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Newsletter March 16, 2017

March 16, 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
Aircraft Cable.  We just got in surplus (never been used) aircraft cable into 3 of our locations.  Diameters are 3/16" and 1/4".  Click Here for Pricing>>  

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Just came across this use for airplane cable – as tensioning cable for a yurt! – cheers!"  - Gail Griswold in Florida  
Stainless Steel Grates.  We just took in 750 of these grates from a BBQ manufacturer.  They are 13 1/2" x 25 1/2".  They come 25 grates per box.  L: Atlanta, Denver  Click Here for Pricing>> 

Q:  Like this BBQ manufacturer, do you have surplus / obsolete inventory that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes, Email Details>>

repurposedIDEA:  "These stainless grates would be ideal for cheese drying racks!" - Anita Jacobs in Wisconsin

repurposingHISTORY.  Damon just returned from a trip to Italy.  While on a tour of an olive farm in Tuscany, he learned that after WWII many enterprising olive farmers "repurposed" old parachutes left behind by Allied soldiers.  The old parachutes, with their hole in the middle, worked ideally to use as a skirt under the trees (think Christmas tree skirt) to collect all the olives as they were picked.  While the WWII parachutes have long ago vanished, the parachutes were such a hit that still today they refer to the skirts as "parachutes".  

Q: Like this WWII-era "repurpose", do you know of other historical "repurposes"?  
Email Details>>

Cargo Parachutes.
  35' and 100' used parachutes.  Order Online>>
Our Customers.  Cool one here - We sold three pieces of gym floor to Zach who works in the corporate office at Carhartt. Big, big clothing retailer as I’m sure you know. He came across our website while looking for ways to “repurpose” wood into an office desk. So three employees in the corporate building will be using our wood to make desks. Pretty cool!  Zach, We appreciate your business!

Gym Flooring.  L: Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas  
Click for Gym Flooring>>

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>>
Cargo Netting.  5/8" rope x 9" Square Mesh.  Multiple sizes available.  (NOTE: We have mutliple SKU's of rope and netting.  Today's offering is just for 9" Cargo Netting.  Wholesale pricing available on XL orders!)  L: Dallas  Email for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Your new nets would make great walls on sway bridges." - Paul Appleton in Idaho
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Semi Trailer Flooring.  This is never installed hardwood trailer flooring.  The floor boards are 1" x 12" x 20'-24' w/ ship lap edges.  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Atlanta  Click Here for Trailer Wood Pricing>>  

repurposedPROJECT:  "Hi Glenda, I'm quickly becoming a frequent visitor of the Denver location. Last time I was in there I promised to send some photos.
Last week I picked up some of the truck bed planks. I planed them down to remove the paint and whatever else might be on the surface. I added holes, stained, and sealed it. I used some steel EMT conduit that I had in the garage to put them together as bedroom shelving."
 - Jeff Casimir

Aluminum Bleacher Planks.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Dimensions and Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "We are thinking of using the bleacher planks for decking on our trailer that we use to ferry skydivers from the jump zone back to the hanger." -Peter

  Landa pressure washer.  L: Philadelphia  Email for Details on Heaters>>
  Generac Generator.  36 KW.  763 Hours.  L: Denver  Email for Details on Generator>>
   Cincinnati industrial blowers  (Qty 6)   L: Denver  Email for Details on Fans>>
  Wheel Washer  L: Denver  Email for Details on Fans>>
Gym Flooring.  L: Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta  Click Here for Court Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Nathan, from South Dakota, purchased 33 sheets of gym flooring. He is using it to build a custom squash court in his basement." - Patrick (our Chicago manager)

INTERESTING FACT:  Many think that "repurposing" is for those of the lower income demographic.  To the contrary, as Nathan's home squash court attests, we have many very high net worth and business owners/executives as customers and supporters!  Hmmm...might there be a correlation between frugality and net worth!?!

WANTED:  Carpet Tiles.   Do you have, or do you know of, an upcoming project where they'll be removing carpet tiles?  If you/they would like to keep these carpet tiles out of the landfill, we might be able to help.  Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Us for Details>>

55 gal Plastic Drums w/ Locking Lids.  These are food grade drums.  (They have not been rinsed so there is a little residue in them.)  And, they are nestable so the shipping is less expensive than normal drums.  This style of drum went fast last time we had them!  500 drums in stock.  $40/drum.  Discounts available on large quantity orders.  L: Denver  >>To order, call Glenda at 303.321.1471>>
SanotracinRTU.  This is a sporicidal disinfectant cleaner.  Qty: Eleven 275 gal totes.  The active ingredient is 4-5% Hydrogen Peroxide.  L: Chicago  Read SDS Sheet>>  Make Offer - We are open to offers on a single tote or on all 11.  Email Offer>>

"Another use for this chemical is to eliminate mold spores and have proved to be a very effective method to eliminate mold." 
Ron Pass

"Sailboat owners are in a constant battle with mold.  Try Jamestown Distributors in Rhode Island.  They seem to like to package their own products." - James Maloney

low/costOPERATOR.  We love to profile resourceful, low-cost operators no matter the industry.  These savvy operators are always finding ways to get the same job accomplished at a fraction of the cost.
"repurpose" #1:  "Your old conveyor belt has worked superbly lining the bottoms of our articulated dump truck beds and the tops of our trailer decks.  Using a cheap used material as a wear part on an expensive piece of equipment makes a lot of sense to me!  Oh, and the rubber is a great sound dampener, too!" - Bill Andrews, dirt contractor in Ohio 

Conveyor Belting.  L: Den, Atl, Chi, DFW  
Click Here for Pricing>>

Q: Like with Bill's belting, do have other "repurposes" worthy of a Low-Cost Operator mention?  
Submit Ideas>>
Used Climbing Ropes.  Finally, we’ve got more climbing rope in.  These retired ropes primarily come out of climbing gyms so they haven’t rec’d much, if any, exposure to the outdoors.  WARNING: These ropes are NOT to be re-used for any life supporting purposes!  Order Online>>
Tire Treads.  These are 30" x 186" long rubber treads.  When a tire doesn't meet spec at the manufacturer, they cut out the treads like this.  So, these treads have all  of their tread still in them!  L: Denver  Click Here for Tread Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "Your tire treads work great as traction mats on projects where we don't want our skidsteers and other equipment tearing up the soft ground we're working on!" - Bill Allen in Ohio

newsletterREFERRAL.  "I am the Sustainability Manager with the San Antonio Airport.  I was forwarded a copy of one of your companies e-mails.  I am interested in getting my own e-mail updates from repurposedMATERIALS." Josh

THANK YOU:  A big thank you to whoever forwarded Josh a copy of our newsletter.  We love you guys!

Psst!...MISCONCEPTION.  A lot of people incorrectly assume the prototypical "repurposer"/re-user is lower income.  That couldn't be farther from the truth.  In fact, our customer base is loaded with high net worth people and companies.  (Eg: see the Porsche and Cadillac in our parking lot.)   Psst...a little secret, they are high net worth because they save $$$ buying used materials to solve problems rather than buying new!!!
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?