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Newsletter March 7, 2017

March 7 ,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>>
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Fire Hose.  1"- 5" diameters available.  Order Online>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We love our entrepreneurial customers.  Look at these guitar straps Rob is making out of old fire hose.  Rob, we appreciate your business.  Support this "repurposing" entrepreneur!  Check out his website  

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>> 

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

repurposedENTERTAINMENT...Who Knew!?!  "Hi Damon,  I am interested in any type of big, obsolete equipment.  I own a scuba diving quarry in Illinois-  Divers like to dive around different objects and venture inside them.  Right now I have stone crushing equipment, firetruck, military dump truck, 33ft cabin cruiser, and many other little objects." - Tina

Q:  These are the crazy dots we connect everyday here at repurposedMATERIALS!  Do you have surplus or idle machinery / equipment that you'd like out of your warehouse or off your books?  
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Concrete Truck --> Dust Control.  "At our foundry, we use an old concrete truck to help solve our dust problem.  The concrete truck has 2 great attributes:  1) The small fill opening keeps our dust from blowing all over creation; 2) Once loaded, we turn the mixer on and add a little water.  Dust + Water + Mixing = Clumps.  We then drive to another part of yard to unload the now clumpy waste.  No more blowing around.  And, using an old beater concrete truck makes sense since it drives only a couple of miles a day in our yard!"  - Bruce in Oregon  REBruce, So simple!

Q: So, all you engineers with dust problems, does Bruce's use of concrete trucks sound sensible?  Or, do you have an alternate "repurpose" for solving dust problems?  Send Us Feedback>>
equipmentSIMILARITY:  "Damon, Funny, those concrete mixers look almost identical to big stainless meat tumblers used in the meat packing industry to marinate meat.  These might be a 'repurpose' opportunity for you." Jim  RE: Jim, Yes, it is funny how much machinery is similar between different industries.  They probably change the Concrete Mixer vs Meat Tumbler...but otherwise, they do about the same thing.  That is where "repurposing" comes in.  Can you find the same machine that has the same *A.C.E. in another industry where you can buy it for less?

Q: Do you have examples where a very similar type of equipment is used &/or called something different in a different industry?  
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sameJOB:  "I typically use a heavy duty truck wrecker instead of hiring a crane to save BIG dollars.  While the hourly rate for a big wrecker is about the same as a crane, the minimum number of hours is usually half or more.  So, with the hourly rate difference plus the minimum rental time difference, I'm saving $280 by going with a big semi truck wrecker.  Most people don't know you can even hire a wrecker to do crane work." - Jack Stevens in Alabama  RE: Jack that is so smart and outside-the-box!!!

Q: Anybody else have experience "repurposing" machinery in a non-traditional way likeJack??  
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propertyREPURPOSE:  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 underground.  

Q: Have you seen/heard of other ideas on how to "repurpose" old mining properties whether underground or above ground like rock quarries, sand pits, etc?  Submit Ideas>>
WANTED:  We are looking for commercial/industrial real estate to purchase that would be a candidate for "repurposing".  We're looking anywhere in the Lower 48.  Contact Us with Details>>
unwantedEQUIPMENT:  "This is an air heating device, an industrial burner, that we had custom made in 2005. It was going to be used as a burner for a spray dryer but the business direction changed and it was never installed. It was sitting in a warehouse for all these years." - Todd 

RE"Todd, As we just discussed, we’d offer $xx,xxx for your industrial burner.  We could pay you today and p/u as soon as next week if you want to move that fast." - Damon  

RE"Damon, We have a deal!" - Todd 

Q:  Do you have unused, surplus inventory or equipment like Todd?  
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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?