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Newsletter March 30, 2017

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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>>   
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Boardwalk Wood.  BEFORE:  This is treated wood we salvaged off the pedestrian boardwalk along the St Johns River in Jacksonville, FL.  L: Atlanta  Click Here for Sizes and Wood Pricing>>

repurposedPOSSIBLITY "Install that lumber on an exterior with a little gap and fill the gap with chinking.  You'd have an awesome looking facade that would last years with the treated lumber." - Ray Riley

Polyiso Insulation.  BEFORE: We salvaged 45 truckloads of 3" x 4' x 8'  sheets off a Auto Zone distribution center warehouse.  L: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  Jerry bought 4 bunks of this used insulation yesterday to insulate his airplane hanger in New Jersey.  Jerry, we appreciate your business!
Truckload...Guardrail Timbers.  We just did a deal for 5,000 treated wood guardrail posts in Arizona.  We are moving these to our Denver and Dallas yards this week.  BUT, if you're on the West Coast, we're willing to load out these posts in truckload quantities in AZ and ship direct to you.  Save on Shipping!!!  NOTEYou need to place an order this week, though, if you want them shipped out of Arizona.  1 truckload = about 600 posts.  Posts are in the 6"x 6" - 6"x 8" range x about 54" long.  Call Dan to order 303.321.1471 or Email Dan>>
Raspberries.  "I have just been notified about $120,000 in raspberries and blackberries located in Texas. Due to a truck accident, the berries were outside a refrigerated trailer about 2 days. Currently they are being transferred into a refrigerated trailer for cold storage.  Interested? I will need an immediate response. I will inspect the load tomorrow." - Vearl  NOTEIf you're interested in making an offer, please Email Us>>  (Serious inquiries, only!) 

Q:  What can be done with 40,000 lbs of raspberries in consumer packaging that have that have been out of a cooler for 2 days?  Submit Ideas>>
repurposingHISTORY.  "I saw your mention of WWII army parachutes being 'repurposed' in Italy in the olive grove to catch the olives at harvest time.  (Click for Parachute "repurpose">>.)  Here is a Korean and Vietnam war-era "repurpose".  The locals there collected the jettisoned external fighter jet fuel tanks in the jungles and 'repurposed' them into canoes.  Pretty ingenious I think." -Alex Wallace in Nevada

Q: Like these military history-related "repurposes", do you know of another historical "repurpose"?  
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Our Customers.  "This is our 'idea factory' at Nufarm - a meeting and collaboration space where associates from our office and plant can get together for meetings or events from 2 to 100+ people.  We designed and built 12 quadrilateral small tables out of the used bowling alley wood we got from you that can be arranged in a number of ways, along with the 'aircraft carrier' - a 19 ft behemoth.  The fence is made from reclaimed barn wood and your steel cable.  It's all part of our commitment to reduce waste streams and find higher uses for everything we can." - Brian w/ Nufarm  RE: Wow, Brian that is amazing!  You're really practicing what you preach in terms of sustainability.  When big international companies likeNufarm jump onboard, that is when we can really start making a dent in all this waste we create! 

Bowling Wood.  L: Atlanta, Philadelphia  
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Steel Beams.  We have a large quantity of used 15' I-beams available.  These beams were salvaged from a structure so they do have a few holes drilled and a few flanges from their previous life.   L: Atlanta   Email for Quantities and Prices of I-Beams>>
5/16" & 1/2" Galvanized Steel Cable.  We have brand new, unused galvanized steel cable in 5/16" and 1/2" lengths.  Location: Atlanta and Chicago  Click Here for Steel Cable Sizes and Prices>>

BEFORE:  This steel cable comes from the manufacturing of a new product.  When a spool reaches less than 500', it becomes a "drop".  So, this "drop" is brand new, unused cable.

ourCUSTOMERS: "Our deck turned out fantastic with the 5/16" cable we bought from you.  And, we saved huge!" Sandra Bailey in Indiana

"That new, galvanized cable we got from you will last for years in our corrals.  New cable at a fraction of new price...wonderful!" Jack Abrams in Alabama

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>>
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>>

Overhead Bridge Crane.  We just did a deal with a major defense contractor for this large overhead crane.  The crane was made by Royce Crane Co.  L: Dallas  If you're interested in more details and detailed drawings of the crane, Contact Us>>

Q: Do you have surplus, idle, obsolete equipment you'd like to deal on?  
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Insulated Pavers.  BEFORE: They insulated roof pavers were salvaged from a large re-roof job in the Bronx in NYC These are highly engineered 2' x 4' panels that are a combination of lightweight concrete adhered to foam insulation.  Location: Atlanta, Philadelphia  Click Here for Insulated Paver Prices>>

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Your insulated roofing pavers would make great skirting for a mobile home." - Jason Faegans in Indiana

Demolition Project?  Q:  Do you know of a good, solid commercial/industrial structure rumored to be set for demolition that you think would be a good candidate for "repurposing" instead?  If yes, Email Us Details>>  Remember, re-use/"repurposing" is the most sustainable option for materials, equipment, ANDbuildings!   
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"?  
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Cargo Parachutes.  35' and 100' used parachutes.  Order Online>>

Military Cargo Parachutes 35' & 100' diameters in stock.  L: Denver  Click Here to Order>>

repurposedTRIVIA The #1 "repurpose" for Cargo Parachutes...backyard wedding canopies!  You wouldn't have believed us, so we thought we better include Breanna's inquiry last week as proof!  "Hello, I've been trying to locate a large parachute to help my friend decorate her wedding venue. I've been looking everywhere! I see that you have large ones!" Breanna

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>>
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>>

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?