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Newsletter May 25, 2017

May 25, 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
NEW COLORS...Used Climbing Rope.  New colors available.  WARNING: These ropes are NOT to be re-used for any life supporting purposes!  Order Online>>

repurposedCUSTOMER "My creative juices flow with all the fun climbing rope colors!  Great prices, too!" - Bill Andrews 
PVC Roofing / Liner.  Several different types of PVC fabric in 5' and 10' rolls.  L: Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia  Click for Pricing>> 

repurposedVISITOR:  "We are roofing company in the Caribbean Islands.  We use PVC materials for roofing on our jobs and sell to others on the island.  I would like to come Philadelphia and inspect material.  Assuming meets my approval I want to make a purchase.  You offer good price." Carlos

Gym Floor...1-yr-old.  This is an 8,800 Sq Ft gym floor that is just 1 year old.  It hasn't even had it's 1st birthday, yet...LOL!  L: Atlanta.  Click for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  This is the re-install of one of gym floors.  "I am thrilled, Damon.  All told the cost of the floor project, which also 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 buying your used floor and re-installing it!" - David in New York

schoolsOUT.   Schools are dismissing for summer!!!  Why is that important in the "repurposing" world?  Because, that is when all the demolition and deconstruction projects happen!  We're interested in all kinds of things from Turf, Gym Floors, Bleachers, Roofing Materials, Netting, etc.

Q: Do you have knowledge about school facility projects where materials will be demo'd or removed that could be "repurposed"?  If yes, please forward our info to school officials/contractors, or send us details and we'll follow-up!  
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emailFORWARDS.  "Hello there, a friend of mine sent me your 'repurposing' email newsletter. I love it and would like to subscribe." Melanie Adcock in Chicago

"I love getting your newsletters.  I always look at the materials thinking of who I know that may be interested in them that I could forward them to." Sue McKee Neill in Nebraska

Thanks:  Referrals are the life blood of any business, and we truly appreciate you who take the time to forward our newsletter &/or products to potentially interested parties!!!  
re-brandingWASTE.  An airline recently changed their branding.  With the branding change, suddenly purple was out.  So, that rendered all these purple napkins obsolete to this airline.  (NOTE:  Actually, re-branding is a huge generating of waste in America!)

Linen Napkins.  These are unused, still-in-the-box linen like napkins of a quality you'd expect in the First Class cabin.  There are NO airline logos either.  They are plain purple napkins.  Qty: 16,000  L: Denver  Order Online>>  
Your ideas for the Purple Napkins " might be interested." - Lisa Padgett

"The Happiest Place in the World (Disney) has tons of restaurants around the world. Purple so happens to be associated with Sleeping Beauty." - Deborah Ott

"Send them to the Los Angeles Lakers to be used as rally towels." - Bob Pitts

"Clemson University or another College or High School who has purple in their school colors might be interested in using these for a function or repurposing them as mini spirit flags to wave during sporting events." - Kim Meeks

repurposedPRODUCTS see all PRODUCTS>>
Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Powder Coating Booth.  We have this Nordson Horizon 400 available for sale.  L: Atlanta  Click for Details & Pricing>>
Hardwood "Frame Stock".  We just got in a a truckload of different species...Maple, Hickory, Ash, etc. .. "frame stock" lumber.  L: Philadelphia  Click Here for Pricing>>  
Who Are Our Customers?  "We are interested in building tops using used basketball flooring to replace two table tops that are 50" x 30"." - Jere w/Indianapolis Children's Museum  

Gym Flooring.  L: Denver, Dallas, Philadelphia  Click Here for Pricing>>  
Warehouse Carts.  We just got in a bunch these warehouse carts.  Just go to Pinterest to see all the things people do with these carts.  L: Chicago.  Click for Pricing>>

Carpet Tiles.  BEFORE:  These came from an interior demo project at the Univ of Wisc-Milwaukee.   L: Chicago  Click for Colors and Pricing>>

Q: Do you have carpet tile coming up that you'd like to divert from the landfill.  If yes, we can help!  Contact Us>>

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.  

Media Inquiry "My name is Amanda Sakuma and I am a reporter on assignment for the national magazine/news site The Atlantic. I'm working on a story on 'repurposed' prison and detention centers nationwide, and I am interested in the former correctional facility you have for sale.  I would love to learn more about the project — is Damon Carson available for a brief phone interview some time this week?" Amanda

Former Prison...
For Sale.  60,000 Sq Ft.  Precast concrete construction.  4" water line.  Heavy electric service.  Temporary generator.  L: Brush, CO  Email for Price and Details>>
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>>
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>>

TO:  "Damon, Please give me a call to discuss items from our mine you may be interested in 'repurposing'." - Chris B w/ Peabody Energy  

RE: "Chris, all you need to do is send pictures, descriptions, dimensions, quantities, and location of the materials you have.  That's it!  We'll get right back with you to let you know if your waste streams are a candidate for "repurposing"!  - Damon

Q:  Got Stuff?  Send us pictures, description, quantities, location, description of your waste, and we'll see if it is a candidate for "repurposing"!  
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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!

Portable Duct Heaters.  We have a couple of these used portable 400,000 BTU duct heaters.  L: Atlanta, Dallas  Click here for pricing>>>
Continuing Education The Nat'l Institute of Governmental Purchasing had Damon do a live continuing education seminar for their members yesterday on "repurposing".  700+ members enrolled for the online session.

Feedback: "Damon, Thanks so much for doing the continuing education class yesterday! I thought it went great! I really liked the game show idea you incorporated. There were some genuinely funny responses, I was in tears laughing at the billboard vinyl idea as 'whale blankets.' That got me!" Shannon Gunn w/ NIGP 

Q: Are you in need of an fun, sustainability-related continuing education program?  If yes, Contact Us for Details>>
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?