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Newsletter March 28, 2017

March 28, 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
Billboard Vinyls.  A variety of sizes available.  Order Online>>

repurposedFUN: Who knew you don't need to have a garden hose for the slide. "Instead of dragging a hose out, we just spray cheap shaving cream on the billboards for hours of sliding fun!" CJ in Colorado  

Steel Cable...Galvanized.  This is 3/4" galvanized steel cable that came out of highway median.  Once they remove a section for road repair, the DOT mandates that new cable be re-installed.  That means this old cable is in really good shape still.  Click Here for Steel Cable prices>>

repurposedPROJECT:  Highway Median Cable "repurposed" as mooring lines for a boat marina in Idaho.  Steve, we appreciate your business and your resourcefulness!

repurposedSUCCESS:  BEFORE: A scrap metal yard took in these aluminum bleachers from a high school in Texas.  Thinking they had higher and better use than simply be cut up and melted they called us.  We made them an offer, and they accepted.  AFTER:  We sold all our aluminum bleachers to a landowner in Colorado.  He is going to build a snow fence out of them that will last for years and years.  Joe, we appreciate your business!  Fun article about the science behind snow fences.  Read Article>>

Q:  Do you have materials that would be a candidate for "repurposing" versus metal recycling or the landfill?  If yes, Email Us Details>>

repurposedINBOX.   "Your newsletter is really the only newsletter I refrain from moving to the spam folder.  This is because I really like your business idea.  I am a lecturer in the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (, and we teach a course on sustainable management of resources. You business idea is exactly this.  Is there any chance to involve somebody from repurposedMATERIALS in our course? Has this idea already spread to Europe?" - Dominik Refardt inSwitzerland  REDominik, Yes, we could probably probably do a live webinar with your class or something on our "repurposing" mission/concept!

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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Semi Trailer Flooring.   This is unused, never installed mixed hardwood trailer flooring.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  We're starting to have buyers using it for architectural applications.  If you want a truly unique flooring, this is it!  The floor boards are 1 1/8" x 12".  NOTE: (Picture far right) We treated a section of the mixed hardwood planking with Eco Treatment -  This produced a stunning silvery, weathered patina.  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver  EMail for Pricing and Details>> 
Food Grade Plastic Pallets.  We just got in a bunch of food grade/FDA plastic pallets.  Most pallets are 40" x 48" and 35" x 40".  L: Denver   Pallet Pricing>> 

repurposedPROJECT:  "This is my 'repurposed' dock decking on a private lake.  I think the pallets will last forever and it was 75% less than the cost of marine grade wood.  I have to say that the finished results look very nice and it is sturdy." - Andy Zigan
Refrigerated Container.   This is a air-transportable, self-contained refrigerated container for storage of temperature sensitive and perishable items.  88" W x 108"L x 97" H.  Mftg Website>>  L: Atlanta  Email for Pricing>>

Q:  How could this refrigerated container be "repurposed"?  Submit Ideas>>

One Idea:  "Hi Damon, I have some friends who do ice sculptures and thought this would be a nice way to have ice on-site for extended periods." S.C.
Conveyor Belting.  4"-48" widths and 1/8"-1" thicknesss.  L: Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia  Click here for product details>>

emailINQUIRY:  "Looking for used conveyor belt to be used as indoor runway for high school track athletes wearing spikes so it doesn't damage floor underneath." -Jim Keys in Virginia

Q: Did Villlanova being upset over the weekend bust anyone's March Madnessbracket?  Well, some small consolation if you're a 'Nova fan, you can own one of their baseball tarps.  Yes, the two baseball tarps we have for sale came fromVillanova University.

Baseball Tarp.  We have both a "baseball field tarp" (170' x 170') and an "infield skin tarp" (covers just the dirt area between 1st, 2nd, 3rd Bases)  L: Philadelphia 
Click Here for Baseball Tarp Pricing>>
Gym Bleacher Wood.  We now have southern Yellow Pine and Douglas Fir bleacher wood for sale!  (BTW, we don't charge extra for the gum stuck to the bleachers and girl's name carved into the bleachers!)  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver  Click Here for Inventory and Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  These are photos from a Florida design firm that "repurposed" Gym Bleacher wood to side the walls of an interior office.  The high-end design firm wouldn't settle for an ordinary office.  (We'll roll out more photos in coming editions.) But, then what would you expect from a design firm founded by Walt Disney Imagineering alumni whose biggest client guessed it...Disney.  Tom, we appreciate your business!  (Oh, and don't tell, but they stenciled on the seat numbers themselves to give this wood an extra cool touch!)

Synthetic Turf.  10,000's of Sq Ft of used turf up for auction.  Some of the roll sizes available...4' x 50', 9' x 40', 15' x 75'.  L: Philadelphia  Click for Prices>>

repurposedIDEAS:  "Used turf is good for erosion control applications on hillsides."William Anderson in Michigan

Propane Tanks.  250, 500, 1000 gallon tanks.  L: Denver  Click Here Tanks>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "I want to share a picture of our favorite fire pit ever - made from the ends of a large tank similar to yours on your email.  Love your email newsletters!" Mary Anne in Encinitas, CA

Media Coverage Our efforts in trying to find a "repurpose" for the 60,000 sq ft prison made the Denver nightly news last week.  (We'd appreciate it if you shared the link on Facebook!)  Watch 9News Story>>
Lunch & Learn.  Damon is doing a live webinar for the Patrick Engineering company for their monthly Lunch & Learn program.  Q: Would you like to have a "repurposing" presentation for one of your upcoming Lunch & Learn programs?  If yes, Contact Us>>
repurposedARTISAN.  "Hi Damon, Sending you link to a project by an Austinartist, Amy Scofield, who likes 'repurposing' a fair amount of this case bicycle tire her neat public art pieces." Janie Hopkins in Austin, TX  Read more about this Art Installation>>
repurposedTOUR.  We enjoyed giving a tour to a group of officials from the City of Denver.  The group included folks from several departments including Purchasing and Recycling.  The City of Denver is serious about their Zero Waste goals!
studentQUESTION:  "I am a student at Prague College in Prague, Czech Republic.  In my current assignment, I am supposed to bring up 3 examples of environmental management companies, and I would like one of these examples to be repurposedMATERIALS because I think you have a fascinating and unique concept with 'repurposing' instead of recycling." Miroslav Erdelyi  REMiroslav, We are happy to answer any questions to help with your assignment!
Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
* 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?