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Newsletter, July 7 2016




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re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a 2nd, unrelated industry.  WATCH "repurposing" Video Introduction>>


Today's Edition… ( Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia 


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




BIG BEAR, little bear...BIG CONVEYOR, little conveyor.  We just got in the biggest roll of conveyor belting ever...54" x 1,446'.  It stand 9' tall, it is a 1/4 mile long, and weighs 33,000 lbs.  Oh, and BTW, the baby roll is a mere 48" x 463' weighing 9,000 lbs.  L: Philadelphia  Click Here for Belt Pricing>>



breakUP...Steel Mezzanine.  Well, we've sold about 1/3 of the 40,000+ sq ft steel mezzanine.  We're now going to break up the mezzanine and sell the two individual components...I-Beams and Adjustable Posts.  

Steel I-Beams.  L: Atlanta  Email for Dimensions & Pricing>>


Adjustable Posts.  L: Atlanta  Email for Dimensions & Pricing>>

Q: How could these adjustable legs be "repurposed"?  Submit Ideas>>



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 Nevada






companyBONEYARD - Q:  What do you have in your "boneyard" that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  Contact Us>>



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

repurposedPROJECT:  Last week we sold a 500'+ of used conveyor belting to the demolition company that is imploding the Hells Canyon Bridge in Arizona.  They are going to wrap the areas where they install the explosive charges with the conveyor belt to prevent shrapnel from projecting out when they denote the explosives.  Pretty ingenius!!  Patrick, we appreciate your business!

Q:  Do you have an upcoming demolition project that might have items that could/should be salvaged?  Email Us>>


Stone.  We just got in a two semi loads of beautiful reddish sandstone that came off a historic Colorado building.   L: Denver   Stone Pricing>>  


Bridge Joists.  8' x 80' @ 40,000 lbs /each  L: Manitoba   Email for Pics & Pricing>>

Q: Any "repurpose" ideas for these massive steel joists?  Submit Ideas>>



Barge Tanks.  These are five massive floating tanks (Concrete Barges are 65' x 77' x 12.5'; Steel Tanks are 61' dia x 33' tall; 840,000 gal capacity/barge).  These are designed to be floated into a body of water.  You then fill the barges with water and the barges sink and rest on the bottom for a semi-permanent tank installation.  L: Gulf Coast  Contact Us for Drawings and Pricing>>

Engineer #1:  "For such facilities that are located on navigable waterways, these big barge tanks might be the answer to adding capacity for supplementary treatment where there is no additional land available to build new tanks." - Robert

Engineer #2:  "There are many wastewater treatment plants (wwtp's) that are overwhelmed by influent during periods of rain or snow melt, often referred to as inflow and infiltration (I&I).  The quickest way to deal with that is to build an equalization basin (a pond to hold the incoming water), until such time as you can "bleed" it back into the treatment flow.  Your concrete barge tanks would eliminate the need to build the EQ basin where there is no land to do so and would be temporary storage!" - Scott A. Strahley


Hockey Glass.  We just helped a hockey equipment company keep a semi load of glass out of the landfill!  This is 1/2" and 5/8" thick glass leftover from different projects.  The majority of the glass is new, unused.  L: Chicago  Glass Sizes & Pricing>>

repurposedIDEA:  "We might be interested in some sheets for see through cages at our zoo." - Alex in Florida  


Flameless, Portable Heaters.  But there could be other options for these units.  Make/Model: Therm Dynamics 600DR  L: Denver  Contact Us for Details & Pricing>>


N4X Polycarbonate Enclosures.  These are waterproof boxes made to house electronics.  Mftg by  Qty 996 – 17" x 15" x 9"; Qty 418 – 20" x 16" x 7" L: Denver  Contact Us for Pricing>>



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

repurposedINQUIRY:  "We're looking at your tank to store fuel for our medical helicopter." - Cheryl in Arkansas  






 RR Tanker Car --> "World's Tallest" Water Slide:  "Constructed from the sections of old railroad tank cars that were cut, blasted, welded and ultimately bolted together to form the central column of the Verruckt waterslide at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas.  The structure is 17 stories tall." – Civil Engineering magazine  Watch Video of Verruckt>>

TO:  Schlitterbahn owners, management, architects, and engineers  
BODY:  Thank you for choosing to "repurpose" rather than purchasing new pipe!  I bet your shareholders are happy too, as "repurposing" probably saved big $$$ on this project!  Sincerely, repurposedMATERIALS



The Rest of the Story.  BEFORE:  A restaurant chain wanted to keep their giant, oversize menu out of the landfill at the conclusion of their event marketing campaign.  They asked if we could help!  Of course they asked us, what other company in America is dumb enough to try to keep a 7' x 11' interactive book out of the dump...LOL!!!  AFTER:  We are happy to report that Orr Family Farms in Oklahoma City are going to give the menu a 2nd Life.  They are going to re-skin the book with the anti-bullying character Mr Spookley and install it in their fall festival at OKC's largest corn maze and pumpkin patch venue.  Tom, we appreciate your business and your creativity!  AND:  To quote the late/great Paul Harvey..."And, now, you know the rest of the story!" 

Q: Do you have idle props, equipment, machinery that you'd like to see given a 2nd Life?  If yes, Send Details>>




Chicago Property...WANTED.  Our lease is soon to expire at our current Chicagoland property.  We are looking for another warehouse/yard to call home.  We're looking for 15,000-30,000 SF of warehouse and 1-2 acres of outside storage.  (The picture below is a picture of our yard in Denver for reference)

Q: Do you know of a property in Chicagoland that might fit our needs that is available to lease?  If you know of a property, a developer, a realtor, etc, contact Dan Creacy 303.321.1471 or Email Dan>>



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>>






Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  




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>>




* A.C.E.  This acronym stands for Attributes, Characteristics, Engineering.  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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Chicago Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 100 S Spruce St  Manteno, IL 60950 
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