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Newsletter - May 26, 2016

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re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a 2nd, unrelated industry.  LEARN MORE ABOUT US>>
Equipment Edition… ( Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia 
  •  Your ideas for Magnets --> Breaking Bad or Holsteins
  •  Warranty Claim...Duetz diesel engine
  •  concrete Convault 2,000 gal Tank
  •  Surplus, new 5/8" Grove crane cable by WireCo

How We Work?  BEFORE:  "We have brand new, unused N4X polycarbonate enclosures that we don't use anymore.  It seems like there ought to be a higher and better use than recycling.  Are you interested?" Tim  UPDATE:  We made Tim an offer, and we now have these boxes for sale!  BTW, Karl thanks for referring Tim to us, and yes, thanks for not simply tossing something out to be melted down that has value "as is"! 

N4X Polycarbonate Enclosures.  These are waterproof boxes made to house electronics. Mftg by  Qty 996 – 17” x 15” x 9”; Qty 418 – 20” x 16” x 7” L: Denver  
Contact Us for Pricing>>

Q #1: Do you have surplus inventory or equipment that you'd like to deal on?  Email Us Details>>

Q #2: Any "repurpose" ideas for these waterproof boxes?  Submit Ideas>>

repurposedGAME.  We just took in this 134 HP Duetz diesel engine.  It was off a Hamm articulated roller.  The engine failed because of "low oil pressure at idle due to internal oil pump failure."  So, the Hamm drive train warranty replaced the motor.  We made a deal for the motor with the warranty company. 

repurposedOPPORTUNITY:  This is about a $12,000 engine new.  It has 2,167 hours on it.   So, can it be repaired/overhauled and sold at a profit?  We're open to any offer on this engine!  
Email for Engine Details>> 

Barge Tanks.  These are five massive floating tanks (Concrete Barges are 65’ x 77’ x 12.5’; Steel Tanks are 61’ dia x 33’ tall; 840,000 gal capacity/barge).  These are designed to be floated into a body of water 5'-10' deep.  You then fill the barges with water and the barges sink and rest on the bottom for a semi-permanent tank battery.   L: Louisiana  Contact Us for Drawings and Pricing>>

Q: How could these big tank tank barges be "repurposed" either as a complete unit or just the concrete barge or just the steel tank?  Submit Ideas>>

"With some minor additions to the tanks to add more surface areas all around, and the tops removed these floating barges could be hauled off of coastlines where reef habitats are endangered and sunk to be used as artificial reef." - Jonathan

Really unique "house boats" like those in Seattle, WA's back bays." Don Bayles


repurposedREAL/ESTATE:  We love all manner of "repurposing" including different ways to "repurpose" and rehabilitate real estate.  

Grain Silos.  "I saw this article and thought of you guys.  An Iowa company 'repurposed' an 8-story old grain silo into an ice climbing structure!" - Bill Alexander in Minnesota 

Q: Do you have a property for sale that would be a good candidate for "repurposing"? 
 Email Us Details>>

repurposedSUCCESS.  BEFORE: We took in 8,000' ) of 1 1/4" diameter ski lift cable from Snowmass in Colorado.  (Snowmass sought a higher and better use for their retired cable than simply metal recycling.)  AFTER:  On Monday, we sold the spool to a guy in Wisconsin who is "repurposing" the cable on his drag line.  Mark, we appreciate your business.  (Mark saved about 80% by utilizing this used cable over buying new.)


Surplus...5/8" Cable. 10,000' feet of brand new, still-in-the-box cable.  This is 5/8" cable made by WireCo and distributed by Grove.  L: Atlanta   Email for Details>>

"This new cable could used for cranes, boom trucks, tow trucks, etc." - Maurice Martin in New Mexico 

Concrete Fuel Tank.  BEFORE: "I have a used 2,000 gal Convault fuel tank.  It was for diesel storage for a emergency generator at a weather station." - Wilson  STATUSWilson accepted our offer, and we now have the tank for sale!  L: Atlanta  Convault Tank Pricing>>

PLS:  These Convault tanks are very popular anywhere they have big, emergency generators...hospitals, water/wastewater facilities, etc.  PLEASE forward this opportunity to any contacts you may have in these industries!!

Q:  Like Wilson, do you have idle or surplus equipment you'd like to sell?  Send Us Details>>


Roller Conveyor.  We just did a deal on a Bass Pro Shops roller conveyor system.  This system is for sale.  L: Atlanta  Click Here for Details>>

Q: Do you have any idle or surplus material handling equipment...pallet racking, conveyors, forklifts,'d like to deal on?  If yes, Email Us Details>>

Italian Marble Tile.  We just got in 11,000 SF of new, surplus white Italian Carrara Bardiglio marble tile.  L: Den  Click Here for Tile Pricing and Sizes>>

backSTORY:  This tile was purchased for the St Regis Hotel in Aspen.  The owner of the luxury hotel decided he didn't like it, so he ordered something else.


Conveyor Belting.  Sizes 4"-70" wide available.  L: Chi, DFW, Den, Atl  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  We sold about 500' of 70" conveyor belting last week to a bridge construction company.  They are rolling it out on their barges to protect the decks when they run crawler cranes unto them.  Richard, we appreciate your ingenuity!


Cincinnati Fan Model HDBI-300 Blowers.  Qty 5.  L: Denver  Click for Blower Pricing>>

Roofing Membrane "repurposed" as Equipment Covers.  Used EPDM roofing membrane.  L: Denver, Chicago  Roof Membrane Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "Your pallets of odd-sized pieces of used rubber roofing membrane are great for tarping equipment.  This rubber is thicker material than any tarp you can ever buy, and they're heavy enough you don't even need to secure them.  And, it is cheap!" - Ray  


WANTED:  Q:  Do you have idle or surplus machinery or equipment that you'd like to do a deal on?  Contact Us>>


continuingEDUCATION.   Damon was the luncheon speaker last week at the "professional development day" of the American Society of Civil Engineers meeting in New Hampshire.  Need a continuing education speaker?  Click Here to Learn More>>

Magnets.  "Will you contact me on these magnets, please.  They were purchased to be included in a piece of equipment that never got produced.  We have 55,000 lbs of them...probably 1,000,000+ magnets." Phil  NOTE: These magnets are available.  Contact Us for Details>> (Serious Inquiries ONLY)

Q:  How can these magnets be "repurposed" or even recycled?  Submit Ideas>>


"Could a number of these be glued to a wood plank with wheels to be used to help pickup metal debris from lawns after a re-roofing project?" - Mike

"If I had them I would sew them into dog and horse blankets to make therapy blankets. Magnets are good for what ails you!" - Julia

" Depending on size, the dairy industry may be able to use to insert in the rumen of cattle to prevent 'hardware disease'." - Kathy

"Just watched this Breaking Bad episode this weekend about magnets!" - Andy  


Real Estate "repurposed" for Equipment Storage.   QDo you have an idle rail spur that you'd be willing to rent out?  We have a party interested in renting idle track space anywhere in the U.S. to store idle rail cars.  Contact Us>>

:  "Hello Damon, I understand you are looking for some idle rail tracks. Please let us know what you need exactly, and we can check with our various terminals throughout the US."George w/ Kinder Morgan.  (For those who may not know, Kinder Morgan is one of the largest pipeline and logistics companies in America.)

Q:  Do you need help "sniffing out" a particular type of real estate or any type of industrial opportunity?  We can help you search!  Our newsletter is very powerful!!  Contact Us>>

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>>
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>>
* 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?

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Chicago Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 100 S Spruce St  Manteno, IL 60950 
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Denver Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 10220 Brighton Rd, Unit 7  Henderson, CO 80640
Philadelphia Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 1101 E 7th St  Wilmington, DE 19810

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