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Newsletter June 30 2016

June 28, 2016     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

repurposedENGINEERING:  We love our customers and their resourceful smarts.  Jay, a composer in Spokane, WA, purchased a bunch of our narrow conveyor belting.  He is building a recording studio.  His contractor told him to use conveyor belting on the ends of the studs when framing to make it free floating framing. This he said will cut down on the rumble from the music vibration in the walls. Great Idea!!!  

Narrow Conveyor Belting.  L: Denver, Dallas  
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repurposedINQUIRY:  Speaking of music and drums..."I have 120,000 Hickory wood dowels on 20 pallets. These are 'outs' from drumstick blanks.  They measure 0.75” in diameter and 18.5” in length.  Because they are 'outs', they can have some discoloration and some tight sound knots." - Eli 

Q #1: What would be some "repurposes" for dowels of this size made of Hickory?  
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Q #2: Like Eli, do you have any surplus or off-spec product or inventory that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  Email Details>>

ourSTORY:  BEFORE:  We teamed on a City of Jacksonville, FL job with int'l design-build leader Haskell and Orion Marine Group to divert a portion of the lumber from the demolition of the public Southbank Riverwalk on the banks of the St Johns River.  AFTER:  This is a truckload of the treated wood that just arrived at a gun range in Louisiana.  They are using the timbers to build heavy duty privacy walls.  George, we appreciate your business, and I bet your gun club members appreciate you purchasing used lumber to keep costs low! 

Pressure Treated Timbers.  We have treated 3" x 7" lumber, 12" x 12" timbers.  L: Atlanta, Denver
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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>>

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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia

Turf.  L: Den, Chi, Atl  Click Here for Turf Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "This 3 story heavy timber loft style building was erected in 1863 and has had many lives, surviving the Chicago fire for one.  It sits on the edge of downtown where this view of the beautiful Chicago skyline can be seen.  You can see the raised bed gardens where we are growing organic vegetables and flowers. While the roof has always been great for 'stealing' some outside space in the city- the addition of your Turf has made it all usable and so beautiful.  The Turf even protects the roof and helps stabilize water run off.  We are thrilled!!!" - R.S. in Chicago 

Fiberglass Utility Poles.  We have 200+ utility poles made by   The poles range from 30'-45' in length.  L: Dallas  Email for Inventory & Pricing>>

Gym Floor.  We just got in the home basketball floor of the Univ of Arizona Wildcats.  There are two cool things about this floor: 1) obviously, it is the floor of a well known team; 2) The floor has already been separated and de-nailed. Q: Do you know any Wildcats alumni?  If yes, please forward this opportunity.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  Dennis, in Texas, we appreciate your order.  We can't wait to see pictures after you install this gym flooring in your tree house project!


Filter Cloth.  These are very tough, strong filter cloths (6' x 10') from the beverage press process...think apple juice.  L: Denver   Filter Cloth pricing>> 

repurposedPROJECT: "I have used filter clothes for years as game bags. They are very strong, allow air in to cool meat, can be layed out flat to wrap up the meat easier and carried easily. They are washed and reused year after year. Happy hunting!" - Dennis Zanto


Rubber Rolls.  New, unused rolls are 1/8" x 56" x 100-200'.  (NOTE: The blue fabric is protective layers between the black rubber.)  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedIDEA:  "I'm going to do some measuring.  This 1/8" rubber would make a great irrigation ditch liner to keep from losing so much water to the ground.  And heck, the blue fabric will just protect it from the sun a few more years." - Bill Adams in Utah

Billboard Vinyls.  L: Den, Chi, Atl.  Click for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedCUSTOMER.  "At our paint facility, we use the recycled billboard vinyl to 'skin' our framed buildings and bunkers for players to use as cover. This helps the buildings be lighter and more modular than plywood (not to mention cheaper!), and because the vinyl has some flex to it, the bunkers stay cleaner than if every paintball broke upon impact." -Steven James


Wire Panels.  BEFORE:  These wire panels were manufactured to install on the outside of large commercial air conditioners to keep balls, birds, etc. out.  AFTER:  We just sold 9 panels to a cat lover building a "catuary".  Jeanne, we appreciate your business!  L: Chicago & Denver   Click for Sizes and Prices of Wire Panels>>

brownfieldOPPORTUNITY.  We have available a 10 acre infill site in the major college town of Lubbock, TX...home of Texas Tech University.  This 10 acre site was an unpermitted landfill back in the 1950's-60's.  The properties on all sides of the 10 acre site have been completely built out.    Email us for more Information>>
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 parcel that we bought back in 1973 (for a power plant expansion that never happened) from 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


businessFUNNY.  "Damon, I saw a bumper sticker like this stuck to a file cabinet in the office of one of our customers.  I thought you'd appreciate it!" - John Noland  RE: We love it!  Remember, those who buy Used vs. New during booms don't have to pray this prayer during the downturns!!!


Insurance & "repurposing".  Damon spoke at an insurance conference last week.  It is funny how many different industries want to know more about our mission/concept of "repurposing".   Q: Do you have an upcoming conference or event where attendees would like to hear about "repurposing"?  Click on this link to learn more about Damon's presentations.  Presentation Details>>

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>>

Best "repurposing" Dad.  In honor of Father's Day coming up, we thought we'd have a little competition.  Who has done the coolest "repurpose" project for the kids?  If you have someone you'd like to have considered, please send photos and details of the project.  Email Us>>

Candidate #2:  Steven Rinaldi in New Jersey "repurposed" conveyor belt as a pitching mat for his softball playing daughter to practice in the backyard!  Conveyor Belt.  L: Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta  Click for Pricing>>

smallWORLD.  "Your name, repurposedMATERIALS, came up today in a meeting in Atlanta.  TheGeorgia World Congress Center is one of our clients.  During our monthly sustainability meeting I mentioned your company.  They already knew all about you!" Lorraine

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

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