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Newsletter - Oct 20 2016

October 20, 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 2nd, unrelated industry.  WATCH "repurposing" Video Introduction>>  or visit us at >>
Today's Edition… ( Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia 
Particle Board.  We just did a deal for 1,700 sheets (3 truckloads) of 3/4" x 42" x 96" particle board.  This was used as shelving in a big palleting rack setup in a warehouse.  L: Philadelphia  Email for Pricing>>
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>> 

repurposedIDEA:  "Damon, use your stainless grates to make a redneck BBQ out of toilet complete with an!" - Bruce
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".  Click Here for Guardrail Timber Pricing>>

customerPROJECT From Dept of Transportation castoff "repurposed" as temporary supports in the pipe laying business.  We love it!!!  We appreciate your order, Kevin!
repurposedARTISAN.  Miami-based artist Michael Loveland (in yellow shirt below) was at our Denver facility yesterday selecting some billboards for his newest art installation in Miami.  

Art Collection:  repurposedMATERIALS has started a "repurposed" art collection.  We chose a work from Michael Loveland - - as our first piece.  Michael has incorporated retired advertising billboards into a number of his works.  Since billboards were our very first product we sold, we thought it fitting to start our collection with an artist who uses billboards as an ingredient in his work.  

Q: We are looking to add to our art collection pieces by artists, like Michael, who has a large % of their portfolio fit in with our "repurposed" mission/concept.  If you have an artist whose work you think we should consider, please 
Email Us Suggestions>>    

repurposedINBOX: "I'm a realtor with a buyer who bought a skating rink.  It has 15,000 to 20,000 Sq ft of maple t&g skating rink flooring.  Do you have any interest in the flooring, or know anyone who may?" Van  RE: Van, send us pictures, location, etc please for consideration!

Q: Like Vern, do you, or one of your clients, have materials, equipment, etc. that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  
Email 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">>

Your Ideas:  "Here in farm country, people like to use trucks like this as a mobile repair truck to carry welders, tools, compressors, etc. to take to the fields during planting and harvest time." Jon

"Fire Truck - Revamped to spray a hydroseed mixture." - David Dantos


ReUseConex Conference.  Damon was one of the speakers at the ReUse Conex conference in Boston on Monday.  Find out more about a "repurposing" presentation for your next event.  Learn More>> 


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>> 

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!

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

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We sold some of the 100% polyester fabric to a designer for a 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
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>>


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>>  

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>>