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March 20, 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
UHMW Polyethylene (Ultra High Molecular Weight) Flat Bar Stock.  (Qty 35 - 4" x 12" x 18')  L: Denver  Email for UHMW Details and Pricing>>

backSTORY:  This is unused bar stock that was rejected by the U.S. Coast Guard for a big marine project in Oregon because the color was wrong.  Can you believe that?  Anyway, the MSRP on this bar stock is $80,000.  Our price is significantly less!

How We Work.  BEFORE:  "I am looking to recycle some old beer transfer hoses. They are 25' long with DN 50 stainless steel fittings on the ends.  I was wondering if you would deal on items such as this?" - Kelly  AFTER:  Kelly accepted our offer and we now have the hoses for sale. 

Q:  Like Kelly, do you have old materials, equipment, etc. that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes, please Email Us>>

Brewery Hose.  Qty 8 - 25' hoses and Qty 1 - 20' hose.  L: Denver  Email for Hose Details and Pricing>>

Turf for Non-Profits  L: Philadelphia

Special Offer:  We want to give back!  For a limited time, we are offering turf at NO COST to any non-profit that is interested in a full truckload(s).  All you have to do is send a truck and we'll load you up with turf!!!  This opportunity is only available on turf in our of Philadelphia location.  Email for More Details>>

Inquiry:  "We are interested in your generous off of turf at zero cost.  We can act quickly." - Deborah w/ Space Camp in Huntsville, AL

Highway Sign Box Truss We just got in an aluminum box truss and a galvanized steel structure for overhead highway signs.  L: Chicago  Email for details>>

Q #1:  How could either of these overhead sign structures be "repurposed"?  Submit Ideas>>  

Stainless Steel Skeletons.  We just got in a bunch of stainless steel skeletons  The skeletons were created when they punched out 7/64" holes.  Sheets Sizes: 3' x 12', 4' x 10', 4' x 12'.  These sheets are thin enough to be quite flexible.  L: Dallas Email for Skeleton Details>>

Your Ideas:  "As panel inserts for high end cabinetry? we have a cabinet shop and pay a lot for metal door panel inserts." Stacey 

"These would make good heavy duty window screens." Bill

WANTED:  Pictures.  We appreciate all of you who send in your pictures of your various "repurposing" projects.  Q:  Do you have a pictures you could send us?  If yes, Email Pictures>>
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Steel from Demolition.  A project manager with Mortenson Construction, one of the largest contractors in America, referred us to their demolition subcontractor who was demoing 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>> 

AUCTION...Bar Joists.  Qty 15 - 2' x 40' weight 390 lbs each.  L: Denver  Click for Auction>>

3,000 & 10,000 gal Collapsible Tank.  We got in both 3,000 gal & 10,000 gallon collapsible tanks that have never been used.  L: Philadelphia, Atlanta  Email for Details and Pricing>>
Your Ideas "I am considering it for use as a cofferdam. When I worked in road construction in Virginia Beach, Va. we started seeing the use of water inflated bags similar to this laid in drainage ditches, small streams, tributaries, etc. and filled with water to temporarily hold back the flow of the stream. Much easier to use and move around compared to the old fashioned driven sheet pile or dirt cofferdams." -Ray

Nordson Horizon 400 powder coating system  L: Atlanta  Email for Details on Heaters>>

  Clean 20 Process Water Filter  L: Dallas  
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   Regent 12-ton tripod jack   L: Denver  Click here for Auction>>
  Wheel Washer  L: Denver  Email for Details on Fans>>
Railroad Rail.  L: Denver  Click Here for Lengths and Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT One of our precast concrete pipe manufacturers purchased a bunch of railroad rail to use as part of their assembly line where they tip out their pipes after they've dried.  Jeff, we appreciate your order.  And, remember you promised us pictures once you incorporate the rails into your assembly line...our readers will want to see them!  

Warehouse Carts.  We just got in a bunch these warehouse carts.  Just go to Pinterest to see all the things people do with these carts.  L: Chicago Email for Pricing>>

Propane Tanks.   Now in stock...250 gal, 500 gal, & 1,000 gal propane tanks.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pricing>> 


WANTED:  Structural Steel.  Do you have used or surplus steel in your warehouse that you'd like to deal on?  Maybe steel from a discontinued product, an over order on a project, etc.  We pay MORE than scrap prices!  Email Details>>
Steel Cable.  We have multiple diameters of unused galvanized steel cable.  Click Here for Cable Prices>>

productHISTORY Yes, this is unused cable.  It comes from a manufacturing process where they need super long lengths of continuous cable.  When the spool gets down under 500' of cable they put on a new big spool.  So, the the cable we have is the drops or remnants left over.  So, for example, one of our 4,000' spools is actually multiple 100'-500' lengths of cable totaling 4,000'.

repurposedPROJECT "Your unused, galvanized cable has worked well for temporary safety railing on our job sites." Bill Anderson in Utah

Swimming Pool Covers.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pool Cover Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Those pool covers work great shading our bucking bulls before the rodeos!  I saved a ton of money with you guys." - Tex Johnson in Texas  
repurposedINBOX:  "I enjoy receiving your newsletter and have been inspired by your business philosophy, just waiting for the right time to 'repurpose' some of your products.  Here is a soccer stadium we built by 'repurposing' tires in Tijuana, Mexico." - Oscar Romo

Oscar, no, you inspire us...amazing "repurposing"!!!  Oscar is a former United Nations diplomat and now the watershed coordinator at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve and lecturer at the Univ of Cal - San Diego Urban Studies and Planning Program.  Oscar also has great things going through the organization he founded - - with a mission of "building partnerships for conservation".

Help Wanted.  "I am ready for a change and have been fascinated with your business since have learned of it as I have a heart for re-purposing as well. I am curious if you have any job opportunities that my skills and talents as a builder might be valuable to your team." - Karl  

Q: Would you, or someone you know, be interested in working for our company?  Right now we have 3 positions we're hiring for:  1) Asst Branch Manager in Denver, 2) Warehouse Assoc in Chicago.  If interested, please email resume to
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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, re-moval, 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 its 1st life that might help identify a very different, 2nd life for it?