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Newsletter June 9 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>>
Equipment Edition… ( Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia 

Real Estate + Equipment.  PROBLEM:  There are many waste water treatment facilities that are landlocked and can't expand.  SOLUTION ??:  "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  Q: OK, all you waste water experts and engineer-types, could these tanks be a solution to landlocked treatment facilities on navigable waterways per Robert's suggestion?  Email Feedback>>

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>>

Stainless Steel Grates.  We just took in 750 of these grates  They are 13 1/2" x 25 1/2".  They come 25 grates per box.  L: Atlanta  Click Here for Pricing>> 

wellSAID.  "There’s not a commodity market for the things we have to sell; there’s not just some broker you can call to sell it – you’ve got to get creative finding someone who can use it.” Don Matsch, Mgr of the CHaRM hard-to-recycle facility in Boulder, CO.  REDon, Having had to find 2nd homes for streetlight poles, pedestrian bridges, hockey dasher boards, etc, we know the feeling...LOL! 

185' Box Truss.  BEFORE:  This is a 5' x 5' x 185' box truss designed to carry vital, active utility lines over a major inner city construction project.  The truss was designed for this temporary application.  "Damon, our job is going to be over in the next few months.  Is there a possible 'repurpose' for this truss other than simply cutting it up for scrap metal?" - Chris   RE:  Chris, we appreciate your efforts to want to find a Higher & Better Use for this steel structure!  BTW, Chris was referred to us by one of his colleagues who thought we could help!

Q: How could this 5' x 5' x 185' box truss designed for dead loads of 90 lbs per linear foot?  
Submit Ideas>>

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

PLS:  These Convault tanks are very popular anywhere they have big, emergency generators...hospitals, water/wastewater facilities, etc.  PLEASE forward this opportunity to any contacts you may have in these industries!!


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>>

oilfieldCASAULTY.  Sometimes equipment becomes obsolete because of an economic downturn.  Such is the case with these two portable, flameless heater units we have for sale.  They came out of the oil patch, but there are all kinds of industries that need portable heaters.  But there could be other options for these units.  Make/Model: Therm Dynamics 600DR  L: Denver  Contact Us for Details & Pricing>>

REMEMBER, you always want to evaluate an assets Attributes, Characteristics, andEngineering (A,C,E) to determine the highest and best use.  In the case of these heaters, the units are "flameless".  To get "flameless" they have special Caterpillar diesel engines that have no exposed combustion.  These type of special engines are sought after, for example, by the marine industry for large vessels that want to minimize fire risk.  Q: So, is it of greater value to keep it as a heater or to break it apart and sell the diesel engine?  

Q: Do you have surplus inventory or equipment that you'd like to deal on?  Email Us Details>>


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>>

Q: How can this thick, tempered glass be "repurposed"?  Submit Ideas>>

Street Luminaires.  We just got in a bunch of used street luminaires.  L: Chicago  Click Here for Specs & Pricing>> 

Roller Conveyor.  We just did a deal on a Bass Pro Shops roller conveyor system.  This system is for sale.  L: Atlanta  Click Here for Details>>

Q: Do you have any idle or surplus material handling equipment...pallet racking, conveyors, forklifts,'d like to deal on?  If yes, Email Us Details>>

How We Work?  BEFORE:  "We have brand new, unused N4X polycarbonate enclosures that we don't use anymore.  It seems like there ought to be a higher and better use than recycling.  Are you interested?" Tim  UPDATE:  We made Tim an offer, and we now have these boxes for sale!  BTW, Karl thanks for referring Tim to us, and yes, thanks for not simply tossing something out to be melted down that has value "as is"! 

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>>

Q #1: Do you have surplus inventory or equipment that you'd like to deal on?  Email Us Details>>

Q #2: Any "repurpose" ideas for these waterproof boxes?  Submit Ideas>>

"On golf courses to hold score cards, food items." - Paul

"These would be great for geocaching and/or field notebook storage." - Chad

"A 'Disaster Box' to protect important papers, currency, etc. in case of disaster. Specifically, home destruction and floodings." - Ken Arnold

"These would be ideal for some solar farm installations.  Now that would be the ultimate environmental win...renewable energy made possible in part by re-using unwanted boxes." -Dale Simmons



repurposedGAME BEFORE: We just took in this 134 HP Duetz diesel engine.  It was off a Hamm articulated roller.  The engine failed because of "low oil pressure at idle due to internal oil pump failure."  So, the Hamm drive train warranty replaced the motor.  We made a deal for the motor with the warranty company.  repurposedOPPORTUNITY:  This is about a $12,000 engine new.  It has 2,167 hours on it.   So, can it be repaired/overhauled and sold at a profit?  We're open to any offer on this engine!  AFTER:  We had an offer from a company in Belgium, but we ended up selling it for $2,000 to a company in Texas.  We hope the buyer re-builds it and makes a handsome return!

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 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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