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Newsletter Oct 11 2016

October 11, 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
  • Prairie Dog problem and possible solution  (See Below>>)
  • More Sweeper Brushes have arrived in Denver  (See Below>>)
  • 10,000' of 1 1/2" Ski Lift Cable (See Below>>)
  • Penn State Univ seminar yields great "repurpose" for Conveyor Belt Trimmings  (See Below>>)
repurposedINQUIRY.  "I am looking for a reasonably priced solution to a rodent problem. I am building a deck that will be 440 square feet and want to lay down a material under the deck before it is built, something that prairie dogs cannot eat through and also serves as a weed barrier.  Any thoughts?" Trina.  RE: Our used parking lot fabric might be a good option. - Glenda

Parking Lot Fabric. This is a very tough geotextile material used originally as a temporary parking lot surface.  (The thick plastic middle layer is pictured below)  L: Atlanta, Chicago, Denver  
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Ski Lift Cable.  We just got in 10,000' of used ski lift cable yesterday.  This is 1 1/2" steel cable.  L: Denver  Email for More Details>> 

A.C.E (Attributes, Characteristics, Engineering) - Since lives literally hang in the balance on a ski lift, do you think they wait to change out their steel cables until they are really worn out and almost ready to break?  Of course not.  Ski resorts have very aggressively replacement schedules for their cables.  What does that mean for their used cable?  That means the cable is still in pretty darn good shape relative to retired cable from other industries!

NOTE: This ski resort could have sent this cable to a scrap metal recycler.  But, they knew "repurposing" the cable was a higher and better use option for the environment and their sustainability goals than simply sending this cable off to be melted.
repurposedTOUR.  The board from the Rocky Mountain Alpaca Association came for a tour last week before their board meeting.  We'd love to give your group a tour! 
Street Sweeper Brushes.  Another big load of brushes arrived yesterday in Denver.  L: Denver, Dallas, Atlanta  Click Here for Brush Prices>> 
repurposedREFERRAL...Inbound.  "Hey Damon, I was at a lumber yard this weekend buying some wood and the owner mentioned he had a bunch of particle board he would like to get rid off.  I told the owner I would reach out to you to see you would be interested in either. Attached are photos." - John  RE: John, Thanks for thinking of us. 
repurposedREFERRAL...Outbound.  "Hey Damon, Here is the info on our deal with JCPenney.  Do you happen to have any contacts that you could refer to us, who might have interest?" - Anita  RE: Anita, Bill's company might have interest.  I'll get you his contact info in a bit.
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Steel Cable.  L: Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  David Mauriello sent us this great "how to" video for making a backyard suspension bridge.  Watch Video>>  
Wheel Washer.  We just did a deal for this large wheel washer.  This piece of equipment is designed to wash the mud off of trucks exiting dirt roads prior to driving on paved roads.  Mines, quarries, and excavation contractors are common users of this type of equipment.  L: Denver  Email for More Details>> 
Surplus Rubber...Bowling Shoe Soles.  BEFORE:  "I have sold my bowling shoe manufacturing business and am now cleaning out a building so it can be sold. Lots of surplus rubber sheets we cut shoe soles out of. The sheets are mostly EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate)." -Jeff   AFTER:  Jeff accepted our offer, and we now have a bunch for sale!

EVA Rubber Sheets.  Several colors of sheets.  Most sheets around 36" x 36" with some variation.  20,000+ Sq Ft available.  L: Chicago  Email for More Details>> 

repurposedIDEA:  "I'm looking for something that we can put on the ground under bee hives. The idea is to both suppress weeds but also inhibit the larvae of a pest called the small hive beetle from getting into the soil around the hive where it pupates. We have tried rolling out roofing shingle but is not tough enough over time." - Ken Foster
Concrete Barge.  "This barge has a 133' x 54' x 12' (7,182 sq ft of deck) concrete hull. This barge previously had an elevated deck and exposed rebar exists to rebuild a deck to fit the customer’s requirements or remove them flush with the deck." -Butch  This type of barge gets used a lot in the oil & gas industry.  The barge is meant to be floated to a site, and then filled with water so it sinks and rests on the bottom.  They then typically put some kind of oil/gas support equipment on the barge deck.  L: Louisiana  Email for More Barge Details>>

repurposedIDEA"Use as a platform for fireworks." - Jim  

275 gal Totes.  Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago each just got in a truckload of 275 gal totes.  These are all food grade totes.  Click for Pricing>>
Fiberglass Utility Poles.  We have 200+ utility poles made by   The poles range from 30'-45' in length.  L: Dallas  Email for Inventory & Pricing>>
Conveyor Belt Trimmings.  4"-18" widths.  L: Denver, Atlanta, Dallas  Click for Trimming Widths/Lengths>> 

repurposedTIP:  “I live in the Arkansas woods up a big steep hill. I'm interested in purchasing used conveyor belt on my drive to provide traction and prevent erosion. I got the idea from a Penn State road maintenance seminar I attended. I'd like info on pricing, etc.” – Donna  Click Here for Penn State article>>

Convault Concrete Tank.  Used 2,000 gal tank.  L: Atlanta  Email for 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!!
repurposedEXPANSION.  "Have you ever thought of the Seattle area as a location for future operations?  I am currently employed at a local metal recycling facility and view everything differently than anyone here.  Every day I see material going to 'waste' as it is being recycled.  If Seattle is on your radar for the future, please keep my info and let me know if I can assist in any way." - Dave  RE:  Dave, Two responses: 1) Yes, we are looking to open a western location in 2017; 2) We agree...sending perfectly "repurposeable" materials to the recycler just ain't right!
Love Mail.  "Love what you guys are doing.  Totally makes sense.  I can't TELL you how many times I've watch perfectly good equipment either go to the dump or some scrapper that's only looking for metal... regardless of its potential as 'repurposed'." -Sabin Martin in Indiana 
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>>
Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
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?

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