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Newsletter June 15, 2017

June 15, 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>>   
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Billboard Vinyls.  Order Online>>

NOTE:  The first cutting of hay across the country is getting swathed and baled across the country right now.  Hay farmers and ranchers are placing their orders. 
Surplus Rubber...Bowling Shoe Soles.  BEFORE:  "I have sold my bowling shoe manufacturing business and am now cleaning out a building so it can be sold. Lots of surplus rubber sheets we cut shoe soles out of. The sheets are mostly EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate)." Jeff   AFTER:  Jeff accepted our offer, and we know have a bunch for sale!

Q: Like Jeff, are you moving, selling your business, or for any other reason have surplus/excess inventory or equipment you want to deal on?
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EVA 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>> 

Q: We know nothing about the different uses for EVA rubber.  So, how could these EVA sheets of rubber be "repurposed"?  Any tidbits, advice, suggestions would be appreciated!  Submit Ideas>>

Military Cargo Parachutes.  35' and 100' diameter chutes available.  (Only two 100' chutes left.)  Order Online>> 

repurposedPROJECT:  This is the stage at the American Players Theater in Spring Green, WI covered by a massive parachute to keep the hot summer sun off the actors and actresses.

repurposedARMY.  "Wanted to let you know I continue to share your 'repurposing" business concept with the industries we do business with daily.  The stories in the email newsletter frequently triggers an idea about a company or organization I know of who should know about what you do.  I am such a fan of what you are doing that I think you deserve all of the free advertising you can get!  What you guys are doing seems like what we should all be trying to do, for the planet, for the future, and for basic, common-sense reasons of making good use of perfectly good stuff." - Reid Kruger in Missouri  REReid, we are humbled by your efforts!
Vintage Factory Flooring.  We just got in 1,200 SF of retro, cool flooring out of warehouse in South Carolina. L: Atlanta  Click Here for Pricing>>

Truck Accident These rolls of rubber were involved in a truck accident on the way to a factory where they were going to be die cut into diaphragms for truck air brakes.  The customer rejected the whole load.  Really!?!  How bad can you hurt rolls of rubber?  Anyway, these brand new rolls of 1/8" x 56" x about 150' are available for sale.  (NOTE: The blue fabric is protective layers between the black rubber.)  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

Your Ideas:  "Tool box liners." - Sam Chitwood

"You need to find a manufacturer making gaskets, seals, pads, cushions, etc.  This would be very sought after by them.  You just need to find who is cutting 1/8" thick rubber parts." Jack Bishop

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Semi Trailer Flooring.   This is brand new, never installed hardwood trailer flooring.  The floor boards are 1" x 12" x 8' w/ ship lap edges.  L: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, Dallas, Chicago  Click Here for Trailer Wood Pricing>>  

repurposedCUSTOMER:  In progress photos from a trailer flooring wall treatment project in Nebraska.  Travis, thanks for sending pictures.


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 
Guardrail Timbers.  These are the timbers that hold up the guardrails on our highways and byways.  These are treated timbers that measure 6" x 8" x 72".  L: Denver, Dallas  Click Here for Guardrail Timber Pricing>>

customerIDEA:  "You should sell the Guardrail Posts for an industrial-sized round of Jenga!" - Todd in 
Rhode Island
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>>  
Polypropylene Felt.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

backSTORY: This aviation equipment manufacturer imports this non-woven, needle punched, 100% polypropylene felt from Germany.  A certain % doesn't meet their demanding tolerances. 

repurposedIDEA #1"We are a tree farm and we buy felt pieces to wrap the trunks of our trees to protect them in shipping." - Greg

repurposedIDEA #2"We are a commercial acoustical fabric wall panel contractor and this fabric could possibly be utilized." Terry

Parking Lot Fabric.  L: Atlanta, Denver, Chicago  Click for Pricing>>  

BEFORE:  This was heavy fabric used as a temporary parking lot by Ford Motor Co. for new car inventory.  AFTER:  NASA-funded group purchased 4,500 Sq Ft of Parking Lot Fabric that they're going to install to serve as landing pads for drones.  Michael, we appreciate your business! 
Pop Quiz.  Below are pictures from a firewood supply business.  Question: Can you name the things that are "repurposed" in their operation in these two pictures?  Answers There are two "repurposes" in these pictures: 1) the steel cages holding the fire wood are the cages off of 275 gal totes, 2) The carts with the blue curtains are former baggage carts from an airport.
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!  
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Your replies:  "Our school is doing a referendum vote in Sept and if it passes we will be replacing the football field's aluminum bleachers that seat about about 700-800.  Do you do salvage in NJ area?  I am on the school board so want to find out a bit more about how this works to see if this may be something that we present to the BOE as an option for us to consider." Julie
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* A.C.E.  This acronym stands for AttributesCharacteristicsEngineering.  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?