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Newsletter May 11, 2017

May 11, 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
Barrels/Drums.   Click Here for Barrel Styles/Prices>>

repurposedSITING:  "I work for a special event catering company in St. Louis, MO, and we look forward to your newsletters and the ideas you generate for repurposing. I was at a festival this weekend and saw this repurpose in the kids entertainment area, thought I would share the concept with you. They charged $3.00 a ride and it was busy the entire weekend!Patrick Bettis in St Louis

waste-basedENTREPRENEURISUM:  Patrick, this is a great example of what we're calling "waste-based entrepreneurism"....taking waste barrels, modifying them into something that you generate revenue with.  

Plastic Bins.  We just got in a large quantity of these plastic bins.  38" x 41" x 38"  L: Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>  
Steel from Demolition.  A project manager with Mortenson Construction, one of the largest contractors in America, referred us to their demolition subcontractor who was demolishing part of a building where there were bar joists and decking being removed.  The PM thought it would be sad to see these perfectly re-usable structural members simply melted down by a metal recycler.  Sal, we appreciate your referral, and your recognition that re-use is always a better play for the environment than recycling.  

Q #1:  Do you have materials you're sending to a recycler that would have a higher/better use if they were "repurposed"?  If yes, Email Details>> 

Q #2:  Do you have a demolition project coming up where maximizing landfill diversion &/or minimizing cost is important?  We might could help!  
Email Details>> 

Joists.  20" x 26'; 28" x 34'; 32" x 40'.  L: Denver  Joist Pricing>>

Roof & Floor Decking.  36" x 20' and 37" x 14' panels.  (NOTE: These are about twice as heavy as normal metal roofing sheets.)  L: Denver  Deck Pricing>>

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 our Dallas location.  

Cargo Netting.  Multiple sizes available.  (NOTE: We have multiple SKU's of rope and netting. Wholesale pricing available on XL orders!)  L: Dallas
  Click for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedINBOX:  "Damon, We deliver the Industrial Symbiosis programme here in Northern Ireland and other countries around the world where we assist companies in reusing and recycling resources with other companies, with the emphasis on reducing costs and creating additional sales. The programme is government funded here in NI.  You seem to have taken it to another level with your 'repurposing' operation where you have made it into a commercial operation.  I would be delighted to have a chat with you.  Keep up the good work!!" Liam McNally, International Synergies (Northern Ireland) Ltd.  
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Guardrail Timbers.  Bunks of 25 timbers.  L: Dallas, Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

customerIDEA:  "You should sell the Guardrail Posts for an industrial-sized round of Jenga!" - Todd in Rhode Island

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!  300 drums in stock.  $40/drum.  Discounts available on large quantity orders.  L: Denver  >>To order, call Ethan at 303.321.1471>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We sold 40 barrels to a composting company last week.  Victor, we appreciate your business!

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

repurposedPROJECT:  We sell a good number of used fire hoses to people "repurposing" as parking lot striping in their gravel or dirt parking lots.  Great idea!

Billboard Vinyls.  Order Online>>

repurposedFUN.  "Slip n Slide Wars: 3 each 14 x 48 Billboard Vinyls, embankment, lots of water, soap, and teenagers.  Amazingly, no bones were broken!" Mark  

WANTED:  Pictures.  We appreciate all of you who send in your pictures of your various "repurposing" projects.  Q:  Do you have a pictures you could send us?  If yes, Email Pictures>>
How We Work.  BEFORE:  "Damon, We have a customer located in New York who produces the round foam padding pictured below.  Would you have interest in this material?  Dimensions: 22 ¼” x 3 1/2"   Volume:  Approximately 400 pads every 6 weeks." - Danielle  STATUS:  Danielle, accepted our offer, and we now have 400 of these pads to see if we can find a "repurpose" for them.  

Round Pads.  We're pricing these at $1/ea with a minimum order of 25 pads.  L: Philadelphia  To Order, call Ethan at 303.321.1471

Your Ideas:  "With the Stanley Cup playoffs happening now, puck shaped seat cushions with team logos would be hot!" - Terry

"Dog beds for shelter dogs." - Barbara

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 96" 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.

Portable Duct Heaters.  We have a couple of these used portable 400,000 BTU duct heaters.  L: Atlanta, Dallas  Click here for pricing>>>
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".  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver  EMail for Pricing and Details>> 

repurposedPROJECT:  Cool walls from our unused trailer flooring.  John, great looking project!   
Super Bowl Invitation.  "We are hosting the next Super Bowl here inMinneapolis next January.  Are you interested in being a resource/outlet for some of the materials that will be leftover from the game and the other festivities that we want to keep out of the landfill?" Madalyn Cioci w/ State of Minnesota  RE:Madalyn, thanks for thinking of us.  Yes, we'd be interested in helping divert event materials from the landfill.

Q: Like Madalyn, do you have materials that you'd like to divert from the landfill?  We might could help!  
Email Us Details>>

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>>
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?