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Newsletter - Oct 13 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.  WATCH "repurposing" Video Introduction>>  or visit us at >>
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Steel Cable...Galvanized.  This is 3/4" galvanized steel cable that came out of highway median.  Once they remove a section for road repair, the DOT mandates that new cable be re-installed.  That means this old cable is in really good shape still.  Click Here for Steel Cable prices>>

repurposedPROJECT:  Highway Median Cable "repurposed" as mooring lines for a boat marina in Idaho.  Steve, we appreciate your business and your resourcefulness!

Semi Trailer Flooring.   This is brand new, 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".  NOTE: (Picture far right) We treated a section of the mixed hardwood planking with Eco Treatment  This produced a stunning silvery, weathered patina.  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver  EMail for Pricing and Details>> 

repurposedEQUIPMENT:  A fire truck "repurposed" as a tailgating and special event  must have.  Complete with multiple big screen TV's and more!  Q: How else have you seen fire trucks "repurposed", or have you seen another specialty piece of equipment "repurposed"?  Share "repurposes">>

Boeing 737 & 767 Fuselage.  "We have the skeletons of a 737 and a 767.  Are you interested in purchasing for some 'repurpose'?  We are in Texas." - David  REDavid, let us get this in our newsletter to see if we can generate some interest!  If interested, Contact Us>> (Serious inquiries ONLY!)

Your Ideas:  "Hollywood loves to blow up airliners." - Carlos Guerra

"Airport fire departments for training." - Jim Thrash

"Once gutted, they would be ideal for two different large playgrounds  so that kids could play in them and around them.  They could connect slides, steps, etc.  Seems like they would be awful fun." - Janice Kall

"Sky high restaurant." - Richard

"Submerged attraction for scuba divers at a quarry." - John Lehane

"We already know they will stand 500mph wind.  So, how about a storm shelter for a small community?" - Tommy Horton

"They would make great houses on the right property.  Even mount them on a pedestal and let them turn in the wind like a weather vane.  The technology exists to do it!" - Robert Olsen

"Paintball field obstacle." - Cesar Giraldo

WANTED...Extruding Machine.  We have a customer that mentioned he's looking for an idled/obsolete extruding machine.  He wants to find one to "repurpose" for making feed pellets to feed his trout.  Q: Do you have an idle/obsolete extruder?  If yes, Contact Us>>  

ReUseConex Conference.  Damon is going to be one of the speakers at the ReUse Conex conference in Boston this coming Monday.   


Rolls of 100% Polyester.  L: Denver  Email for Details & Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We sold some of the 100% polyester fabric to a designer for an light installation she is doing at the upcoming Nuit Blache (White Night) Festival in Toronto.  "Here’s the fabric in action . . . " Mary Ellen

F R E E  SHIPPING...Polyiso Insulation.  Need to insulate before winter?  We are offering truckloads of 3" polyiso with shipping included.  336 sheets of 3" polyiso @ $28/sheet = $9,408 + $0 shipping delivered anywhere in the Lower 48 states.  (Forklift required at unload.) To order, call Glenda at 303.321.1471 or Email Glenda>>

Mineral Oil.  BEFORE: We just got in twenty six 55-gal drums of high-quality mineral oil imported from Germany by a pharmaceutical company.  They have such super tight tolerances for their life-supporting application that they reject 2% of the mineral oil they import.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

repeatCUSTOMER:  "Yes, to the question about purchasing 2 or 4 drums of the mineral oil. I bought some from you last time you had it.  I used it on my indoor riding arena for dust control.  It worked fairly well but it needs to be re-applied." RaeAnn



Propane Tanks.  250, 500, 1000 gallon tanks.  L: Denver  Click Here Tanks>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "I want to share a picture of our favorite fire pit ever - made from the ends of a large tank similar to yours on your email.  Love your email newsletters!" Mary Anne in Encinitas, CA

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

repurposedIDEA"Those are some seriously huge fans.  They could move massive amounts of air.  Maybe some engineer could rig a ducting system so these could power one of the indoor skydiving facilities!?!" Abby in Indiana
Stainless Steel Grates.  We just took in 750 of these grates  They are 13 1/2" x 25 1/2".  They come 25 grates per box.  L: Atlanta, Denver  Click Here for Pricing>> 
SanotracinRTU.  This is asporicidal disinfectant cleaner.  Qty: Eleven 275 gal totes.  The active ingredient is 4-5% Hydrogen Peroxide.  L: Chicago  Read SDS Sheet>>  Make Offer - We are open to offers on a single tote or on all 11.  Email Offer>>

"Another use for this chemical is to eliminate mold spores and have proved to be a very effective method to eliminate mold." 
Ron Pass

"Sailboat owners are in a constant battle with mold.  Try Jamestown Distributors in Rhode Island.  They seem to like to package their own products." - James Maloney

mostWANTED.  FYI...We typically pay 1 1/2x the prevailing scrap metal rate.  QDo you have any scrap, pipe, girders, beams, etc that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  Email Metal Details>>

Steel/Metal Skeletons.  Does your company, or one you know, cut parts out of metal and then have these skeletons leftover?  We could help find a higher and better use rather than simply sending these off to a metal recycler to be melted.  They have value "as is"!!!  Email Us>>


Our Story.  BEFORE"We have beverage canning/bottling equipment from aPepsi Cola plant in Ohio available immediately." Jeff  Jeff accepted our offer, and we moved the equipment to our Denver warehouse.  AFTER: We just sold the last of this assembly line to a trout farm in Nebraska.  As part of their expansion, they are going to make tables and things out of the stainless steel pieces and parts.  Ron, we appreciate your business, and we bet your expansions succeeds in part because you're keeping your overhead low by being frugal and resourceful in buying used!

From Pepsi bottling facility in Ohio to trout farm in Nebraska.  How is that for finding a needle in the haystack?

repurposedINBOX.  "Hello, I am with IKEA Distribution Services North America.  I am very interested in learning more about what you do.  Can we schedule a call to discuss your operation and the kind of items that IKEA may have for you to 'repurpose'?" Amelia  RE: Amelia, Yes, we'd love to get on a call with you!

QLike Amelia, would you like to schedule a call to discuss what unwanted items in your warehouse might be a candidate for "repurposing"?
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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>>

Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
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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