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Newsletter June 26 2016

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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>>
In this Edition… Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia

Customer Appreciation.  Already this morning a 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!   

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

How Can It Be "repurposed"?  BEFORE:  We got in about 150 of these non-working plastic beer kegs from a brewery in California.  They are 9" x 23".  About 1/3 are red in color and the other 2/3 are black.  STATUS:  These are for sale.  Contact Us for Pricing>>

Q:  How can these plastic beer kegs be "repurposed"?  Submit Ideas>>

repurposedIDEA "Your plastic kegs would make great floats or buoys for different marine applications!  Oh, and your steel cable would work well to string the buoy kegs together, too!" - Henry in Florida


Concrete Barriers.  We have a new pile of 12' long concrete highway barriers we're selling out of in San Francisco.  (The style pictured below are the barriers in CA)  L: Charlotte, Philadelphia, San Francisco    Click Here for Pricing>>   

ourSTORY.  BEFORE:  Skeletons from Heel Washers   "Hey Damon, We punch 'heel washers' for show manufacturer.  Attached are pictures of our very long skeletons.  The skeleton is 4 1/2” wide, .03" thick, and the holes are 5/16".  We have about 67,800 linear feet of this skeleton."  - Chris   AFTER:  These heel washer skeletons "repurposed" as a riser on a commercial staircase.   

Q: Do you have some type of steel, plastic, etc...leftover from your manufacturing process that would be a good candidate for "repurposing"?  Send Details>>

repurposedSECRET.  To be able to find a 2nd, unrelated industry that can "repurpose" materials that are obsolete to the primary industry, it takes a huge and very diverse audience.  Farmers and Ranchers are just one of many industries that are great at "repurposing" used materials!  As evidence of that, Quarter Horse Newsmagazine wrote a very nice article about us and our "repurposing" efforts in their last issue.  Email Us for Copy of the Article>>


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Bleacher Wood...Doug Fir.  We have Doug Fir bleachers.  L: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago  Click for Prices and Sizes>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  The last time we had a large quantity of Douglas Fir bleacher wood our customer was a contractor who builds out the retail stores for Nike shoes. 


Mop Down Rolls.  We just got in a truckload of mop down rolls.  These are used in the flat roof tar process.  L: Atlanta, Chicago  Click Here for Pricing>> 

Window Wells.  L: Denver  Email Us for Sizes and Pricing>>

Fire Hose.  We got a delivery of more fire hose last week.  So, we have quite a variety to choose from!  L: Chi, Atl, DFW, Phi, Den  Click Here for Hose Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedSMARTS:  "When I was in the Navy, we used old Fire Hoses as 'chafe guards' for various lines from ship to shore including our power cord, our water line and our mooring lines.  Anything that would get rubbed from the ships constant motion with respect to the dock."  -Clinton.   Clinton, we love it.

"As a former football coach we used fire hose to teach our lineman their spacing, and for the running backs to understand where the running lanes were for each play." - Frank Canepa

Q:  Do you have a industrial "repurpose" you've seen that intrigued or seemed just plain smart?
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Gym Floor --> Office Partitions.  These are Round #2 process photos from a Florida design firm that is "repurposing" Gym Floor wood to build office cubicles.  The high-end design firm wouldn't settle for cracker box office dividers from Herman Miller.  But, then what would you expect from a design firm founded by Walt Disney Imagineering alumni whose biggest client guessed it...Disney. Tom, we appreciate your business and your creativity!

Gym Floor.  L: Chi, Phi, DFW, Den
  Click for Pricing>>

Conveyor Belting.  L: Chi, Atl, DFW, Phi, Den  Email for prices and sizes>>

repurposedSMARTS:  "Damon, We were visiting Yellowstone Nat'l Park last week.  I thought of you when I saw this old conveyor belting rolled out across a freshly seal coated parking lot.  It was awfully nice not have to walk in the sticky, gunky coating!"  - Tim Schuh  


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>>

WANTED:  Do you have an industrial property(s) with environmental problems?  If so, would you like to sell the property and transfer the liability headaches on to another party?  If "yes" to both, we're interested in talking to you.  Please, Contact Us>>

RE“Damon:  I manage environmental clean-up sites for a power company.  I’ve got one 300 acre parcel that we bought back in 1973 (for a power plant expansion that never happened) from a major oil company.  They discharged at least 250,000 tons of waste sediment (a mix of carbon black with hydrocarbons, PAH’s, and metals).  We’re now sitting on this surplus property that has a significant clean-up liability. You asked for problem properties, this definitely fits.  Feel free to give me a call if you have any interest." - Bob


interestingTIDBIT.  "Hey Damon, One of the buyers of 'whiskers' (the shavings coming from when we grind a point on a nail) is music speaker manufacturers.  They add the 'whiskers' to the bottom of the speaker cabinets as ballast so they don't tip over.  A drum of nails weighs about 700 lbs by contrast a drum of nail 'whiskers' weighs about 2,000 lbs." - Chad   

Q #1: Do you know of other interesting "repurposes" for shavings or turnings or "whiskers"?  
Email Ideas>>

Q #2: Do you have shavings or turnings waste that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes, Email Details>>

realHEROES:   Speaking of heroes, we have four real life heroes...Military working for repurposedMATERIALS!  MarkChrisJames, and Jesus, we appreciate your service to our country!  Hiring a veteran is just career "repurposing"!

newsletterFEEDBACK:  "Hi Damon, The concept behind your 'repurposing' operation is great, and I really enjoy the ‘imagination wandering’ your newsletter facilitates. I also lead a community organization that builds and maintains hiking and biking trails through a local forest so I’m always on the lookout for fresh ideas about how to re-use materials in unique ways. Keep up the good work!" - Joseph Freund  REJoseph, thanks for the kind words.  For sure, our innovative and resourceful customers are thereal heroes of the story!

ourCUSTOMERS.  We always say our customers are very resourceful.  That includes figuring out how to take home a bunk of insulation when you don't have a pickup.   Yes, insulation comes in by the semi load and leaves by the Subaru load...LOL!

Rigid Insulation.  L: Chi, Atl, Den, DFW   Click Here for Insulation Pricing>>

SOLD... BEFORE: "Would you be interested in white tent tops?  The tents tops are the following sizes: 5 - 20' x 20', 1 - 15' x 15', 1 - 10' x 20'. The have some age on them and they may have small pin holes in them but overall in fair condition." - Chris Quillen  AFTER:  ThePhiladelphia Parks & Recreation department bought all 7 tops.  Peggy, we appreciate your business!

Q:  Like Chris, do you have used or surplus materials that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  
Email Details>>

repurposedARTISAN.  "I saw your recycled tires turned in to 'yard art alligators' and it made me think of a photo that I have of how one person in the United Kingdom recycles old rubber boots known as 'Wellingtons' or 'Wellies'.  I thought that you might get a laugh out of this one." - Mark in Oregon


environmentallyCHALLENGED:  Do you have an industrial property(s) with environmental liabilities that you'd like off your mind or off your books?  If "yes" to either, we're interested in talking to you.  Please, Contact Us>>

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

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Atlanta Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 4445 Wendell Dr SW  Atlanta, GA 30336

Chicago Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 100 S Spruce St  Manteno, IL 60950 

Dallas Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 5703 Crawford Ln E, Forest Hills, TX 76119

Denver Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 10220 Brighton Rd, Unit 7  Henderson, CO 80640

Philadelphia Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 1101 E 7th St  Wilmington, DE 19810
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