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Newsletter June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017     Please FORWARD to a friend or colleague.     SUBSCRIBE

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
Who Are Your Customers??  "Ethan, A while back I ordered fire hose from you to construct a bed for our polar bear. This is a picture of him lounging poolside.  As you can see Tundra thoroughly enjoys it!" - Brenda Kramer w/ the Bronx Zoo in NYC
Fire Hose.  We got a delivery of more fire hose last week.  L: Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia, Denver  Click Here for Hose Sizes and Prices>>
Gym Bleacher Wood.   L: Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia  Click for Species and Prices>> 

repurposedCOUNTERTOP:  "As promised – here are a few more photos of your Bleacher Wood in action!  Attendees loved the counter top.  It was a great conversation starter." Brianna Castillo w/ event marketing company in California
repurposedCARTOON:  "I thought of you guys when I saw this cartoon." - Jackie Valesquez in New Mexico  RE:  Interestingly, Jackie, we think "resourcefulness", which is used in the cartoon, is one of the keys to being a "repurposer"!  Enlarge Cartoon>>
repurposedNEWS.  "Did you see the recent Wall St Journal article (Read Article>>) on the 'repurposing' of retired shipping containers?  Their headline...'Finding Out-of-the-Box Second Lives'...if a fitting tagline for repurposedMATERIALS and your innovative company.  I can't believe the WSJ hasn't featured your company, yet!" - John Thompson in Wisconsin  REJohn, Thx for sending this story.  Yes, operators are standing by waiting for a WSJ reporter to!
Schools Out!!!   Why is that important in the "repurposing" world?  Because, that is when all the demolition and deconstruction projects happen!  We're interested in all kinds of things from Turf, Gym Floors, Bleachers, Roofing Materials, Netting, etc.

Q: Do you have knowledge about school facility projects where materials will be demo'd or removed that could be "repurposed"?  If yes, please forward our info to school officials/contractors, or send us details and we'll follow-up!  
Contact Us>>

Your replies:  "Damon, A high school in New Jersey is replacing the turf field this summer it is in fine shape my daughter plays on it every week for a soccer club." -Robert Messler

"Just to let you know that a school building near Pittsburgh, PA is closing and up for sale.  There might be some 'repurposing' opportunities." - Verle Heyer 

Online EQUIPMENT Auction.  Stuff is available from all 5 of our locations. - Ends Wed, June 7th @ 8pm EST/6pm MST -  L: Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta  Click to Bid>>

NOTE:  We use our online auctions to sell a lot of the materials that are too small in quantity to be featured on the website or in our newsletter.  So, don't miss out! 
CLICK HERE to See ALL Auction Items - Auction Includes:  CONCRETE (1) - CONTAINERS (11) - CONVEYOR BELTING (11) - EQUIPMENT (29) - FABRIC (12) - GLASS (3) - HOSE (24) - INSULATION (8) - LANDSCAPE PAVERS (19) - MISCELLANEOUS (23) - STEEL (33) - TURF (7) - WOOD (20)
T_2317140.JPG  Rockwell Drill Press....READ MORE or BID>>
T_2317160.JPG 60-ton Tripod Jack....READ MORE OR BID>>
T_2317375.JPG  Pallet Racking...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_2317210.JPG  Process Water Filter System...READ MORE OR BID>>
repurposedPRODUCTS see all PRODUCTS>>
Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
NEW COLORS...Used Climbing Rope.  New colors available.  WARNING: These ropes are NOT to be re-used for any life supporting purposes!  Order Online>>

repurposedCUSTOMER "My creative juices flow with all the fun climbing rope colors!  Great prices, too!" - Bill Andrews 
Foundation Form I-Beams.  These are specialty 3" x 8' wooden I-beams originally used in the specialty concrete foundation form business.  L: Atlanta  Make Offer...Email Offer>>
Hardwood "Frame Stock".  We just got in a a truckload of different species...Maple, Hickory, Ash, etc. .. "frame stock" lumber.  L: Philadelphia  Click Here for Pricing>>  
PVC Roofing / Liner.  Several different types of PVC fabric in 5' and 10' rolls.  L: Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia  Click for Pricing>> 

repurposedVISITOR:  "We are roofing company in the Caribbean Islands.  We use PVC materials for roofing on our jobs and sell to others on the island.  I would like to come Philadelphia and inspect material.  Assuming meets my approval I want to make a purchase.  You offer good price." Carlos

Ski Barrier Safety Netting.  This is safety netting from the FIS World Cup Ski circuit.  The orange rolls are 12' wide and pink rolls are 6' wide.  It has 3" squares.  This is awesome netting!!!  Click here for Net Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT: "This netting makes for great netting to make slow feeders for horses.  There are all kinds of advantages to covering hay with netting...they eat slower so they're not bored, it mimics the slow pace of natural grazing, less hay waste, etc." - Julie Eaton in New Mexico

Who Are Our Customers?  "We are interested in building tops using used basketball flooring to replace two table tops that are 50" x 30"." - Jere w/Indianapolis Children's Museum  

Gym Flooring.  L: Denver, Dallas, Philadelphia  Click Here for Pricing>>  
Gym Floor...1-yr-old.  This is an 8,800 Sq Ft gym floor that is just 1 year old.  It hasn't even had it's 1st birthday, yet...LOL!  L: Atlanta.  Click for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  This is the re-install of one of gym floors.  "I am thrilled, Damon.  All told the cost of the floor project, which also included bleachers being refurbished and updated was $86,000; bleachers were half of the cost.  When the school bond failed they had an estimate of $250k from the engineers to redo the floor and bleachers.... so yeah quite a difference buying your used floor and re-installing it!" - David in New York

Carpet Tiles.  BEFORE:  These came from an interior demo project at the Univ of Wisc-Milwaukee.   L: Chicago  Click for Colors and Pricing>>

Q: Do you have carpet tile coming up that you'd like to divert from the landfill.  If yes, we can help!  Contact Us>>
Barrels/Drums.   Click Here for Barrel Styles/Prices>>

repurposedSITING:  "I work for a special event catering company in St. Louis, MO, and we look forward to your newsletters and the ideas you generate for repurposing. I was at a festival this weekend and saw this repurpose in the kids entertainment area, thought I would share the concept with you. They charged $3.00 a ride and it was busy the entire weekend!Patrick Bettis in St Louis

waste-basedENTREPRENEURISUM:  Patrick, this is a great example of what we're calling "waste-based entrepreneurism"....taking waste barrels, modifying them into something that you generate revenue with.  

Media Inquiry "My name is Amanda Sakuma and I am a reporter on assignment for the national magazine/news site The Atlantic. I'm working on a story on 'repurposed' prison and detention centers nationwide, and I am interested in the former correctional facility you have for sale.  I would love to learn more about the project — is Damon Carson available for a brief phone interview some time this week?" Amanda

Former Prison...
For Sale.  60,000 Sq Ft.  Precast concrete construction.  4" water line.  Heavy electric service.  Temporary generator.  L: Brush, CO  Email for Price and Details>>
How We Work.  BEFORE:  "We are in the process of closing down a 65-yr-old industrial net manufacturing business.  Some of the excess inventory that we have on hand include rope, bails of manufactured netting in various sizes, hand tied fall protection nets, partial panels for nets, various hardware ie; rings, hooks,shackles and other items used in the manufacturing process.  I would be happy to entertain any ideas that you would have regarding the final disposition of these items." -Irwin  STATUS:  Irwin accepted our offer, and we've moved 4 truckloads to our Dallas location.  

Cargo Netting.  Multiple sizes available.  (NOTE: We have multiple SKU's of rope and netting. Wholesale pricing available on XL orders!)  L: Dallas
  Click for Sizes and Prices>>
Steel from Demolition.  A project manager with Mortenson Construction, one of the largest contractors in America, referred us to their demolition subcontractor who was demolishing part of a building where there were bar joists and decking being removed.  The PM thought it would be sad to see these perfectly re-usable structural members simply melted down by a metal recycler.  Sal, we appreciate your referral, and your recognition that re-use is always a better play for the environment than recycling.  

Q #1:  Do you have materials you're sending to a recycler that would have a higher/better use if they were "repurposed"?  If yes, Email Details>> 

Q #2:  Do you have a demolition project coming up where maximizing landfill diversion &/or minimizing cost is important?  We might could help!  
Email Details>> 

Joists.  20" x 26'; 28" x 34'; 32" x 40'.  L: Denver  Joist Pricing>>

Roof & Floor Decking.  36" x 20' and 37" x 14' panels.  (NOTE: These are about twice as heavy as normal metal roofing sheets.)  L: Denver  Deck Pricing>>

55 gal Plastic Drums w/ Locking Lids.  These are food grade drums.  (They have not been rinsed so there is a little residue in them.)  And, they are nestable so the shipping is less expensive than normal drums.  This style of drum went fast last time we had them!  300 drums in stock.  $40/drum.  Discounts available on large quantity orders.  L: Denver  >>To order, call Ethan at 303.321.1471>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We sold 40 barrels to a composting company last week.  Victor, we appreciate your business!