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Newsletter March 2, 2017

March 2, 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
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>>
repurposedADVERTISING: "In McMinnville, Oregon they use a Boeing 747 as part of a waterpark, sliding out the 'rescue-slide' as one of the attractions." Marcel w/ the Port of Portland  

Q: What other equipment/machinery have you seen "repurposed" as a can't-miss-it billboard?  Submit Your "repurposed" Idea>>
How We Work.  BEFORE:  "We are in the process of closing down a 65-yr-old industrial net manufacturing business.  Some of the excess inventory that we have on hand include rope, bails of manufactured netting in various sizes, hand tied fall protection nets, partial panels for nets, various hardware ie; rings, hooks,shackles and other items used in the manufacturing process.  I would be happy to entertain any ideas that you would have regarding the final disposition of these items." -Irwin  STATUS:  Irwin accepted our offer, and we've moved 4 truckloads to ourDallas location.  

Q:  Like Irwin, do you have excess/surplus inventory you'd like to deal on?  If yes,Email Us Details>>

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>>

Real Estate.  One way entrepreneurs are "repurposing" old, abandoned salt mines is by turning them into document storage facilities.

*A.C.E. (Attributes, Characteristics, Engineering).  What is naturally present underground?  Stable temperature, stable humidity, security, etc.  These are the very same A.C.E. that developers spend $100's per SF to construct in new buildings above ground when, funny enough, they are already naturally present in abandoned underground mines.  

Q: Have you seen/heard of other types of properties that have been "repurposed"?
 Submit Ideas>>

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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
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>>
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

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>>

How We Work.  BEFORE "Damon, I have a load of coated pipe.  Was involved in a truck roll over incident.  The ground was too wet for the truck to park and it laid over on its side.  This was for a pipe line and was refused." - Ron STATUS:  Ron accepted our offer, and we now have the pipe for sale in Philly!

Q:  Like Ron, do you have obsolete inventory from freight damage, or for any other reason, that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes,
 Email Us Details>>

Steel Pipe.  The coated pipe 10 3/4" diameter x 40' long.  The pipe is 1/4" wall thickness.  We have 48,000 lbs of pipe.  L: Philadelphia   Email for Pricing>>

Fire Hose.  1"- 5" diameters available.   Order Online>>

repurposedSUBSTITUTION:  "I am looking for fire hose for protecting sling.  This fire hose is tough jacketed fabric just like the ones we buy new.  But, old fire hose is a fraction of the cost and works just as well!" - Mark w/ crane company in Wisconsin

Food Grade Plastic Pallets.  We just got in a bunch of food grade/FDA plastic pallets.  Most pallets are 40" x 48".  L: Denver   Pallet Pricing>> 

collegeCUSTOMER #1Mississippi State Univ purchased a bunch of these plastic pallets for one of their research stations.  Jeff, we appreciate your business.  And, Mississippi taxpayers also thank you for saving them money by purchasing used!

collegeCUSTOMER #2:  We also got an order for pallets from the Univ of Missouri.  Kerry, we appreciate your order!  Oh, and do we sense a little Southeastern Conference one-upmanship happening!?!

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?