are 1" x 48" x 48".  We have 40,000 Sq Ft of this underlayment.  L: Denver  Click for Pictures and Pricing>>

Forward to a Friend:  Please forward this Turf Pad for anyone you know that has a gymnastics, karate, MMA, etc type facility looking for a little extra padding under their floor!

Highway Overhead Sign Structure.  We just got in an aluminum box truss and a galvanized steel structure for overhead highway signs.  L: Chicago  Click for details>>

repurposedIDEA:  "The aluminum box truss could be a great frame structure for a portable climbing wall.  The lightweight aluminum would make great for towing versus heavier steel." Mike Skladanek  

Reader Feedback.  "Good morning Damon, I love your newsletter and especially how you educate your consumers." Stacy Ames in Massachusetts  RE:  Stacy, thanks for the kind words.  However, the real heroes are all the people who are figuring out innovative ways to "repurpose" the byproducts and waste of industry!
oddEMAIL:  "I have roughly 101,000 lbs (~787 pallets or 17 truckloads) of expired pizza chips which are basically potato chips. The chips are in consumer packaging which is then put into a display case. So that would mean we also have 19,213 cardboard display cases along with 230,556 bags of chips.  It is taking up a huge amount of foot space in my warehouse. Throwing it out in the dumpster will take us at least 2 months of daily pickups with waste management." Matthew in Illinois

:  Interested in a whole lot of free pizza chips at no cost?  
Contact Us>>  (Serious, inquiries only, please)