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Newsletter March 6, 2017

March 6, 2016     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

Gym Flooring.  We have lots of used gym flooring.  L: Denver Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia  Click here for pricing

repurposedPROJECT:  "We bought a bunch of your Penn State floor out ofPhiladelphia!  Here are process photos and the a finished photo after we sanded the floor and painted it up.  Yes I am thrilled. All told the cost of the project, which included bleachers being refurbished and updated was $86,000; bleachers were half of the cost. When the school bond failed they had an estimate of $250k from the engineers to redo the floor and bleachers.... so yeah quite a difference!" -David in Eldred, NY


Concrete Double T's.  We have 3 of these double T's 8' x 30'.  L: Denver  Email for Pricing>>

repurposedPOSSIBILITY:  "Our thought was to maybe use your used Double T's for bridges for a center pivot sprinkler to cross a canal." - Eric Christensen  RE: Eric, We like your substitutionary thinking!

repurposedPRESENTATION.  "Damon, We would love for you to speak at our the Indiana Recycling Coalition's annual conference in June!  We are adding a second plenary session on Day 1 to accommodate your presentation since it's so interesting." - Emily Jackson

repurposedINBOX: "Damon – I manage a 360,000 sq ft office building in Dallas, TX.  When we have things left behind when a tenant moves out, are you interested in reusing/'repurposing' what we have?  I am looking for a way to avoid sending items to the trash that could be re-used.  Thought you may have a suggestion!" - Kari D. w/ CBRichardEllis  Kari, we appreciate your inquiry.  Yes, we can help you avoid the trash in many cases!

Q:  Do you have items, like Kari, heading for the trash that could possibly get a second life?  If so,
 contact us>>

environmentallyCHALLENGED:  Do you have an industrial property(s) with environmental liabilities that you'd like off your mind or off your books?  If "yes" to either, we're interested in talking to you.  Please, Contact Us>>

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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia

Rubber Rolls.  These rolls of rubber were involved in a truck accident on the way to a factory where they were going to be die cut into diaphragms for truck air brakes.  The customer rejected the whole load.  Really!?!  How bad can you hurt rolls of rubber?  Anyway, these brand new rolls of 1/8" x 56" x 100-200' are available for sale.  (NOTE: The blue fabric is protective layers between the black rubber.)  L: Denver Click for Pricing>>

Turf Protective Pad.  BEFORE:  These interlocking pieces of expanded polypropylene were used as turf underlayment on a football field.  FOR SALE:  The pieces are 1" x 48" x 48".  We have 60,000 Sq Ft of this underlayment.  L: Denver  Click for Pictures and Pricing>>

*A,C,E:  These pads are sturdy, water permeable, interlocking, etc.  Q:  How could these pads be "repurposed"?  Submit Ideas>>

Concrete Highway Barriers.    We have 15' barriers in Dallas and 12' barriers for sale in Philadelphia.   


repurposedREFERRAL.  This aviation equipment manufacturer imports this non-woven, needle punched, 100% polypropylene felt from Germany.  L: Denver Click Here for Pricing>>

customerTHOUGHT:  "Damon, I am with a glider club. Can you send me a sample swatch. Maybe we could use it to recover the fabric portions of our glider fuselages!?!" Don

Semi Trailer Flooring.   This is never installed hardwood trailer flooring.  They have had been in storage in a Pennsylvania warehouse for a number of years.  The floor boards are 1" x 12" x 20'-24' w/ ship lap edges.  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Chicago  Click Here for Trailer Wood Pricing>>  

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We sold 1,500 Sq Ft yesterday to a restaurant owner working on a new concept.  This trucking flooring is going to be his dining room flooring.  John, Thanks for your order, and we can't wait to see pictures!

Cargo Parachute.  35' and 100' parachutes.  L: Denver and Chicago  ORDER ONLINE>>

repurposedINQUIRY"I work for a non-profit outdoor school in California.  We would love a large parachute for outdoor games and activities for our students.  We serve about 4,500 5th and 6th graders annually and parachutes are a great teaching tool." Bridge Posson  

Steel Cable.  L: Chi, Den, Atl  Click Here for Steel Cable Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedBUYER: We sold several spools of steel cable to a wood treating facility.  They cut the steel cable into lengths and then use the cable as "spacers" between the wood so the chemicals completely permeate the wood on all four sides.  

*A,C,E - The steel cable has uniform thickness for the spacers, the steel holds up well to the chemicals used in treating the wood...the cable has all the Attributes, Characteristics, and Engineering (A.C.E.) required to make long lasting spacer.

repurposedPRODUCTS see all PRODUCTS>>
Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia

Psst!...MISCONCEPTION.  A lot of people incorrectly assume the prototypical "repurposer" is lower income.  That couldn't be farther from the truth.  In fact, our customer base is loaded with 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 buy used materials to solve problems!!!


repurposedTOUR.  "Hello – I just started receiving your newsletter and love the business model!  I work for the City of Aurora in the Planning Department, but am also a board member of the Colorado Planning Association and serve on the state’s sustainability committee.  Not sure if a tour could be arranged for a small group of us, but I think it would be really interesting to hear more about your business/work." - Libby  RE: Libby, we'd love to give a tour to your group!  QWould your group be interested in a fun field trip to one of our 5 locations...AtlantaChicagoDallasDenver, or Philadelphia?

repurposedWEBINAR  Q: Would you like to learn more about our mission/concept of "repurposing"?  Damon Carson, our founder, will give you an introduction in this 45 minutes webinar.  Register at this link, and you'll be able to access the video to view>>
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?