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Newsletter July 6, 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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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

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

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>>
repurposedROLODEX:  "We have pioneered a geo-synthetic aggregate confinement technology.  Geo-cylinders offer a quantum leap in strength, scalability and economy for crushed stone and aggregate materials confinement systems.  Our geo-cylinder is manufactured by removing both sidewalls from a waste auto tire.  The tire-derived-geo-cylinder is low cost and high-strength, an unbeatable combination." - Sam w/   RE: Sam, thanks for sharing.  What a wonderful combination of engineering and waste tires!

Q:  Like Sam's company, does your company repair, upgrade, restore, overhaul, recondition, cleanup assets or materials that industry is discarding to increase their value?  We are building our Rolodex of companies that add value to castoffs of Corporate America.   If yes, we’d like to hear from you!  Call Damon @ 303.321.1471 or 
Email Damon>>

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 (, 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!
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  

Semi Trailer Flooring.   This is unused, never installed mixed hardwood trailer flooring.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  We're starting to have buyers using it for architectural applications.  If you want a truly unique flooring, this is it!  The floor boards are 1 1/8" x 12".  NOTE: (Picture far right) We treated a section of the mixed hardwood planking with Eco Treatment -  This produced a stunning silvery, weathered patina.  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver  Click for Pricing>>
  Landa pressure washer.  L: Philadelphia  Email for pricing>>
  Generac Generator.  36 KW.  763 Hours.  L: Denver Email for pricing>>
   Nordson Horizon 400 powder coating system   L: Atlanta  Click for Pricing>>
  Roller Coater and Modular Drying System  L: Atlanta  Click for Pricing>>
Propane Tanks.   Now in stock...250 gal, 500 gal, & 1,000 gal propane tanks.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pricing>> 

repurposedPROJECT:  "With the propane tanks with no data tags on them, we build snow plows for tractors and skid steers out of them." Ben Franger

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>>

repurposedPROJECT "This is the first home sustainable (modified Keyhole) garden I built with air conditioner wire panels that I purchased from you guys last year.  The keyhole garden was originally developed for sub-Saharan Africa as a sustainable method for feeding families in difficult farming environments. We will see how well it works in Olathe, KS.  I love what you guys are doing – keep up the good work!" -Joe Waxse in Kansas

BEFORE:  "Damon, Michigan State University is working with us on plans for replacing their synthetic turf at their Ralph Young Field, used for Field Hockey.  As you probably know, field hockey turf is shorter and its fibers stand up.  This field is 80,000 sq ft.  Perhaps this removed turf could be re-used for field hockey or some indoor events." - Dan  AFTER:  Dan accepted our offer, and we now have field hockey turf in 3 of our locations.

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

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>>
Concrete Pumping Hose.  We did a deal for a rubber hose shop's inventory.  It included multiple rolls of this 800 psi pumping hose.  There are about 30 rolls.  If they avg 50', then we'd have a minimum of 1,500'.  We'd rather make someone a good deal on all rather taking the time to inventory each individual hose.  L: Denver  EMail 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 re-use, re-manufacturing, re-blending, removal, 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 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>>

Composite Lumber.  We just took in a truckload of these 1/2" x 11 1/4" x 12' panels.  They come in 6 colors  L: Atlanta  Click 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>>
repurposedINQUIRY "We’re looking for a collapsible tank to store irrigation water from either wells or ditches for our citrus tree operations.  How many of these do you have?" - Jeff w/ Consolidated Citrus
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Steel Beams.  We have a large quantity of used 15' I-beams available.  These beams were salvaged from a structure so they do have a few holes drilled and a few flanges from their previous life.  L: Atlanta  Click for Quantities and Prices of I-Beams>>

repurposedINQUIRY:  "I'm thinking of using these beams to create roofed enclosures at our lumber yard." - Roy Don Williams in Alabama

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     
repurposedCONSULTING  "We’d like to extend an invitation to you to join in this significant NextGen Agribusiness conversation.  Your input on waste management issues as a green business would be a value add to the National Western Center Strategy.  Late last year, OED and AECOM compiled a report that identifies emerging opportunities in ag, technology, innovation and research industries.  It provides us with next steps to enhance job growth in/around the National Western Center." Peggy Severson  RE: Peggy, thanks for the invitation.  We'd be happy to participate.  We have gained lots of insights in our years of "repurposing" that may be of value!
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>>