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Newsletter - May 31, 2016

May 31, 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

Guardrail Timbers.  These are the timbers that hold up the guardrails on our highways and byways.  These are treated timbers that measure 6" x 8" x 72".  L: Denver  Click Here for Guardrail Timber Pricing>>

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

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!!!


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>>

Truck Accident.  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>>

Q:  Any ideas for "repurposing" this 1/8" synthetic blended rubber?  If yes, Submit Ideas>>

"Tool box liners." - Sam Chitwood

"You need to find a manufacturer making gaskets, seals, pads, cushions, etc.  This would be very sought after by them.  You just need to find who is cutting 1/8" thick rubber parts." Jack Bishop

Q: Per Jack's suggestion, what types industries/applications use gaskets, seals, etc that are 1/8" synthetic blended rubber?  Email Ideas>>

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!  Q:Would your group be interested in a fun field trip to one of our 5 locations...AtlantaChicago,DallasDenver, or Philadelphia?

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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia

Surplus LATEX Paint.  We got a bunch of surplus indoor/outdoor, latex paint from a multi project job.  Best of all...the paint is white  Email for MSDS and Details>> 

5 gal Buckets
 Yes, we've heard your requests to offer the paint in smaller quantities.  We now are making the white paint available in 5 gal pails (minimum order is 50 gallons)!!!

customerSUGGESTION:  "Add something like a Durabond, or any powdered packing compound, to your surplus paint to make excellent ‘block filler’ for porous cinder blocks and other masonry walls.  This preparatory coating creates a less porous, smoother painting surface.” Dan E commercial painting contractor in Illinois 

Spot the Material??  Can you pick out the this huge opportunity from 35,000'?  Look close!  (Can't see it?  See close in view at the bottom>> of this email.)

30" Heavy Wall Pipe"Hello Damon, We have surplus pipe and since you look at stuff like this all the time I wonder if you have any interest in it.  The pipe was for a 70 mile project we had scheduled to begin earlier this year but unfortunately since the price of oil had bottomed the project was canceled and now we have the pipe out there.  221,000' of 30" x .75" wall coated pipe." - George
  L: south Central US  Contact Us for Pricing>>

Q:  Any ideas for "repurposing" this heavy wall pipe?  If yes, Submit Ideas>>

"It may be a possibility for a power plant such as at a University that distributes chilled water underground to the buildings to utilize this piping if it meets their specifications." - Bruce

"The heavy wall pipe could be used in bridge foundations (drilled piers); it could also be used in composite columns (concrete filled) for bridges or high-rise buildings." - JS Burke

"These pipes are most likely in 20' to 30' lengths- Weld caps to ends of pipe and use as pontoons for platform barges for building floating house boat residences for river or lake resort housing." - Tim Schulze

"Outdoor advertising companies use this pipe for monopole billboards." - F Lovell


Bowling Alley Wood.  L: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago  Click Here for Wood Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT"Patrick (our Chicago manager) attached is a picture of the lockers I built with the 42" X 42" piece of bowling alley wood used as a seat.  Thanks for the help." - Barry Huebner

Concrete Highway Barriers.    We have 10' barriers in Charlotte and 12' barriers for sale inPhiladelphia.   Email for Pricing or Ship Quote>>


Semi Trailer Flooring.   This is brand new, never installed hardwood trailer flooring.  The floor boards are 1" x 12" x 20'-24' w/ ship lap edges.  L: Philadelphia  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!

repurposedREFERRAL.  "One of my clients was ready to put it into the dumpster, but I convinced them that 'repurposing' was a much better option.  It's definitely a better option than disposal, and the $10,000+ loss is the same either way." -Chuck  REChuck, We did get in the 8,000 sq meters of fabric last week.  We appreciate the referral and your role in keeping this material out of the landfill.

INFO: This aviation equipment manufacturer imports this non-woven, needle punched, 100% polypropylene felt from Germany.  A certain % doesn't meet their demanding tolerances.  That is what we got in.  If you're interested in details on the white felt,
 Email Us>>

1" Double Pane Glass.  BEFORE: We just got in two truckloads...80,000 lbs...of 1", double pane, smoked glass that was made the wrong size for a huge project.  They were going to landfill it all until they reached out to us.  STATUS:  We have it for sale!   L: Dallas  Click Glass Sizes and Pricing>>

Gym Flooring.  L: Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas  Click Here for Court Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Nathan, from South Dakota, just purchased 33 sheets of gym flooring. He is using it to build a custom squash court in his basement." - Patrick (our Chicago manager)

INTERESTING FACT:  Many think that "repurposing" is for those of the lower income demographic.  To the contrary, as Nathan's home squash court attests, we have many very high net worth and business owners/executives as customers and supporters!  Hmmm...might there be a correlation between frugality and net worth!?!

Used Semi Trailer Flooring.  "Hi Damon- Attached are a couple of pics of the brewery.  We used the semi-trailer flooring for the main bar top, counter tops and shelving." - Tim  L: Den, Atl  Click Here for Used Trailer Flooring>>

New Trailer Flooring.  We also have new trailer flooring at a much lower expense.  L: Phi  Click Here for New Trailer Flooring>>

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.

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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia

Bamboo Stakes.  L: Denver  Bamboo Pricing>>  MAKE OFFER.  Q: Would you be interest in a large quantity of bamboo stakes?  If yes, Email an Offer>>

Cabinet Face Frames.  We just took in a whole semi load of cabinet face frames.  L: Philadelphia  MAKE OFFER We'd like to sell all these face frames to one buyer.  We're open to any offers!  Email Offer>>

Insulated Boxes.  We have a semi trailer load of insulated, ThermoSafe boxes for sale.   L: Atlanta  Click Here for Product Details>>   MAKE OFFER - We are open to any offers on large quantity purchases of these boxes.  Email Offer>>


Compressed Agricultural Fiber Panels.  We just took in two truckloads of these compressed hay panels.  They are 2" x 4' x 8'-10' long.  Their main market for these panels is to build homes in foreign countries.  They are pretty ingenious, actually.  L: Dallas  Learn More >>   MAKE OFFER We'd like to sell all these panels to one buyer.  We're open to any offers!  Email Offer>>



Pallet Chips.   We were contacted by a firm that is going to have 3 semi loads of wood chips per week from a pallet shredding operation.  L: Denver.  If you'd be interested in purchasing a truckload of such pallet chips on a recurring basis, Contact Us>>

Our Customers.  We often get asked, "Who are your customers?"  Well, yesterday it was Owens Corning.  One of their divisions bought some of our trailer jack stands!

Trailer Jack Stands.  BEFORE:  "Damon – I have approximately 30 trailer jack stands that do not seem to be moving in stock at my Ohio location.  Let me know if there is any interest." - Tim STATUS:  We made Tim an offer, and he accepted.  These jacks are now for sale.  L: Philadelpha   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 demoing 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.  

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