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Newsletter July 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>>
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In this Edition Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia
Cinnamon Fragrance.  BEFORE: "We are a fragrance company and we have a dozen drums of Methyl Cinnamate (aka: Cinnamon).  This material has polymerized (it's now lumpy) and cannot be used in regular fragrance production.  It continues to have a very strong cinnamon odor." - Howell STATUSHowell accepted our offer, and we now have the cinnamon fragrance for sale.  L:  Philadelphia  Email for Details>>

Q #1:  How can this lumpy cinnamon fragrance be "repurposed"?  Submit Ideas>>

Q #2:  Like Howell, do you have obsolete, off-spec, out-of-date ingredients that could be "repurposed"?  If yes, Email Details>>
       
BEFORE: "I have 41 spools of new, unused 3/8" guy wire.  We build huge concrete water tanks.  We add this wire inside the concrete forms to add strength.  We never splice the wire.  So, when there isn't enough wire left on the spool to do a complete loop, we scrap the remaining guy wire.  Seems wasteful I know, but that is the way we do it.  With this particular tank the remnants happen to be about 500' per spool." - Aaron  RE: Aaron, thanks for contacting us.  Certainly you could have sent this to the scrap metal company, but re-use/"repurposing" is definitely a higher and better use of this wire.

3/8" Guy Wire.  L: Philadelphia  
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24' Columns/Pillars.  We sold our bridge crane in Dallas last week.  (Thanks for your business, Mark!)  However, Mark didn't want the six pillars.  So, these are, well, "leftovers".  These are 36" diameter x 24' tall.  Qty: 6.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>
      
AUCTION...Hose Shop Inventory.  All kinds of hoses: air, hydraulic, fuel, concrete, asphalt, etc  Auction Ends Tonight at 8pm EST; 5pm PST -  L: Denver  Click Here to Bid>>
    
Business Referral.  "Hi Damon – The Scrap Exchange in Durham, North Carolina, has been a favorite of mine for several years.  Their new Reuse Arts District project sounds fascinating. Might be a customer for some of your construction type stuff.  Home page - http://scrapexchange.org/Gail Griwold
      
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Parking Lot Fabric.  L: Denver, Atlanta, Chicago  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Volunteers who are Friends of Lee State Park in South Carolina.  (Public park using volunteers and staff)  I got a grant last year for trail improvement, and we installed some geotextile. Your Parking Lot Fabric is much cheaper.  The gravel is chunky and very difficult to walk on.  Unshod horses hate it.  (Think about walking barefoot on sharp rocks...) Another benefit is trail stabilization.  We plan to use more of it in boggy places." Marsha Hewitt RE: Marsha, awesome "repurpose" project.  Thx for sending all the project photos!

 
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>>
 
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>>
 
BEFORE"I have some granite slabs from old measuring equipment and gauge work.  Can you help me find them a home?" Cynette w/ General Motors Corp  STATUSCynette accepted our offer, and we now have they granite slaps for sale.

Granite Surface Plates.  Several different sizes...eg: 2" x 16" x 20" up to 12" x 44" 87" weighing 4,500 lbs...of these granite slabs  L: Philadelphia  Click for Details>>

repurposedIDEA:  "I'm thinking about getting a couple of these and sawing them into granite curbs like you see in New York City." - Alvin Roberts in Maryland

       
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

    
Steel Cable.  L: Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  David Mauriello sent us this great "how to" video for making a backyard suspension bridge.  Watch Video>>  

Convault Concrete Tank.  Used 2,000 gal tank.  L: Atlanta  Click for Tank Pricing>>

PLS:  These Convault tanks are very popular anywhere they have big, emergency generators...hospitals, water/wastewater facilities, etc.  PLEASE forward this opportunity to any contacts you may have in these industries!! 

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

     
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>>

          
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
   
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>>
lastEDITION
Success!  We sold our wheel washer to company in Washington.  Russell, we appreciate your business.

ANDJason we just put your $2,000 check in the mail as a thank you for the referral to Russell

    
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

Your Ideas
:  "Great for ranches to use as a storage pit for stall shavings. It would stand up to tractors in and out, scraping from the tractor bucket and wouldn't allow the shavings to absorb moisture from the ground." - Kristin Campbell

"Drag line buckets." - Kris

"Counter sink them into the ground for impromptu skate board riding??" - Jody

"I see a swim ap training pool. Run pumps on one side to create flow and filtration on the other side, enclosed with side walls to hide it." - Matthew Renaud

             
Love Mail.  "Love what you guys are doing.  Totally makes sense.  I can't TELL you how many times I've watch perfectly good equipment either go to the dump or some scrapper that's only looking for metal... regardless of its potential as 'repurposed'." -Sabin Martin in Indiana